Milla Jovovich was born on December 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukraine. She started modeling at a young age, landing her first magazine cover at age 11. Combining her exotic looks with an interest in acting, she began a film career as a teen .
After early roles in Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) and Dazed and Confused (1993), she gave a breakthrough performance in 1997's Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. Since then, she has earned a reputation for playing feisty, futuristic action heroines.
Jovovich has starred in the Resident Evil films since 2002, and married Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson in 2009. She is also a singer-songwriter, and has released numerous recordings.