Milla Jovovich’s riveting looks have captivated the movie world for decades, but success has come at a cost. She opens up to Louise Gannon about humiliating sex scenes, overcoming drug problems and fending off Hollywood sharks

Milla Jovovich has lived a life less ordinary. The Ukrainian-born actress and former model began working at just nine years old and appeared on magazine covers shot by Herb Ritts at 11. She’s appeared in more than 40 movies, recorded music with her friend Bono, and modelled for Chanel and Dior. She is worth £35 million, a figure doubled if you include the estimated wealth of her husband, screenwriter and director Paul W S Anderson. But that success came at a price. Childhood trauma, underage sex scenes, being preyed upon by ‘sleazy older men’ and drug abuse that nearly killed her.

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