Frequently Asked Questions
Milla (short for Militza) Jovovich: "mee-luh" (rhymes with Sheila) "yo-vo-vitch"
December 17th, 1975, 5:15pm in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
Milla is Montenegrian
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rabbit
Western Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5' 8" / 173 cm
Bust-Waist-Hips: 34-24-34 (in) or 86-61-86 (cm)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Shoe Size: 9½ (US) or 40½ (Eur)
Milla is left-handed (but she plays guitar and shoots right-handed)
Spouse: Milla married Paul W.S. Anderson on August 22, 2009
Children: Milla and husband Paul W.S. Anderson have 2 daughters: Ever Gabo J. Anderson, born November 3, 2007 and Dashiel Edan, born April 1, 2015
Mother: Galina Loginova Jovovich, a famous Soviet actress [ IMDb listing | pictures ]
Father: Bogdanovitch (Bogich) Jovovich
Siblings: Milla has a half-brother
Yes -- Milla married director Paul W.S. Anderson on August 22, 2009.
Milla married The Fifth Element director Luc Besson on 12.14.97. They divorced in 1999.
During the filming of Dazed and Confused, Milla married Shawn Andrews on 10.02.92. Their marriage was quickly annulled.
From Milla's Twitter feed (@MillaJovovich): "Ppl hve been asking what religion I am. Well, I'm russian orth. by birth, but I'll go 2 any church where I feel love and spirit! God bless!"
Milla and her family moved to Sacramento, CA when she was five years old.
Milla has been in:
- Two Moon Junction (1988)
- The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988) (TV)
- Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
- Chaplin (1992)
- Kuffs (1992)
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- The Fifth Element (1997)
- He Got Game (1998)
- The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
- The Claim (2000) (formerly known as Kingdom Come)
- The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
- Zoolander (2001)
- You Stupid Man (2002)
- Resident Evil (2002)
- No Good Deed (2003)
- Dummy (2003)
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
- UltraViolet (2006)
- .45 (2006)
- Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
- Palermo Shooting (2008)
- A Perfect Getaway (2009)
- The Fourth Kind (2009)
- Blood Into Wine (2010)
- Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
- Stone (2010)
- Vykrutasy (formerly Kolotilov) (2011)
- Dirty Girl (2011)
- The Three Musketeers (2011)
- Faces in the Crowd (2011)
- Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
- Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
- Cymbeline (2015)
- Survivor (2015)
For more information about Milla's movie appearances, check out her filmography.
Milla has appeared on:
Yes! Read about and download recent demos in the Demos section.
See above for recent songs.
Milla performed a few songs in concert that don't appear on The Divine Comedy. Among these are The Blue Goat, Can You Bend Your Back Like This?, Come As You Like, Falling, Precious Time, Strange Behavior, and Be My Friend. The lyrics to these songs are included in the Milla Lyrics Archive. Sound clips can be found in the The Divine Comedy section.
Since Plastic Has Memory didn't release an album, all of their songs are considered unreleased. Sound clips are in the Plastic Has Memory section.
Milla has done two different videos for "Gentleman Who Fell".
The first version of the GWF video was directed by Lisa Bonet (pretty lighting, in color, etc) and featured Harry Dean Stanton. Milla wasn't satisfied with the way it came out and decided to make a new video (black and white, tarantula, etc.). This one is basically a pastiche of Maya Deren's famous avant-garde short film "Meshes of the Afternoon" (1943).
Milla: "When I was first working on the sketch for the album cover my mom introduced me to a young Russian artist named Alexis Steele. I looked at his sketch for the cover and I saw that struggle - all the struggle that I'm singing about. It IS the divine comedy."
Nowhere I know of currently.
In addition to the track that ends up on the album, some songs are also recorded acoustically and some songs are edited for radio play.
"Gentleman Who Fell": Radio version is on the GWF UK and US CD singles and on the GWF UK 7" single. >Acoustic version is on "Loaded Volume 1".
Clock: Acoustic version is on the GWF UK CD single
You Did it All Before: Acoustic version is on the GWF UK CD single and on the GWF UK 7" single.
Check out the Milla Discography for more details.
This question has been asked at one time or another about every song. Milla sometimes gives short intros to songs during her shows. If you listen hard to the songs, you will develop your own interpretations and special meanings that will be ten times more valuable to you than knowing the cut and dried story behind the song.
In A Glade is a widely known Ukrainian folk song. For the Ukrainian lyrics with an English translation and to learn more about In A Glade click here.
Lyrics to all of Milla's songs can be found in the Milla Lyrics Archive.
The Divine Comedy
Milla Jovovich - lead vocals and guitar
Chris Brenner - keyboard, mandolin
Bjorn Myers - bass guitar
David Limerick - acoustic and electric guitar
Johna Dean - violin, mandolin, key fiddle
Chris Brenner heard Bjorn, David, & Johna playing on a street corner in Paris, and "hired" them on the spot. They toured after The Divine Comedy was released although they didn't play on the album.
Plastic Has Memory
Milla Jovovich - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Brenner - piano
Solon - guitar
It's not Milla. It's a song called "Warum" by Tic Tac Toe.
No -- it's Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission.
No -- that's a Norwegian artist also named Milla.
Milla began modeling when she was 11 years old. Richard Avedon chose her as one of Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World". Her first cover was for the October 1987 edition of Italian magazine Lei. See Milla's modeling bio for more information.
Milla and Carmen Hawk started Jovovich-Hawk in 2003. Jovovich-Hawk ended in 2008.
See the Photo Gallery for a complete list.
Please send correspondence & autograph requests to the address below. Include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope, 10x13 envelope preferred) for autograph requests.
c/o Spanky Taylor
3727 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505