By Bruce Edwin
The most beautiful actresses of our time not only bare their beauty on screen with their presence, but the living greats of our generation, which we here salute, also bare their soul. A great actor, like a great script, can make us laugh or cry. And these TOP 10 HOTTEST ACTRESSES OF OUR TIME made this elite list not only for their looks, but for their ability to move us in ways that only a great actor can; with their voice, their figure, their actions, and of course, with their face, and its every expression and nuance. While our industry is filled with plenty of amazingly talented and beautiful stars, these women are at the pinnacle, the forefront of greatness and all it embodies in Hollywood. They above all others are the reason why men and woman alike intrigue or obsess about Hollywood. They are Hollywood, in its greatest form.
Milla Jovovich was born December 17, 1975 in Kyiv, Ukraine to a Serbian doctor and a Russian actress. In 1981, Milla and her family left the Soviet Union and moved to London, England and then to Sacramento, California, ultimately settling in Los Angeles. At the age of eleven, Ms. Jovovich was spotted by world renown photographer Richard Avedon, who featured her in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" advertisements. In October 1987, she was on the cover of the Italian fashion magazine Lei, her first of many covers. In 1988, she signed her first professional modeling contract. Milla has appeared in hundreds of magazines and on dozens of covers. She has been featured in ad campaigns for many brands, including Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Damiani, Donna Karan, Gap, Versace, Mango, and Etro among more. Milla has been an international spokesmodel for L'Oréal cosmetics since 1998. In addition to L'Oréal, Milla has recently been in campaigns for ICB, Ann Taylor, Mercedes-Benz, Metrocity, and Jacob & Co. Milla stars in two 2012 calendars: Campari and Pirelli.
Milla's early modeling led to acting roles, and in 1988 she appeared in her first film role in the steamy, romance thriller Two Moon Junction. Her first leading role was in sexy Return to the Blue Lagoon in 1991, for which she was nominated for the "Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture" in the 1991 Young Artist Awards. She appeared on some TV shows around this time and also in the films Kuffs (1992), Chaplin (1992), and Dazed and Confused (1993). Milla's breakout role was as Leeloo, the perfect being in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element (1997). She later starred in several other action movies, including the Resident Evil franchise (Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)), Ultraviolet (2006), A Perfect Getaway (2009), and The Fourth Kind (2009). "From now on," Milla once stated, "I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre."
Milla has also been in several comedies and dramas, including Spike Lee's He Got Game (1998), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999), The Claim (2000), The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), Zoolander (2001), Dummy (2003), No Good Deed (2003), You Stupid Man (2003), a faux trailer for a non-existent remake of Caligula (2005), 45 (2006), Palermo Shooting (2008), Stone (2010), and Vykrutasy (2011) among more. Milla's most recent movies include The Three Musketeers (2011) in which she plays Milady de Winter in her husband Paul W.S. Anderson's 3-D version of the classic Alexandre Dumas tale. Also upcoming for Milla is Dirty Girl (2011), the story of two teenagers on a road trip to discover each other and themselves through a funny and serendipitous friendship. Also recent are Faces in the Crowd (2011), a psychological thriller. Also are Bringing Up Bobby, Resident Evil: Retribution, in which Milla returns as Alice for the fifth Resident Evil film, and The Winter Queen, in which Milla plays Amalia Bezhetskaya; based on the novel by Boris Akunin. Also in the works now in 2012 are the films Chronicle, and Keep Coming Back. Chosen for her beauty and talented artistry as an action and science fiction film star, actress Milla Jovovich hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Ms. Jovovich presented ten awards to thirty individual recipients during the evening.
In addition to modeling, painting, and acting, Milla creates music as a singer, for which she has gotten much positive acclaim. Regarding her work ethic, she states, “I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot.” She also once stated, “If I'm not overloaded, I become depressed because I feel like I'm doing nothing with my life." (When she lost a friend, a guitarist from her band, she stated further, "Since then, I think a lot about death and about all the things I want to do before disappearing. So I never rest!”) Stunningly beautiful, strong, talented, and independent, Milla Jovovich is without a doubt one of the top 10 hottest living actresses of our time.
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©2012 The Hollywood Sentinel, Bruce Edwin.