Milla Jovovich Biography
At age 11, Milla Jovovich was discovered by a renowned photographer, Richard Avedon, who featured her in Revlons ad, Most Unforgettable Women in the World. A year later, she landed her first magazine cover, appearing on the Italian fashion magazine, Lei. In 1988, Milla Jovovich signed her first professional modeling contract, which led her to the cover of The Face, Vogue and Cosmopolitan as well as new contracts.
Aside from her modeling career, Millas mother supported her throughout her artistic career, enrolling her in acting lessons and ballet classes, which Milla Jovovich both finished as best pupil. She pursued acting lessons until she landed her first movie role in the 1988 thriller Two Moon Junction. She received a starring role in the 1991 romance sequel, Return to the Blue Lagoon opposite Brain Krause.
In between 1980s and 1990s, Milla Jovovich won several supporting roles in shows like Married with Children and Dazed and Confused. However, it was when she accepted a role as an action hero in the 1997 film, The Fifth Element that Jovovich reached her career high when she played the lead role in Resident Evil, its sequel, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction. In between the second and third Resident Evil, Milla Jovovich portrayed as Ultraviolet in the science fiction film, which grossed over $17 million in the U.S. alone.
Milla Jovovich also has a singing career with a professionally released album, The Divine Comedy, released in 1994 and her 1998 electronic folk music CD, The Peopletree Sessions. She also recorded several hit singles like Rocket Collecting, which is heard in the soundtrack of Underworld. She continues to write and record her own songs, but simply allows her fans to download the music on her website without charge. However, she reserves the right to sell and issue all songs.
In 2003, along with model Carmen Hawk, Milla Jovovich also launched a clothing line called Jovovich-Hawk. Their collection is seen on the third Resident Evil movie as Alice Star wears. Jovovich-Hawk has also signed a deal to design a collection for Target, which is set to launch in Spring 2008.