Milla Jovovich is a the American with Serbian-Russian roots is not only a movie star, but also a musician, and model. Her restless nature is also reflected in her role selection. Over the course of her career, Milla Jovovich has not only taken on artistically demanding roles in films such as “The Million Dollar Hotel” by Wim Wenders or “The Realm and the Glory” by Michael Winterbottom, but also in blockbusters such as the “Resident Evil”. The big breakthrough came in 1997 with sci-fi hit “The Fifth Element”.
When Milla Jovovich received a recording contract with the music major EMI in 1994, her film career was initially on ice. Since her first album but despite good reviews did not have the desired result, she returned in 1997 to the film. The comeback was also the big breakthrough: In the fast-paced science-fiction fantasy “The Fifth Element” by Luc Besson. As Jeanne D’Arc, however, the actress himself mastered a real acting challenge in Luc Besson’s historic film “Johanna von Orléans” for the first time. In 2000 she then made a name for herself with two weighty films: In the role of Eloise in Wim Wenders’ thriller “The Million Dollar Hotel”, and in “The Realm and the Glory”, the acclaimed late western homage by Michael Winterbottom, she was equally convincing. The following year she worked as Katinka in the quirky joke “Zoolander” by Ben Stiller.
Milla Jovovich was born on December 17, 1975 in Kiev, five years later her family emigrated first to England and then to the USA. Her modeling career began at the age of nine and only four years later she received her first film role in the drama “Two Moon Junction”. After guest appearances in the TV series “Married with Children” and “Parker Lewis. After a small appearance in Richard Attenborough’s biopic “Chaplin” in 1992, she again received a starring role, this time in a comedy: In “Kuffs – A guy to shoot” Jovovich played on the side of Christian Slater, the pregnant friend of the scamp George Kuffs. On the set of her next film, Richard Linklater’s iconic coming-of-age comedy “Dazed and Confused,” she met film partner Shawn Andrews, whom she married at the age of 16, but the marriage ended after only two months canceled.
At the beginning of the new millennium, Milla Jovovich took the lead role in the sci-fi blockbuster “Resident Evil” by Paul W.S. Anderson, with whom she shortly thereafter received her third marriage. Also in the sequels, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”, “Resident Evil: Extinction” and “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, she again worked as a zombie hunter Alice. The tough Amazone who goes to the cause with full physical activity, has become something of Jovovich’s parade role. Between the “Resident Evil” parts she took the lead roles in the Revenge thriller “.45” and in “Ultraviolet” – again a science fiction ripper, who did not respond well to the criticism. The result of the acting summit meeting of Edward Norton and Robert De Niro in the drama “Stone”, in which Jovovich participated in the role of the seducing Lucetta, also proved to be unsatisfactory.