Milla Jovovich (born Milica Jovović; Serbian Cyrillic: Милица Јововић; Russian: Милла(Милица) Йовович; December 17, 1975) is a Ukrainian-American actress, musician and model best known for her role as Leeloo in The Fifth Element and Alice in the live-action films based on Capcom's Resident Evil series.



In 2000 Jovovich was cast as "Alice" in Resident Evil, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Jovovich was a fan of the original 1996 game and wanted to be in the film as a present for her younger half-brother Marco who she saw little of in her teen years and who was also a fan.[1] After the film's release in early 2002, Jovovich was brought back for the sequel, Resident Evil: Apocalypse. With a closer relationship to Anderson, Jovovich was able to add her own ideas to the film and is credited with having it set during a heatwave as reason for Sienna Guillory to wear Jill's outfit from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.[2]

Personal life

Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson began seeing each other after the release of the first film and were engaged in 2003. On November 3, 2007, Jovovic gave birth to their first child, a girl named Ever Gabo Anderson. The two finally married in 2009. In 2013 the family was threatened by a stalker, resulting in Jovovich taking advice from authorities and responding less to Tweets from strangers.[3] In mid-2014 Milla fell pregnant with their second child, another daughter, which resulted in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter being delayed. She was born on April 1, 2015.


  1. Resident Evil DVD commentary.
  2. Resident Evil: Apocalypse, DVD commentary.
  3. Tweet dated 14 October 2014.
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