Actress Milla Jovovich poses as she arrives for the Saint Laurent fall collection fashion show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los... MARIO ANZUONI February 11, 2016 08:41am EST - Compiled by Egypt Today
CAIRO – 17 December 2017: Mila Jovovich supermodel, actress, fashion designer and singer was born on Dec. 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. Yet she managed to get on the cover of more than 100 magazines.
While her dad was living in London he worked as a bartender, which was Jovovich and her mother’s way out of Soviet Union Ukraine. They would travel to London to visit her father and then as a family they moved to America in the 70’s.
“It's going to seem idiotic to say this, but I think that at a given moment we all need a place to ourselves where we can refuge ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world.”
- Milla Jovovich
As a young girl growing up, her mother taught her the essential acting skills she needed, alongside which she studied ballet and singing. At the age of 15 she wrote her first album. "The Divine Comedy" was released in 1994 and she continues to write songs and sing while releasing them for free through her website. Jovovich has been featured on many movie soundtracks.
”There is all this controversy that women and girls are too skinny or too overweight. I say to just do martial arts and everything will be okay. You will tone up your body and find a confidence you can't find just sitting around watching TV and hanging out with friends.” - Milla Jovovich
At the age of 11 she was scouted by world renowned photographer Richard Avedon and went on to be featured in Revlon cosmetics ad campaigns. Only then to be featured on over 100 international magazine covers, yet she is mainly known for her role in “The Fifth Element” (1997) and “Resident Evil” (2002). She became the highest paid model in the world in 2004 earning $10.4 million.
“I'm not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I've known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they'd become jealous of the time I devote to my career.” - Milla Jovovich
Staying true to her love for fashion, Jovovich joined forces with her business partner and friend Carmen Hawk and they launched the Jovovich-Hawk fashion label, which was featured on American Vogue’s "10 Things to Watch Out for in 2005."
Jovovich has two children with her husband Paul W. S. Anderson, the British writer and director of the “Resident Evil” action/thriller saga.