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Milla Jovovich (born 17.12.1975) Milla Jovovich is an American actress and model. She is Ukranian by birth.
Childhood: Milla Jovovich was born in Kiev, Ukranian SSR. SSR. Her father is Bogdan Bogdanovicj Jovovich (he is a Serbian pediatrician) and her mother is Galina Loginova. (a Soviet stage actress).
Milla Jovovich's family moved to London for political reasons in 1981. They later moved to Sacramento, California and eventually settled in Los Angeles. Bogdan and Galina divorced shortly after settling there. Although Galina tried to support the family through her acting, she eventually had to take on cleaning jobs. One person whose house she cleaned was Brian De Palma.
Jovovich has a half-brother, Marco, from her father's relationship with a woman in Argentina.
Milla Jovovich left school at 12 to focus on her modelling career.
Career: Milla Jovovich started to attend modelling auditions at the age of nine. She was soon signed by the Prima agency. At age 11, she was also spotted by the photographer Richard Avedon, head of Revlon's marketing at the time. He chose Milla Jovovich to appear in the 'Most Unforgettable Women in the World' ad campaign, along with Alexa Singer and Sandra Zatezalo.
Milla Jovovich's first cover shoot came when Herb Ritts shot her for the cover of the Italian fashion publication Lei. She signed her first professional contract in 1988 and became embroiled in the debate about the suitability of using young models in fashion shoots.
Milla Jovovich's career went from strength to strength and her image has graced the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan and The Face, among others. She has also been the face of advertising campaigns for fashion houses such as Donna Karan. Gap, Versace, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior. Both Miuccia Prada and Gianni Versace have claimed Milla Jovovich as a muse.
When Bret Easton Ellis made Glamorama, a satirical take on the cult of celebrity, Milla Jovovich had a cameo role in the film.
In 1988, the same year that she signed her first modelling contract, Milla Jovovich also landed a role in The Night Train to Kathmandu, a low budget TV film. The following year, she also had a small role in Two Moon Junction, which starred Sherilyn Fenn.
Jovovich then performed in a couple of television series, such as Paradise and Parker Lewis Can't Lose and followed this with a lead film role, in Return to the Blue Lagoon in 1991. Jovovich found herself being compared to Brooke Shields, who had starred in the original, The Blue Lagoon. The following year, she starred opposite Christian Slater in Kuffs and then took on the role of Mildred Harris in the Charlie Chaplin biopic Chaplin. The title role was played by Robert Downey Jr.
Milla Jovovich was then cast in Dazed and Confused, the Richard Linklater film that became a cult hit. The film also starred Shawn Andrews (her boyfriend at the time), Parker Posey and Ben Affleck.
After taking a break from acting (in which she focused on her music career), Milla Jovovich returned in 1997, when she starred in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. The film also starred Gary Oldman and Bruce Willis and proved to be Milla Jovovich's breakthrough role.
Milla Jovovich played an abused prostitute in Spike Lee's He Got Game. Denzel Washington and Ray Allen also starred in the film. She then returned to action movies with an appearance in The Messenger: The Story of Joan the Arc, again with Luc Besson at the helm. In 2000, she was chosen to appear in Bono's concept film The Million Dollar Hotel. The film was directed by Wim Wenders and starred Jeremy Davies and Mel Gibson. The following year, she made a cameo in Ben Stiller's Zoolander.
Jovovich played Alice in all of the Resident Evil films - a hugely successful trilogy.
In 1994, Milla Jovovich released a solo album entitled The Divine Comedy.
Personal Life: Milla Jovovich is married to the director Paul W. S . Anderson. In 2007, Jovovich gave birth to their daughter Ever Gabo Anderson.
Milla Jovovich had previously been romantically linked with Shawn Andrews, Stuart Zender of Jamiroquai, Mario Sorrenti and John Frusciante of Red Hot Chilli Peppers. She was also married to Luc Besson for about a year.
The original franchise came to a close earlier this year.
Earlier this year, 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' took in an incredible $312 million worldwide - including $160 million in China alone - and served as the closing point for a movie series that had been ongoing ever since the original film release in 2002. With Milla Jovovich in the driving seat as Alice and Paul W.S. Anderson serving as director and writer, it's a series that hugely divided critics, but became a huge success with a cult following.
Milla Jovovich left the franchise with 'The Final Chapter'
Now though, that series is over, but that doesn't necessarily mean we've seen the end of the 'Resident Evil' franchise on the big screen. In fact, there are already rumblings about an entirely new film coming to viewers sooner rather than later, with a new cast and crew on board, ready to tell a new story within the 'Resident Evil' universe.
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Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' held at Regal LA Live: A Barco Innovation Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd January 2017
It was just a movie 'made by fans, for fans'.
Milla Jovovich is set to appear in the sixth and final movie of the 'Resident Evil' franchise. Fifteen years on from the first movie, she reflects on the totally unexpected and explosive success of the series, which she says began as a movie 'made by fans for fans'.
Milla Jovovich returns for 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'
'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' sees Milla return in her role as zombie ass-kicking former pharmaceutical company operative Alice. She's back in Raccoon City to stand against the Umbrella Corporation who are trying to wipe out the survivors of the T-virus, and it looks like Milla enjoyed her last hurrah in her favourite franchise.
Continue reading: Milla Jovovich Reflects On The Unexpected Success Of 'Resident Evil'
Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part of both of them still has the wish to return to the stage and once again be crowned as the king of the runway. When some of the world's most famous celebrities are found murdered (all of whom have died pulling Derek's trademark Blue Steel pout) Interpol decide to recruit the two fashion veterans in a bid to infiltrate the current world of modelling - an industry that's evolved beyond the one they were originally accustom to.
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Unusually gritty and grounded, this terrorism thriller avoids the pitfalls of most overwrought action movies by creating characters and action situations that are unusually believable, even if the plot itself feels badly undercooked. The problem is that there isn't a clear sense of what's at stake here, because screenwriter Philip Shelby insists on continually blurring the mystery by withholding key details until he's ready to reveal them. So the cleverly played old-style suspense never quite pays off.
It opens at the US Embassy in London, where new security chief Kate (Milla Jovovich) has been alerted to the fact that terrorists are trying to get visas to enter America. Working with the ambassador (Angela Bassett) her team leaders (Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster), Kate narrows in on a suspicious doctor (Roger Rees) who's an expert in explosive gasses. But a shocking bombing stops her short, framing her as the villain. Now she's being chased not only by the Americans, but also a British inspector (James D'Arcy) and a ruthless assassin known as The Watchmaker (Pierce Brosnan). And Kate knows that she's the only one who can stop the nefarious plot, whatever it might be.
This is one of those films that enjoyably pushes its central character over the brink, so we can't help but root for Kate to get out of this seriously messy situation and save the day. Jovovich plays her in a plausible way as a capable woman who has no choice but to fight back and try to survive, because she's the only one who knows that she's not the real threat here. Everyone else is extremely shadowy, although McDermott gets to show a heroic side, as does the terrific Frances de la Tour as the only embassy staff member who believes that Kate is the good guy. Meanwhile, Brosnan gives a remarkably effective performance as a cold-blooded killer.
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The world of counter-intelligence has gotten an awful lot more dangerous. When a visa security officer (Milla Jovovich) is posted in the US Embassy in the United Kingdom, she is tasked with ensuring that known or suspected terrorists are unable to make their way to the United States. But when she come under fire from a deadly assassin known only as "The Watchmaker" (Pierce Brosnan), she ends up framed for various crimes she didn't commit and is forced on the run. Now, she must do her best to keep doing her job while being hunted and tracked by not only The Watchmaker, but US Security Services and Marines.
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In a dark and corrupt world, the rich and powerful are the bad guys, while those who strive to bring them down are destined to fail. With sin and vice running wild, the dirty police force are pushed into a war with the criminals they have spent so long supporting. Cymbeline (Ed Harris) is a powerful drug lord that one day decides he no longer wants to pay the police for their protection, pushing both sides to put their financial goals aside and embark in a bitter and desperate battle to rid the world of one-another.
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The 38 year-old actress and her husband Paul Anderson are already parents to a 6 year-old daughter, Ever Gabo Anderson.
Milla Jovovich and her husband Paul Anderson, the producer of the 'Resident Evil' film franchise, announced in August they are expecting their second child together, and now the married couple have confirmed it will be a baby daughter.
Milla and Paul are already parents to a 6 year-old daughter, Ever Gabo Anderson
The pair, who are already parents to a 6 year-old daughter, Ever Gabo Anderson, told People magazine the gender of their second child while attending Wednesday's (Oct 29th) amFAR's Fifth Annual Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles.
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The 'Resident Evil' star also announced that filming for 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' will be halted until the baby is born.
On Monday (Aug 18th), Milla Jovovich announced that she and her husband Paul Anderson, the producer of the 'Resident Evil' film franchise, are expecting their second child together. The married couple are already parents to their 6 year-old daughter, Ever Gabo Anderson.
Jovovich is expecting her second child
"Happy Monday everyone!" Jovovich wrote on her official Facebook page. "This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But. My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!"
What took its toll on the actors' 19 month marriage?
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have split after just 19 months of marriage, a spokesperson has confirmed to Us Weekly. The couple have a 10 month-old son together who will be reportedly shared by both parents as they make their separation.
"Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have decided to separate," the rep told Us."They both love and respect one another and will of course remain committed to co-parenting their son. This is a mutual decision and the two remain close friends."
A source added to the confirmation, saying "They love each other so much but it just wasn't right."
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The Star Wars Episode VII rumour mill takes in a national treasure, while spies take over London. New trailers offer Swinton and Hiddleston as immortal lovers, Hoffman as a German agent, a new spin on E.T. and more airbrushed abs than you can count...
The best rumour this week is that Judi Dench may play Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode VII, which director Jj Abrams starts shooting in the UK this spring. The character is a rebel leader in both III: Revenge of the Sith and VI: Return of the Jedi, but there's no foundation to this story. Rumours have been rampant over recent weeks and are bound to get even more inventive in the coming months. The original Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill has been keeping his lips tightly sealed when being quizzed about 'Star Wars VII'.
The year's first blockbuster, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, held its UK premiere this week before the spy adventure's British opening this weekend. Stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh (who also directed) were joined on the red carpet by an array of local almost-celebrities. Browse through our 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' UK premiere' photo gallery.
Date of birth
17th December, 1975
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