Milla Jovovich Biography, Age,Husband, Children, Resident Evil and Films

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Milla Jovovich Biography

Milla Jovovich is an American actress, model and musician. She has appeared in numerous science fiction and action films, leading the music channel VH1 to deem her the “reigning queen of kick-butt” in 2006.   Forbes determined in 2004,that she was the highest-paid model in the world.

She began modeling in 1987, at the age of 12 when Herb Ritts photographed her for the cover of the Italian magazine Lei. Richard Avedon featured her in Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women in the World” advertisements.  Milla had her first acting role in the television film The Night Train to Kathmandu in 1988.  In the same year she also appeared in her first feature film, Two Moon Junction.

Milla gained attention for her role in the 1991 romance film Return to the Blue Lagoon, as she was then only 15. She was considered to have a breakthrough with her role in the 1997 French science-fiction film The Fifth Element written and directed by Luc Besson. She and Besson married that year, but soon divorced. She starred as the heroine and martyr in Besson’s The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999).

In 2002, Jovovich starred in the science fiction horror film Resident Evil, adapted from the video game series of the same name. She reprised her role in five sequels, all in the apocalyptic fiction action horror genre, made between 2004 and 2016.  Despite consistent negative reviews, the Resident Evil film series was commercially successful; it is the highest-grossing film series to be based on video games, having grossed over US$1.2 billion worldwide.

In 1994, Milla released a debut album, The Divine Comedy, and a follow-up, The People Tree Sessions, in 1998. She continues to release demos for other songs on her official website and frequently contributes to film soundtracks. In 2003, she and model Carmen Hawk created the clothing line Jovovich-Hawk, which ran until 2008. Milla has her own production company, Creature Entertainment.

Milla Jovovich Age

Milla was born on December 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR. She is 43 years old as of 2018.

Milla Jovovich Family

Milla was born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR.  She is the daughter of Galina Loginova, a Russian actress, and Bogich Jovovich, a Serbian doctor.  Milla’s maternal ancestors were from the Russian city of Tula.  Her paternal ancestors are from the Vasojevići clan and they also lived in Metohija. She spent most of her early childhood in Moscow, Russian SFSR, her mother’s native city, and says she was born in Ukraine “pretty much by accident”.

When Milla was five years old in 1980, her family left the Soviet Union  and immigrated to London. They subsequently immigrated to Sacramento, California, settling in Los Angeles seven months later. Milla’s parents divorced soon after their arrival in Los Angeles.

In 1988, her father had a relationship with an Argentine woman, and they had a son, Marco Jovovich. Due to her parents’ divorce years before, Milla saw little of her half brother.

Her father had a relationship with an Argentine woman in 1988. They had a son, Marco Jovovich. Milla saw little of her half brother due to her parents’ divorce years before.

In Los Angeles, her mother tried to get acting jobs, but found little success because of language barriers, and eventually resorted to cleaning houses to earn money. Both parents served as cooks and housekeepers for director Brian De Palma. Her father was convicted and imprisoned for participating in the largest health insurance fraud ever investigated; he was given a 20-year sentence in 1994, but was released in 1999 after serving five years.  According to Jovovich, “Prison was good for him. He’s become a much better person. It gave him a chance to stop and think.”

Milla Jovovich Young

Milla went to a  public schools in Los Angeles, becoming fluent in English in three months.  In school, she was teased by classmates for coming from the Soviet Union: “I was called a commie and a Russian spy. I was [never] accepted into the crowd.”  At age 12, Jovovich left seventh grade to focus on modeling, which she had started at age nine.  She has said she was rebellious during her early teens, engaging in drug use, shopping mall vandalism, and credit-card fraud.  In 1994, she became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 19.

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Milla Lives in homes in Los Angeles and New York  with her husband, film writer and director Paul W. S. Anderson. They got married on August 22, 2009. The couple met while working on the 2002 film Resident Evil, which Anderson wrote and directed, and in which Milla starred.

In 2003, Anderson proposed to Milla but the two separated for a period of time before becoming a couple again. Milla gave birth to their first child, daughter Ever Gabo on November 3, 2007 , at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. On April 1, 2015 their second child, daughter Dashiel Edan, was born.

Prior to her relationship with Anderson, Milla in 1992 she married on-screen boyfriend Shawn Andrews  while filming Dazed and Confused together.  During that time Andrews was 21, while Milla was 16; the marriage was annulled by her mother two months later.

After the annulment, Milla moved to Europe with her friend and musician Chris Brenner.  In Europe she met and then lived with her new boyfriend, ex-Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender, in London from May 1994 to October 1995. She dated photographer Mario Sorrenti from 1995 to 1997.

Milla married the Fifth Element director Luc Besson in 1997 in Las Vegas, where they went skydiving directly after the ceremony. The  two divorced in 1999.  She befriended the young poet and musician, Anno Birkin between 1998 and 2001, and each was the other’s inspiration behind many of their compositions.  Just before Anno’s death in a car accident on November 8, 2001 Milla became involved with Him romantically.

Milla Jovovich Resident Evil

Milla starred in the horror-action film Resident Evil in 2002. The film was released in the United States on March 15, 2002.  It is based on the CAPCOM video game series of the same name. Milla characterized  Alice, the film’s heroine, who fights a legion of zombies created by the Umbrella Corporation.

Milla had accepted the role because she and her brother Marco had been fans of the video game franchise.  She had performed all the stunts needed in the film, except for a scene that would involve her jumping to a cement platform, which her management deemed too dangerous. She was trained in karate, kickboxing, and combat-training.  The film was commercially successful, grossing US$17 million on its opening weekend.  Eventually it  made US$40 million domestically and US$102 million worldwide.

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Films From Year 2011 to 2020

  • 2020 – Monster Hunter as Captain Natalie Artemis
  • 2019 – Paradise Hills as The Duchess
  • 2019 – Hellboy as Nimue, The Blood Queen
  • 2018 – Future World as The Druglord
  • 2017 – Shock and Awe as Vlatka
  • 2016 – Zoolander 2 as Katinka Ingaborgovinananananana
  • 2016 – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as Alice / Alicia Marcus
  • 2015 – Survivor as Kate Abbott
  • 2015 – A Warrior’s Tail as Savva
  • 2014 – Cymbeline as The Queen
  • 2012 – Resident Evil: Retribution as Alice
  • 2011 – Lucky Trouble as Nadya
  • 2011 – Bringing Up Bobby as Olive
  • 2011 – The Three Musketeers as Milady de Winter
  • 2011 – Faces in the Crowd as Anna Marchant

Films From Year 2001 to 2010

  • 2010 – Stone as Lucetta Creeson2010 – Resident Evil: Afterlife as Alice
  • 2010 – Dirty Girl as Sue-Ann Edmondston
  • 2009 – A Perfect Getaway as Cydney Anderson
  • 2009 – The Fourth Kind as Dr. Abigail “Abbey” Tyler
  • 2008 – Palermo Shooting – Herself
  • 2007 – Resident Evil: Extinction as Alice
  • 2006 – Ultraviolet as Violet Song Jat Shariff
  • 2006 – 0.45 as Kat
  • 2005 – Gore Vidal’s Caligula as Julia Drusilla
  • 2004 – Resident Evil: Apocalypse as Alice
  • 2003 – Dummy as Fangora “Fanny” Gurkel
  • 2003 – No Good Deed as Erin
  • 2002 – Resident Evil as Alice
  • 2002 – You Stupid Man as Nadine
  • 2001 – Zoolander as Katinka Ingaborgovinananananana

Films From Year 1988 to 2000

  • 2000 – The Claim as Lucia
  • 2000 – The Million Dollar Hotel as Eloise
  • 1999 – The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc as Joan of Arc
  • 1998 – He Got Game as Dakota Burns
  • 1997 – The Fifth Element as Leeloo de Sabat
  • 1993 – Dazed and Confused as Michelle Burroughs
  • 1992 – Kuffs as Maya Carlton
  • 1992 – Chaplin as Mildred Harris
  • 1991 – Return to the Blue Lagoon as Lilli Hargrave
  • 1988 – Two Moon Junction as Samantha Delongpre

Milla Jovovich TV Shows

  • 2018 – Robot Chicken as Nanny McPhee/Megan Hipwell/Bachelor Contestant
  • 2009 – Project Runway – Herself
  • 2002 – King of the Hill as Serena Shaw
  • 1990 – Parker Lewis Can’t Lose as Robin Fecknowitz
  • 1989 – Married… with Children as Yvette
  • 1988 – The Night Train to Kathmandu as Lily McLeod
  • 1988 – Paradise as Katie

Milla Jovovich Upcoming Movies | Milla Jovovich Now

Milla appears in the upcoming Hellboy reboot which is set to be released in 2019.

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Milla is known for her careers as a model, singer and actress. Milla has been referred by Music channel VH1 as the “reigning queen of kick-butt” for her roles in various sci-fi and action films. Rebecca Flint Marx of Allmovie said that despite the negative critical response for the Resident Evil films, the franchise has turned Jovovich into an “A-list action star”.  Her action roles have given her a geek following for which MTV said she was “Every Geek’s Dream Girl”.

Milla in 2004, was ranked No. 69 on Maxim magazine’s “Top 100 Hot List”,  ranked No. 82 in 2005 and ranked No. 21 in 2010. Maxim also named her No. 11 on their list of “Hottest Nerd Crushes”.

She was ranked No. 90 on Ask Men’s Top 99 Women of 2008 List in 2008. Milla attended and sang at the birthday celebration of Mikhail Gorbachev in 2011. Milla also gave a speech in which she thanked Gorbachev, saying that when she and her family left the Soviet Union in 1980 they were sure that they would never see their relatives again and that thanks to him they have been reunited.

Milla Jovovich Alice

Milla in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), the sixth and final film of the Resident Evil franchise, starred as Alice. She continues her vengeance against Umbrella for the death of her allies and the catastrophe they have caused.

Time Out in its review for the film noted: “While the franchise has slackened into dependably dumb post-apocalyptic thrills, star Milla Jovovich has only gotten better, seasoning her long-legged athleticism with a commanding stare”

Milla Jovovich Chaplin

Milla characterized  Mildred Harris in the Charlie Chaplin biographical film Chaplin. A film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. The film was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough.  It  stars Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Dan Aykroyd, Penelope Ann Miller, and Kevin Kline. The film also features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of her own paternal grandmother, Hannah Chaplin.

Milla Jovovich Zoolander

Milla played a supporting role as the evil Katinka in the comedy Zoolander (2001).

Milla Jovovich Blue Lagoon

Milla at age 15 she was cast as the lead in Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), opposite Brian Krause. Due to her age and beauty, Milla was often compared to Brooke Shields, another child model-turned-actress, who had starred in The Blue Lagoon (1980).

The role was controversial as, like Shields, Milla appeared nude in the film.  She was nominated for “Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture” at the 1991 Young Artist Awards, and “Worst New Star” at the 1991 Golden Raspberry Awards.

Milla Jovovich Alien Movie

Jovovich starred in the science-fiction thriller The Fourth Kind, as a psychologist in Alaska who uses hypnosis to uncover memories from her patients of alien abduction. While the film was largely panned by critics, it made US$47.71 million in cinemas worldwide.

The title is derived from the expansion of J. Allen Hynek’s classification of close encounters with aliens, in which the fourth kind denotes alien abductions.

Milla Jovovich Ultraviolet

In 2006, Jovovich’s film, the science fiction/action thriller Ultraviolet, was released on March 3. She played the title role of Violet Song jat Shariff, a role that also involved heavily choreographed fight sequences. It was not screened for critics, but when reviewed, it was critically panned, grossing US$31 million worldwide

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