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Milla Jovovich

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    Milla Jovovich View off-the-runway photos
    Birth Date
    December 17, 1975
    Lives Now
    New York, NY
    Established, Sexy girl
    Known for
    Eyes, Lips
    Muse for
    Paul Anderson (Since 07, fiancé), Sean Lennon, John Frusciante
    Angela Lindvall, Rebecca Romijn, Tasha Tilberg, Joy Bryant, Amanda Moore, Guinevere van Seenus
    Ever (Born 11/3/07)
    Luc Besson (97 - 99), Shawn Andrews
    Model Turned
    Actress (The Fifth Element, 1997; Resident Evil, 2002), Designer (Jovovich-Hawk, 2003), Singer (The Divine Comedy, 1994)
    Martial arts

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    Milla Jovovich's Career Highlights

    17 DEC, 1975
    Born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
    Leaves Soviet Union with her family for political reasons and moves to London, later relocating to Los Angeles
    Discovered by photographer Richard Avedon, who promptly features her in Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women in the World” advertisements
    OCT 1987
    Gets her first cover at the age of 12 for Italian fashion magazine Lei
    29 APR, 1988
    Appears in her first film role as Samantha in the romance thriller Two Moon Junction
    MAY 1988
    Appears on the cover of Mademoiselle
    Print ads for Revlon
    JUL 1989
    Appears on the cover of Seventeen
    Nominated for both Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture in the 1991 Young Artist Awards and Worst New Star in the Golden Raspberry Awards
    2 AUG, 1991
    Stars in the romance-adventure sequel Return to the Blue Lagoon, leading to comparisons with child model turned actress Brooke Shields Video»
    24 SEP, 1993
    Plays Michelle in movie Dazed and Confused, where she sings lines from "The Alien Song," a song from her album The Divine Comedy
    2 OCT, 1993
    Marries actor Shawn Andrews, who plays Pickford in Dazed and Confused, but the marriage is annulled by her mother a month later
    5 APR, 1994
    Releases her first musical album, The Divine Comedy
    DEC 1994
    Performs “The Alien Song” off The Divine Comedy at the Liberty Lunch in Austin, Texas Video»
    Appears in print ads for the Gap
    Appears in print ad for Redken Shampoo
    30 SEP, 1995
    Debuts on the spring runway walking for names like Todd Oldham, Marc Jacobs, and Miu Miu
    Appears in print ads for Coach
    Appears in print ads for Banana Republic
    30 SEP, 1997
    Plays futuristic action hero Leeloo in movie The Fifth Element
    14 DEC, 1997
    Marries Fifth Element director Luc Besson
    Becomes spokesperson for L’Oréal Video»
    Featured in the Pirelli calendar
    Appears in print ads for Calvin Klein fragrance
    MAY 1998
    Appears on the cover of W
    Print ads for Versace
    Fronts a short-lived band Plastic Has Memory, which plays about a dozen shows in Los Angeles and New York
    Appears in the Lenny Kravitz music video “If You Can’t Say No” Video»
    MAY 1999
    Appears on the cover of Elle
    12 JUN, 1999
    Divorces Luc Besson
    12 NOV, 1999
    Plays Joan of Arc in movie The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
    Dates Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante
    15 MAR, 2002
    Plays Alice in movie Resident Evil Video»
    11 JUN, 2002
    Releases The Peopletree Sessions, an electronic-folk music album
    JAN 2003
    Appears on the cover of Japanese Vogue
    Establishes her own clothing line Jovovich-Hawk with co-owner Carmen Hawk Video»
    Jovovich-Hawk sells out in Fred Segal stores (originally the only carrier of the line) almost instantly
    OCT 2003
    Performs during Fashion Rocks! in London Video»
    Face of Emporio Armani campaign Video»
    13 JAN, 2004
    Records vocals for the album Legion of Boom by the Crystal Method
    AUG 2004
    Forbes names her the most highly paid model in the world
    SEP 2004
    Appears on the cover of Maxim Video»
    10 SEP, 2004
    Returns to her role as Alice in movie Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    13 SEP, 2005
    Opens the Jovovich-Hawk showroom in Greenwich Village
    Featured in print ads for Etro
    Becomes spokesperson for the Spanish clothing line Mango
    Performs her song “The Gentleman Who Fell” on Late Night With Conan O’Brien Video»
    3 MAR, 2006
    Plays as purple-haired, superhero Violet determined to save a young boy in movie Ultraviolet
    3 MAR, 2006
    Appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to discuss Ultraviolet Video»
    SEP 2006
    Jovovich and Hawk present their spring-summer 2007 line, full of feminine details like lace, ruffles, and bows Video»
    30 NOV, 2006
    Plays manipulative Kate in movie .45 Video»
    8 MAR, 2007
    Engaged to writer-director Paul Anderson
    MAR 2007
    Appears on the cover of Paper magazine Video»
    Becomes pregnant with Anderson’s child, a girl, expected in November
    3 NOV, 2007
    Gives birth to a baby girl, Ever, in Los Angeles Story»
    MAR 2008
    Releases a special collection for Target under her Jovovich-Hawk line
    Models for Gap holiday ad campaign, photographed by Michael Thompson
    David Mushegain photographs Jovovich for the cover of Muse
    DEC 2008
    Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
    JUN 2009
    Appears in Chinese Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Sorrenti
    JUL 2009
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth
    Signs fragrance contract with Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
    SEP 2009
    Featured on the cover of Russian Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Igor Vishnyakov
    Mario Sorrenti photographs Jovovich for the fall issue of Purple
    OCT 2009
    Appears in German Vogue editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
    Becomes the face of Ann Taylor
    AUG 2010
    Featured on the cover of Russian Vogue supplement, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth
    FEB 2011
    Featured on the cover of German Vogue, photographed by Francesco Carrozzini
    DEC 2011
    Featured on the cover of Dazed & Confused’s 20th anniversary issue, photographed by Rankin