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: 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.


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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!!!

LucyWitten February 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I love her <3 I think she's one of the most beautiful women on earth. She looks like Karlie Kloss

ihatemostpeople January 18, 2014 at 2:22 am

She’s pretty. She kind of looks like Lauren Cohan.

andrew January 18, 2014 at 6:44 am

just pretty? she’s one the most beautiful women in the world

ann October 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

Her maternal grandparents were Alexander (or Mikhail) Vasilevich Loginov and Tatiana Ivanovna Popova, both originally from Tula region, Russia.

follers October 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Thank you.

Jocelyn September 30, 2012 at 1:31 am

I love her eyes! She is a very beautiful woman, with class.

nnnnn September 26, 2012 at 12:26 am

I always knew, she has a jugoslavian name, but I’m surprised,
that her mother is russian. Interesting, how works such marriage? I know jugoslavian people, they always
tell “a husband is a lord at home”, but russian women should
be rather dominant themselves. I bet, her parents are divorce.

duke March 20, 2012 at 7:13 am

i just love her

me March 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

she looks jewish

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm
oooooooo March 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm


ONLY ANGLO-SAXONS ARE WHITE March 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm
me February 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

She was so beautiful time ago, too bad she has aged so badly.

me January 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

she is a terrible actress

heather January 21, 2012 at 5:38 am

Man she plays a lot of slutty characters in movies…. She needs to choose more decent roles

eleonora022 November 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Jovovich is Serbian last name,so she’s Serbian.

Bela February 24, 2012 at 6:00 am

but her mother is russian. which means that she is half serbian… im not russia or serbian so dont jump at me

Jo June 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Russian/German women are so exotic. I sometimes don’t like her but generally I do. she was a very attractive young girl in Blue Lagoon 2. I think that, like with Zooey Deschanel, a lot of her popularity stems from her eye color. if those women had brown eyes (and I love brown eyes), they probably sadly wouldn’t be as popular. But Milla also has very striking Euro looks too her with attractively collides with the American definition of beauty, which is more like one of the Disney Channel girls or Kristen Bell, all of whom are totally Milla’s opposite.

Anonymous May 28, 2010 at 7:27 am

Yes, her mom was born and lived in Ukraine but ethnic Russian! Loginova Russian name and when Milla on was in Ukraine she said on Russian language: “I’m from Kiev, yes. Ukrainian. But mother is Russian.” and also she joked: ‘”Go from here a Russian girl, this is Ukraine!” lol and also her official site

Anonymous May 22, 2010 at 8:04 am

Her mother just Russian, but was born in Ukraine.

ethnic February 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Thanks Inka.

Inka February 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Milica is a very old Serbian name.

ethnic October 29, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Yes Gigi, she definitely is half Serbian.

gigi October 28, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Yes, but her name Milica is typical Serbian name, and don’t forget that her father ancestry is from Kosovo

ann July 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Sorry, but Milla also have russian descent on her mother said.
Loginova the typical Russian surname and Milla itself speaks very much is proud russian descent.
And Natasa this name of cousin Milla v=IrDkczmvxRg (russian language)

ethnic July 5, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Thanks for the comment and link ann. good point about the Russian name.


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