Milla Jovovich

Jovovich in 2011, photo by Featureflash /

Birth Name: Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich

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

Date of Birth: 17 December, 1975

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

Milla Jovovich is a Ukrainian-born American actress, model, and musician. She is known 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 grandfather was Alexander (or Mikhail) Vasilevich Loginov (the son of Vasily Loginov). Alexander was originally from the Tula region, Russia.

Milla’s maternal grandmother was Tatiana Ivanovna Popova (the daughter of Ivan Popov). Tatiana was originally from Tula.


Genealogy of Milla Jovovich (focusing on her father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

35 Responses

  1. Masterlord says:

    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

  2. Fatmonkey says:

    “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.

  3. deadite says:

    she looks Jewish

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