Actor, model, musician, designer. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, grew up in Moscow (mother is Russian, father is from Yugoslavia), moved to America at age 5. Started at age 11. Photographers Herb Ritts and Richard Avedon were early supporters of Milla. As of 2009, has been modeling for almost 25 years. Breakthrough movie role was starring in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element in 1997. From her Resident Evil movies, has learned to love martial arts. Married to director Paul W.S. Anderson, has one daughter with Paul.