Wednesday, February 18, 2009

milla jovovich

born as Milica Jovović, on December 17, 1975
Milla Jovovich is an Ukranian super model, actress, musician, and fashion designer of Serbian origin. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action themed films, for which music channel VH1 has referred to her as the "reigning queen of kick-butt"

“From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre.”

“During the day I force myself to at least eat some salads rather than rubbish, and a steak in the evening. In fact, I eat to basically satisfy my hunger. I hardly have the time to appreciate a meal, and I'm everything, but a gourmet.”

"At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family."

"It's going to seem idiotic to say this, but I think that at a given moment we all need a place to ourselves where we can refuge ourselves and cut ourselves off from the world. "

"Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial arts because the time goes by quicker."

"I think that`s one of the only reasons God created celebrities. To hel
p those who can`t help themselves"
- Milla Jovovich

It goes without saying that Milla Jovovich possesses an incredible amount of sex appeal, as befits her status as a former supermodel. In addition to her gig as a professional clothes horse, Milla established herself as a sexual being early on thanks to roles in risque projects like 1998’s Two Moon Junction and 1991’s Return to the Blue Lagoon. Even when she embarked on her music career in 1994, Milla Jovovich relied on her sexuality to grab the attention of the masses -- as evidenced by the sultry video for the single “Gentleman Who Fell.”

Jovovich began modeling at eleven, when Richard Avedon featured her in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements, and she continued her career with other notable campaigns for L'Oréal cosmetics, Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Donna Karan and Versace. In 1988, she had her first professional acting role in the television film The Night Train to Kathmandu, and later that year she appeared in her first feature film, Two Moon Junction. Following more small television appearances like Married with Children "Fair Exchange" (1989) and film roles, she gained notoriety with the romance film Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), the sequel to The Blue Lagoon. Jovovich then acted alongside Bruce Willis in the science fiction film The Fifth Element (1997), and later played the title role in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). In 2002, she starred in the video game adaptation, Resident Evil, which has gone on to spawn two sequels: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).

Jovovich made it to the cover of The Face, which led to new contracts and covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan.Since then, she has graced over one hundred magazine covers, including Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar and In Style. Her modelling career has included various campaigns for Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Damiani, Donna Karan, Gap, Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Coach, Giorgio Armani, H&M, and L'Oréal Paris.

In an article published in 2002, Jovovich was said to be Miuccia Prada's muse and in an article published in 2003, Harpers & Queen magazine claimed Jovovich was Gianni Versace's "favourite supermodel". In 2004, Jovovich topped Forbes magazine's "Richest Supermodels of the World" list, earning a reported $10.5 million.In 2006, Jovovich was picked up by Spanish clothing line Mango as their new spokesmodel and is currently featured in their ad campaigns; she can also be seen in ads for Etro. She has noted that "Modelling was never a priority" and it instead enables her "to be selective about the creative decisions [she] make[s]"

In addition to her modeling and acting career, Jovovich released a critically acclaimed musical album, The Divine Comedy in 1994. She continues to release demos for other songs on her official website and contributes to film soundtracks as well; Jovovich has yet to release another album. In 2003, she and model Carmen Hawk created the clothing line Jovovich-Hawk. The line ceased operations in early 2008. Jovovich also has her own production company, Creature Entertainment

In 2002, Jovovich starred in the horror/action film Resident Evil, released in the United States on March 15, 2002. Based on the CAPCOM video game series of same name, she portrayed Alice, the film's heroine who fights a legion of zombies created by the evil Umbrella Corporation. Jovovich had accepted the role of Alice because she and her brother had been fans of the video game franchise, saying "it was exciting for me just watching him play, I could sit for 5 hours and we would sit all day and play this game". Jovovich had performed all the stunts required in the film, save for a scene that would involve her jumping to a cement platform, which her management deemed too dangerous, and had trained in karate, kick-boxing and combat-training. The film was commercially successful, grossing $17 million on its opening weekend, and gaining $40 million domestically and $102 million worldwide. Later, she portrayed the manipulative gang wife Erin in No Good Deed (2002), Nadine in the romantic comedy You Stupid Man (2002), punk rocker Fangora ("Fanny") in Dummy (2003), and provided a guest voice on the television series King of the Hill. The role of Fangora in Dummy, allowed Jovovich to act in film with Oscar-winning Adrien Brody, who was a friend prior to filming. Jovovich found it easy to identify with this role because she felt Fangora, as opposed to previous characters, possessed similar qualities to the actress's own life

Jovovich and fellow Super Model Carmen Hawk launched a line of clothing called Jovovich-Hawk in 2003. The pair opened a showroom in New York City's Greenwich Village on September 13, 2005, and the line is currently in its third season. Many of the dresses for the Jovovich-Hawk line were design by the head designer Gerardo Reyes for the duo for their 3rd collection, the most critically acclaimed. The atelier is based in Los Angeles, but pieces can be found at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Harvey Nichols, and over 50 stores around the world. Vogue has praised the line for its "girl-about-town cult status most designers spend years trying to achieve."

In April 2006, Jovovich and Hawk launched the Jovovich-Hawk clothing range at Harvey Nichols in London. In November 2006, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and US Vogue nominated Jovovich-Hawk as for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, an award founded in 2003, and underwritten by Vogue, Barneys New York, Coach, Juicy Couture, Kellwood Co., Nordstrom and Theory, with additional support from Gucci. The winner receives $200,000 as well as a year of industry guidance and support. Jovovich-Hawk was nominated as a finalist, although Doo-Ri Chung took the top prize.

In 2007, Jovovich and Hawk designed the costume for Jovovich's character in Resident Evil: Extinction. The shorts Alice, her character, wears are a variation on the 'Alice Star' Shorts from the Spring 2007 collection.In late 2007, Jovovich-Hawk signed a deal to design a diffusion collection for Target's Go International campaign, following in the footsteps of Luella, Paul & Joe and Proenza Schouler.The collection debuted on March 2, 2008.

Name Milla Jovovich
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Birthplace Kiev, Ukraine
Star Sign Sagittarius
Occupation Actress
Category American Actress
Compilations, soundtracks and albums featuring Jovovich
  • The Fifth Element Soundtrack (1997) - "Little Light of Love" (with RXRA)
  • The Million Dollar Hotel Soundtrack (2000) - "Satellite of Love" (with the MDH Band)
  • Hollywood Goes Wild Benefit compilation (2001) - "On the Hill" (with her band,Plastic Has Memory)
  • The Rules Of Attraction Soundtrack (2002) - "The Gentleman Who Fell"
  • Dummy Soundtrack (2002) - "Shein VI Di l'Vone" and "Mezinka" (with Botanica Bulgar Ensemble)
  • A Gift of Love II: Oceans of Ecstasy (by Deepak Chopra) (2002) - "Former Lover" (with Deepak Chopra)
  • Underworld Soundtrack (2003) - "Rocket Collecting" (with Danny Lohner)
  • Legion of Boom (by The Crystal Method) (2004) - "I Know It's You" (with The Crystal Method)
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Soundtrack (2009) - Underneath the Stars (Renholder Mix) (by The Cure, also featuring with Maynard James Keenan)
  • (2009) - The Mission (by Puscifer) (also featuring Renholder)

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