NAME: Milla Natasha Jovovich|
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
BORN: Kiev, Ukraine, on December 17, 1975. She spent her early childhood between London, where her father Bogdanovitch Jovovich was studying; and Russia, where her mother, Gallina Loginova (a famous Russian actress) lived. The family moved to California when she was 5 years old.
DISCOVERED: She began acting at the age of 9, and modeling at 11. Richard Avedon chose her as one of Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World". Her first cover was for the October 1987 edition of Italian fashion magazine Lei. A six-page fashion spread by Herb Ritts for a French fashion magazine quickly moved Jovovich, the young and barely-trained model, to the top ranks.
In her first year alone, she completed 15 fashion covers and countless other shoots, still managing the time for her studies as well as maintaining her teenage social life. She took the modeling world by storm and impressed critics with her uncanny ability to carry herself at such a young age.
Her first movie was released in 1988, entitled Two Moon Junction, followed by The Night Train to Kathmandu.
At right: Milla's very first magazine cover: Lei (Click to enlarge) Oct. 1987, age 11.
Her extremely successful modeling career helped pave the road for her future projects in acting and in the music industry. Her breakout role in The Fifth Element suddenly made her turn into acting a legitimate venture. Though she has gone through quite a few different looks, Milla is still sought out by the fashion industry for her incredible beauty, and captivating uniqueness.
AGENCY: New York - IMG, Paris - IMG, London - Select.
RÉSUMÉ: Milla models for DKNY, Calvin Klein's Escape, Christian Dior's Poison, Versace's Versus line, L'Oreal makeup and hair products and dozens of other high profile ads, as well as in all the major glamour magazines. She has a (very mellow) music CD out called The Divine Comedy.
AGENCY: $10 million per year.
KNOWN FOR: Her role as Leeloo in The Fifth Element alongside Bruce Willis and her L'Oreal billboards and magazine ads.
HOME: New York City
SWEETIE: At the age of 16, she married 21-year old actor boyfriend Shawn Andrews (whom she was involved with on the set of Dazed and Confused), only to have the marriage annulled two months later. She went on to win the leading role in another Luc Besson film in 1998, where she plays the role of Joan Of Arc. Soon after the production was complete, she married famous director Luc Besson.
OTHER: "I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist." -Milla Jovovich
Images of Milla Jovovich are copyright © left to right: L'Oreal, W magazine