Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich
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Longtime amfAR Ambassador Milla Jovovich is a highly regarded actress, model, singer/songwriter, and spokesperson. Her critical and commercial success in multiple fields has made her one of the most recognized women in the world.

Milla’s film career began at age nine when she landed the lead role in Disney’s Night Train to Katmandu. She received international acclaim with her cult-favorite role of Leeloo in The Fifth Element, alongside Bruce Willis. She has over 40 film credits to date, including Wim Wenders’ Million Dollar Hotel opposite Mel Gibson, and Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe opposite Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, and Jessica Biel. Since 2002, her leading role as Alice in the Resident Evil (Biohazard) film series has brought groundbreaking success. Her other movies include Stone, with Robert De Niro and Edward Norton; Zoolander, with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell; Hellboy; Paradise Hills; and The Fourth Kind.

At age 11, she was catapulted into the limelight, appearing on the covers of The Face and Lei magazines. The next year legendary photographer Richard Avedon shot Jovovich as one of Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women in the World.” Shortly thereafter, she was featured on the cover of Mademoiselle, also shot by Avedon, making her the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of a women’s fashion magazine. She has been the face of brands such as L’Oréal, Chanel, Dior, Versace, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Tiffany & Co., and has fronted the covers of numerous magazines worldwide. Widely considered to be one of the most successful supermodels of all time, Jovovich has also worked as a designer. In 2006, she was nominated by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as best new designer for her Jovovich-Hawk label.

Milla is also an accomplished singer and songwriter, releasing her first EP, The Divine Comedy, in 1994. She debuted her original song, “Electric Sky,” at the Life Ball AIDS charity event. In addition to her work with amfAR and Life+, she supports numerous other charitable organizations, including the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, UNICEF, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.