Milla Jovovich

by ethnic on July 4, 2009

Birth Name: Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now in Ukraine)

Date of Birth: December 17, 1975

*Serbian/Montenegrin-Serbian (father)
*Russian (mother)

Milla Jovovich is a Ukrainian-born American actress, model, fashion designer, and musician. She is famous for starring in the Resident Evil films.

Milla was born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now in Ukraine). Her father, Bogic Bogdanovic Jovovic, is Serbian or Montenegrin-Serbian. Her mother, Galina Loginova, is a Russian actress. Milla once described herself as “Russian and Montenegrin”. Her family moved to Sacramento, California, in the early 1980s. Milla is married to director Paul W. S. Anderson, with whom she has two children.

Milla’s paternal grandfather was Bogdan Jovović (the son of Bogić Camić Jovović and Milica).

Milla’s maternal grandparents were Alexander (or Mikhail) Vasilevich Loginov (the son of Vasily Loginov) and Tatiana Ivanovna Popova (the daughter of Ivan Popov). Alexander and Tatiana were both originally from the Tula region in Russia.


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Masterlord April 14, 2017 at 4:32 am

Typical slavic facial features. Im part russian on my fathers side so those facial features and “squinty” eyes are common in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus etc

Fatmonkey June 27, 2015 at 1:08 pm

“Montenegrin” is no ethnicity. You may have Montenegrin-Serbian, or Montenegrin-Albanian (in the same right as e.g. Swiss-German, Swiss-French, or Swiss-Italian, but no “Swiss” on its own). Montenegrins have only become a “separate nation” under the geopolitical manipulation of Communist Yugoslav government, but that is a wholly another story, related to politics, rather than cultural or ethnic heritage. Even the former ruling dynasty of Montenegro, the Petrovic-Njegos, claimed they (along with all the Montenegrins) were of Serbian descent.

deadite July 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm

she looks Jewish

annfast June 18, 2014 at 9:25 am

She look Russian

five110 June 18, 2014 at 8:32 am

Maybe this Twitter shit is manipulated.BTW.Bogdanovich Jovovich is clearly an Serbian Name.Remember the Director “Peter Bogdanovich” from USA.He has Serbian Heritage too.And again the same Name.This was only for Example.

five110 June 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

Montenegro is in real an former Province from Serbia.But for political Reasons it becomes an State.In Montenegro lived since Centurys over 250.000 Ethnic Serbs.So how the Father of Milla can be Montenegrin ????Even on her own Website its clerly stated that her Father is an Serb.

It seems to me that here are many Serbian Enemys who denie Serbian Heritage of some Famous Persons only to elevate themself.

ann May 16, 2014 at 9:12 am

I know there is a lot of controversy about who is her father Serbian or Montenegrin. Everywhere write that Serbian, but on her official website and twitter she stated that she is a Montenegrin.
p.s Her birth name: Milica Bogdanovna Jovovic. Natasa is her coisin name, but not her. It’s an old mistake of press.

follers May 16, 2014 at 11:33 am

Thank you!

elina March 26, 2014 at 10:09 am

slavic beauty!!!

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