Jovovich, Milla 1975–

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Jovovich, Milla 1975–


Full name, Milla Natasha Jovovich; born December 17, 1975, in Kiev, U.S.S.R. (now Ukraine); immigrated to the United States, c. 1980; daughter of Bogdanovitch "Bogich" (a doctor) and Galina Loginova (an actress) Jovovich; married Shawn Andrews, 1992 (annulled, 1993); married Luc Besson (a director), 1997 (divorced, 1999). Education: Attended Excelsior High School.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Media Talent Group, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 550, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Publicist—Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, 8687 Melrose Ave., Pacific Design Center, Eighth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress, writer, and musician. Appeared on the cover of Seventeen magazine, 1986; model for Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" campaign, 1987; model for Calvin Klein Escape campaign, c. 1994; model for various print advertisements.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress starring in a motion picture, 1992, for Return to the Blue Lagoon; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite female newcomer, and MTV Movie Award nomination, best fight, 1997, Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1998, all for The Fifth Element; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, 2003, for Resident Evil.


Film Appearances:

Samantha, Two Moon Junction, Lorimar, 1988.

Lilli, Return to the Blue Lagoon, Columbia, 1991.

Mildred Harris, Chaplin, TriStar, 1992.

Maya Carlton, Kuffs, Universal, 1992.

Michelle, Dazed and Confused, Gramercy Pictures, 1993.

Leeloo, The Fifth Element (also known as Le cinquieme element), Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Dakota Burns, He Got Game, Buena Vista, 1998.

Joan of Arc, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc and Joan of Arc), Columbia, 1999.

Eloise, The Million Dollar Hotel, Kintop Pictures, 2000.

Lucia, Kingdom Come, United Artists, 2000.

Katinka, Zoolander, Paramount, 2001.

Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter, 2001.

The Making and Meaning of "We Are Family" (documentary; also known as We Are Family), 2002.

Fangora, Dummy, Artisan, 2002.

Alice, Resident Evil, Columbia TriStar, 2002.

Erin, The House on Turk Street (also known as No Good Deed), Remstar, 2002.

Nadine, You Stupid Man, mediacs AG, 2002.

Alice, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Sony, 2004.

Fade Out, Mobius, 2005.

Violet, Ultraviolet, Sony, 2006.

.45, Falcom, 2006.

Veronica, Welcome to America, Lions Gate, 2006.

Alice, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Screen Gems, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 1988.

Good Morning America, ABC, 1988.

"Childhood's End," Paradise, CBS, 1988.

"Top Models," The Reporters, Fox, 1989.

Yvette, "Fair Exchange," Married … with Children, Fox, 1989.

"The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc," HBO First Look, HBO, 1999.

Die Harald Schmidt Show, 2002.

Tout le monde en parle, 2002.

V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002.

Voice of Serena, "Get Your Freak Off," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2002.

"Nuo surkeat Hollywood-pelit," 4Pop, 2004.

Le Grand journal de Canal+, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of a Model, ABC, 1988.

Idols, Fox, 1991.

Herself, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (also known as Joan of Arc and Jeanne d'Arc), The History Channel, 1999.

Holiday with the Stars (documentary), E! Entertainment, 2000.

VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lily McLeod, The Night Train to Kathmandu, The Disney Channel, 1988.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Robin Fecknoids, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Fox, 1990.



The Divine Comedy, EMI Records, 1994.

The Peopletree Sessions, Peopletree, 1998.


Herself, Teen Vid II, 1991.

Playing Dead: "Resident Evil" From Game to Screen, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2002.

Game Over: "Resident Evil" Reanimated, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Game Babes, 2004.

Corporate Malfeasance, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Appeared in the Lenny Kravitz music video "If You Can't Say No."

Video Games:

Leeloo, The Fifth Element (also known as Le Cinquieme element), 1998.


Record Albums:

(Author of songs and poetry) The Divine Comedy, EMI Records, 1994.

(With others) The Peopletree Sessions, Peopletree, 1998.


Gentleman Who Fell, 1993.

Film Songs:

"The Gentleman Who Fell," The Rules of Attraction (also known as Die regeln des spiels), Lions Gate, 2002.

"Rocket Collecting," Underworld, Columbia TriStar, 2003.

"Separate Worlds," The Prince & Me (also known as The Prince and Me), Paramount, 2004.



Entertainment Weekly, May 16, 1997.

Esquire, June, 1997, pp. 26.

People, May 26, 1997, pp. 63; August 25, 1997, pp.47.

Premiere, volume 10, issue 9, 1997, pp. 50.

Time, April 25, 1994.