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Ukrainian-Born Beauty Milla Jovovich Thrills in “Resident Evil: Retribution”

17. September 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

Ten years ago, Kiev-born actress Milla Jovovich starred in the first Resident Evil film. Viewers ate up the action-packed zombie flick, and Resident Evil saw not one, but four, sequels over the next decade. The latest, Retribution, hit theaters last Friday, and Jovovich is back to kicking butt and taking names. In fact, Sony president of distribution Rory Bruer attributes the franchise’s success to Milla’s screen appeal.

"Every country she goes, audiences fall in love with her," Bruer told Reuters. "The 3D and Imax elements complement the franchise in a certain way, but the big money is on Milla."

Though things are great for Jovovich now, the actress’s life wasn’t always so peachy. Milla’s American classmates called her a Commie and a Russian spy after she left Ukraine in the 1980s, and her father spent five years in jail for medical insurance fraud. However, it didn’t take long for Milla to become a star.

Jovovich, now 36, has appeared on over a hundred magazine covers and has starred in such films as Zoolander, The Fifth Element, The Fourth Kind, The Three Musketeers, and Faces in the Crowd, in addition to the Resident Evil franchise. Milla now lives in Los Angeles and New York with her Resident Evil director husband Paul W.S. Anderson and their daughter, Ever.

Check out the lovely Milla Jovovich in action.