Most known for Milla Jovovich starring roles in Resident Evil and The Fifth Element, Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich is also a model and musician. In her teens, she attended acting schools and eventually landed roles. On top of that, she was able to get into a lot of modeling projects.
The Resident Evil star wanted an opportunity to work on her music in 1988. The wish was granted after SBK Records heard and were impressed by the demo she provided. At first, SBK wanted to release her compilation of songs as a more radio-friendly pop album. Naturally, Jovovich protested and stated that what she wrote was personal.
She believes her brand of music was a blend of art-pop singer Kate Bush, alternative rock singer Sinéad O'Connor, and dream pop/gothic rock music collective This Mortal Coil. The "Resident Evil" actress shared that she wrote all the songs (except one cover) when she was fifteen. She also insisted on recording her instrumental material.
In 1994, Jovovich released her first studio album inspired by epic literature The Divine Comedy. She came up with the name when Russian artist Alexis Steele showed her the proposed cover for her album.
The Divine Comedy featured a mix of pop and Ukrainian folk songs, which was a success among critics. They described it as Remarkable and surprisingly mature poetry with vivid musical arrangements. Some even went as far as to compare it to American singer-songwriter Tori Amos and Kate Bush, one of Jovovich's musical influences.
Jovovich launched a music video for "Gentleman Who Feel" but was dissatisfied with the result, so she released another video. She later went into tours, along with alternative rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket and Canadian rock band, Crash Test Dummies, to promote her album. On top of that, she also did several acoustic shows, including a musical appearance on Saturday Night Live.
She showed interest in making a second album along with Chris Brenner. The two have been working together during tours and the songwriting process of The Divine Comedy. The model-musician has ten songs ready for release, but no word about it was spoken even up to the present.
The two also formed the experimental band "Plastic Has Memory" in 1999. Jovovich handled most of the hard work as she was the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the band. The new band was heavier than her usual music and was compared to Portishead, an English grunge band known for the song in Levi's commercial. The band was included in the Hollywood Goes Wild! Compilation but is now known to be defunct.
When Jovovich became a movie star following Fifth Element and several subsequent films, she continued to make music. She did so by contributing tracks to movies in which she acted or even in those where she did not. Her contributions can be heard in the film soundtracks of The Million Dollar Hotel, Dummy, Underworld, The Rules of Attraction, and many more.
The model-musician is set to star in the video game film adaptation of Monster Hunter, slated for release in 2021. The game was also developed by Capcom, the same studio that created Resident Evil.