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Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich


Milla Jovovich is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action-themed films. Music channel VH1 has referred to her as the Reigning Queen of Kick Butt.
Pretty girl was born on December 17, 1975 in Kiev, Soviet Union. Her mother Galina Loginova is a Russian stage actress. The girl was raised in the Russian Orthodox religion. Jovovich speaks Russian and English fluently, and a little French.
By the way, Milla began modeling when Gene Lemuel convinced Herb Ritts to shoot her for the cover of Lei magazine. Richard Avedon featured her in Revlon’s Most Unforgettable Women in the World advertisements.
In 1988, she debuted in the film The Night Train to Kathmandu, and later that year, she appeared in the feature film Two Moon Junction.

The actress gained notoriety with the romance film Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991).
You know, Milla released a music album, The Divine Comedy, in 1994. The People Tree Sessions, her second album, was released in 1998. A year later, the singer, together with musician Chris Brenner, founded the experimental group Plastic Has Memory. In the group she worked not only as a vocalist, but also wrote lyrics for new songs and played electric guitar. The team took part in many shows, but never recorded an album.
Bruce Willis and Jovovich acted in the science fiction film The Fifth Element in 1997. Later she played the title role in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999).
The legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace called Jovovich his “favorite supermodel” in 2003, and a year later Forbes magazine placed the girl’s name on the list of the world’s richest models.
Model Carmen Hawk and actress Jovovich created the clothing line Jovovich-Hawk in 2003. In its third season prior to its demise, the pieces could be found at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Harvey Nichols, and over 50 stores around the world. Also Jovovich has her own production company, Creature Entertainment.
The actress practices yoga and meditates often to live a healthy lifestyle. She avoids junk foods and prefers to cook herself. In addition, she practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other varieties of martial arts. To tell the truth, Jovovich enjoys playing the guitar, writing poems and lyrics for songs.
Moreover, Jovovich sang at the birthday celebration of Mikhail Gorbachev in 2011. The actress also gave a speech in which she thanked Gorbachev, saying that when she and her family left the Soviet Union in 1980 they were sadly sure that they would never see their relatives again and that thanks to him they reunited again.

Personal life
American actor Shawn Andrews and Milla got married in 1992. She was 16 years old and Andrews was 21. Their marriage was annulled by her mother two months later.
Then Jovovich moved to Europe with her friend and musician Chris Brenner, where she met and then lived with her new boyfriend, Jamiroquai ex-bassist Stuart Zender, from May 1994 to October 1995.
From 1995 to 1997, she dated photographer Mario Sorrenti.
In 1997 Jovovich married Luc Besson, the director of The Fifth Element. Two years later they divorced.
Between 1998 and 2001, she befriended the young poet and musician, Anno Birkin. They had a love affair just before his death in a car accident in late 2001. Also Jovovich dated former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, for seven months in 2000.
On August 22, 2009 the actress married film director Paul W. S. Anderson. They met on the set of the film Resident Evil, directed by Anderson. He made a marriage proposal in 2003, but the two separated for a period of time before becoming a couple again.
Their daughter Ever Gabo Anderson was born on November 3, 2007. In 2015 Milla gave birth to their second daughter.
In December 2016 Milla visited the premiere of the new film Resident Evil: The Last Chapter in Tokyo. Actually, her 9-year-old daughter Ever debuted in this film.

Milla Jovovich