Who hasn’t seen any of the Resident Evil films? Surely, you are familiar with the badass gun-wielding protagonist in that film series, Alice, who was brought to life by the Ukrainian model-actress Milla Jovovich. But how well do we know the Eastern European beauty? Without further ado here is all you need to know about the actress including Milla Jovovich’s net worth, movies, TV shows, private life and career.
Milla Jovovich – Family, Education, and Early Beginnings
Milla Jovovich’s full name is Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich. She was born on December 17, 1975, in Kiev, Soviet Ukraine. Her mother is Soviet Russian actress Galina Loginova. Her father is Serbian doctor Bogdan Jovovich.
In 1980, Milla’s family left Soviet Union and moved to London. Not long after, they moved to Sacramento, California. Seven months later, they finally settled in Los Angeles. Her parents divorced shortly after settling in LA.
While in Los Angeles, her mother tried getting acting jobs, but found little success due to language barriers. Galina ended up cleaning houses to earn money. She also served as cook and housekeeper for director Brian de Palma.
Milla’s father was imprisoned due to his involvement in health insurance fraud. Despite being given a 20-year sentence in 1994, he only served five years.
Jovovich went to Los Angeles public schools and became fluent in English within three months. She was teased because of her Russian roots. Jovovich left school in 7th grade to focus on modeling when she was just 9 years old attended modelling auditions. Not long after Prima agency signed her as a model.
Milla was spotted at 11 years of age by Revlon’s head of marketing back then and chose Milla along with Alexa Singer and Sandra Zatezalo to appear in an ad campaign. The ad campaign was “Most Unforgettable Women in the World”. She went on to appear on Lei and Italian fashion publication which was her first cover shoot and this shot came from Herb Ritts.
Milla on the cover of LEI
Milla admits to being a rebellious teen.
Milla Jovovich was naturalized when she was 19 to become an American citizen.
Milla Jovovich’s Career Success
Because her mother was an actress herself, Milla was raised to be a movie star. Galina enrolled Milla in acting classes at the age of 10. She landed her first professional role in 1988 in the made-for-TV film, The Night Train to Kathmandu. Later that year, she made her feature film debut in romantic thriller Two Moon Junction.
Milla landed her first lead role in Return to the Blue Lagoon in 1991. She was only 15. She instantly gained popularity because of the film, partly because of the controversy sparked by the fact that she had nude scenes in the film.
She was also 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 for her performance in the film.
In 1993, she starred in Dazed and Confused. She was strongly featured in promos for the film. However, she got disappointed when she found out that her role was much reduced in the final version of the movie. Because of this, she took a hiatus from acting and moved to Europe.
In 1997, she went back to acting, starring in The Fifth Element. In 1999, she played the title role in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc.
In 2002, Jovovich starred in what could be considered her most famous film, Resident Evil.
She also starred in the sequels that followed.
Check out below for the complete list of Milla Jovovich’s film, TV, music video, and video game appearances.
Milla Jovovich also had a music career. She has released several tracks, including the “Gentleman Who Fell”. She was also part of the band Plastic Has Memory. She has also contributed to the soundtracks of some of her films.
As a model, she has been part of campaigns for various brands, including Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Gap, Versace, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Coach, DKNY, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Mango, Balmain, Jacob & Co., and Revlon.
Milla Jovovich’s Net Worth 2019
With a lot of films and other modeling, musical, and artistic work listed in her credentials, Milla Jovovich has built herself an impressive net worth. As of 2019, Milla Jovovich’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million.
Milla Jovovich’s Relationships, Husband, and Children
Ukrainian actress Milla Jovovich as been married with film director and writer Paul W.S. Anderson since August 22, 2009. They met in the set of Resident Evil, where Milla starred and Paul directed.
They have have two children, Ever Gabo and Dashiel Edan. In 2019, Milla announced she is pregnant after miscarrying two years prior.
Before marrying Anderson, Jovovich had previous marriages. She got married to Dazed and Confused co-star Shawn Andrews in 1992 when she was only 16. The marriage was annulled two months later.
Milla married director Luc Besson in 1997, and divorced in 1999.
She also got romantically linked with Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender, photographer Mario Sorrenti, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and poet Anno Birkin.
Milla Jovovich’s Filmography
Two Moon Junction – 1988
Return to the Blue Lagoon – 1991
Kuffs – 1992
Chaplin – 1992
Dazed and Confused – 1993
The Fifth Element – 1997
He Got Game – 1998
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc – 1999
The Claim – 2000
The Million Dollar Hotel – 2000
Zoolander – 2001
Resident Evil – 2002
You Stupid Man – 2002
Dummy – 2003
No Good Deed – 2003
Resident Evil: Apocalypse – 2004
Gore Vidal’s Caligula – 2005
Ultraviolet – 2006
0.45 – 2006
Resident Evil: Extinction – 2007
Palermo Shooting – 2008
A Perfect Getaway – 2009
The Fourth Kind – 2009
Stone – 2010
Resident Evil: Afterlife – 2010
Dirty Girl – 2010
Lucky Trouble – 2011
Bringing Up Bobby – 2011
The Three Musketeers – 2011
Faces in the Crowd – 2011
Resident Evil: Retribution – 2012
Cymbeline – 2014
Survivor – 2015
A Warrior’s Tail – 2015
Zoolander 2 – 2016
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – 2016
Shock and Awe – 2017
Future World – 2018
The Rookies – 2018
Paradise Hills – 2019
Hellboy – 2019
Monster Hunter – 2020
The Night Train to Kathmandu – 1988
Paradise – 1988
Married… with Children – 1989
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose – 1990
King of the Hill – 2002
Project Runway – 2009
Lip Sync Battle – 2016
Robot Chicken – 2018
“I Wanna Be a Warhol” – 2013
“Signal” – 2016
The Fifth Element – 1998
Milla Jovovich’s Body Measurements and Other Info
Height – 5 feet 9 inches
Weight – Approximately 64 Kg or 141 lbs
Body measurements – 34-25-34
Age – 43 years
Religion – Russian Orthodox
Ethnicity – Caucasian
Shoe size – 9 US
Dress size – 4 US
Hair color – Dark Brown
Eye color – Green