->''"I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot."''
-->--'''Milla Jovovich'''

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich (born December 17, 1975) is an American actress of [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Russian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Serbia}} Serbian]]-[[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Ukrainian]] descent.[[note]]Born in Kiev as Milica Jovović to a Serbian father and Russian mother.[[/note]] Best known for firing uzis and looking good while doing it.

In the midst of her modeling career, Milla Jovovich (pronounced [[NoPronunciationGuide mee-luh yo-vo-vitch]]) made waves in Hollywood with her roles as Michelle in ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' and [[MemeticMutation Leeloodallasmultipass]] in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. Today she is best known for playing Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies, to the extent that she's the most recognizable character from the franchise (despite not appearing in any of the games).

Like Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, she tends to collaborate a ''lot'' with her film director husband, Creator/PaulWSAnderson (though HBC has Milla beat by about two movies). She and Anderson have two children, daughter Ever Gabo and son Dashiel Edan.

She maintains her modeling and fashion designing career, and even had her own clothing line, Jovovich-Hawk, but it went under in 2008. She's also a singer, and although her last official album was released 17 years ago, she continues to release demos, sing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAl_SE-SOts folk songs]], and contribute to movie soundtracks. However, an as-yet untitled EP is forthcoming according to [[WordOfGod Milla herself]].
!!Notable roles:
* Lilli Hargrave in ''Film/ReturnToTheBlueLagoon'' (1991)
* Michelle Burroughs in ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' (1993)
* Leeloo in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997)
* UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc in ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' (1999)
* Katinka in ''Film/{{Zoolander}}''
* Alice in the ''Film/ResidentEvil'' film series (2002-2017)
* Violet Song jat Shariff in ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' (2006)
* Milady de Winter in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''
* Nimue, the titular villainess in ''Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen'' (2019)
!!This actress provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: She's been getting a lot of these roles since ''Film/ResidentEvil''.
* BarefootLoon: She's not one herself, but she played an eccentric perpetually barefoot girl called Eloise in Wim Wenders' "Million Dollar Hotel". She even walked barefoot for two months in real life to get used to the role.
* FullFrontalAssault: She gets naked a LOT in her movies. Sometimes full frontal.
* LargeHam: She's so hyper, it's incredible. It's especially noticeable in interviews.
** Most definitely in ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'', ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' and ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''.
* MsFanservice: She's often the only reason people go to see her less-than-stellar movies, she knows it, and is a good sport about it. Once when asked why people should see ''Film/ResidentEvil'', she replied, [[FanService "I'm wearing a skimpy dress and holding a machine gun."]] On the film's DVD commentary she's amazed her husband was able to talk about something completely unrelated while her nipple was visible.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She was born in 1975 and can play characters in their 20s.