Professionally known as Milla Jovovich, Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich as is a U.S model, singer, and actress who has starred in several notable actions and science-fiction movies like The Fifth Element and Resident Evil. Milla began acting at an early age and at the age of fifteen, she starred in the romance movie Return to the Blue Lagoon, which brought her to the spotlight.
Asides from acting, Jovovich is also a renowned model who appeared on Forbes as the highest paid model in 2004. To crown it all, she is also a musician with two studio albums and several singles to her credit. Now check out these other facts the multi-talented actress; her bio, net worth, and personal life.
Milla Jovovich Biography
Millia was born in Kiev, Ukraine (formerly USSR) on the 17th day of December 1975 to a Yugoslavian doctor, Bogich Jovovich, and a Soviet actress, Golina Loganiva. The family migrated to London when Milla was just five years old. They would later live in Sacremento, California before they finally settled in Los Angeles but her parents went through a divorce few months after their arrival in L.A.
She attended public school in L.A and in three months, she was fluent in the English language. Her mom tried getting an acting job while in L.A and when it was not coming, she had to take up a cleaning job to support herself and her little daughter, she, however, enrolled Milla in an acting class.
Milla Jovovich actually began her career at a very tender age as a model. She first started by appearing in ads. Her early jobs with the likes of Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh, and Herb Ritts placed her in the spotlight and gave her countless of other opportunities in the modeling industry and soon, she was on the cover page of popular magazines.
By her 12th birthday, she had become the world youngest cover model earning a salary of $3,500 a day which is incredibly astonishing for a girl her age. This set the course of her career and since then, she has featured on more than 100 major fashion magazines in the United States. Revlon ads named her one of the “Most Unforgettable Women in the World”.
In 2002, Milla Jovovich was named as Prada’s “source of inspiration”, the following year, an article claimed she was Versace’s “favorite supermodel”. In 2004, she topped Forbes magazines “Richest Supermodels of the world” list with reported earnings in the range $10.5 million. Spanish clothing line, Mango in 2006 choose Milla as their new spokesmodel, and she also featured in their advertising campaigns.
She has been heavily involved in campaigns for big names in the fashion industries such as Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Gap, Versace, DKNY, Giorgio Armani, etc.
Unable to continue her acting career in the US, Golina Loganiva encouraged her daughter to attempt the heights she couldn’t reach. Milla began acting as a child. Her first professional role was as Lily Meleod in the television film The Night Train to Kathmandu in the year 1988. Later that same year, she appeared as Samantha Delongpre in the romantic thriller Two Moon Junction.
At the age of 15 years, she was cast as the lead actress in the movie Return To The Blue Lagoon alongside Brian Krause. The movie brought her to the limelight and earned her other roles which have helped her acting career blossom. She has starred in several blockbuster movies and TV series like Paradise, Married With Children, and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.
She took a break from acting for some years but returned in 1997 with a lead role in French science fiction action film The Fifth Element. Other films she has acted include horror action film Resident Evil, If You Can’t Say No, Future World, Hellboy, and many others.
Apart from featuring in more than 100 magazines covers including big-name fashion magazine and also series of movies she has acted, She has also released her debut music album “The Divine Comedy” and also co-own Jovovich-Hawk a women’s fashion line with Carmen Hawk, which was received by the fashion world.
Millia reportedly does not reveal her current salary, but with all her successes both in the modeling and acting, you could be certain that her net worth is worth a lot. As at 2018, her net worth is estimated around $36 million.
Is Milla Jovovich Married? Daughter, Husband
Milla has been married thrice. Her first marriage was in 1992 to Shawn Andrews in 1992, the union, however, ended two months later. Her second marriage was to director Luc Besson, it also ended two years later (1997-1999). Ten years later, the actress decided to give marriage another chance, this time with writer and director of Resident Evil series, Paul Anderson. The couple met at the movie set and after dating for a few years, they tied the knot.
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The couple has two daughters together, Ever Gabo Anderson born on November 3, 2007, and Dshiel Edan Anderson born on April 1, 2015. Their daughter Ever is obviously interested in acting too. She starred alongside her mom in the final series of Resident Evil.