Galina Jovovich

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Galina Jovovich
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Galina Jovovich at the premiere of Lucky Trouble in Moscow, 2011
Born Galina Alexsandrovna Loginova
(1950-10-28) 28 October 1950 (age 67)
Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship Soviet Union
United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1971–present
Spouse(s) Bogić Jovović (divorced)
Children Milla Jovovich

Galina Jovovich née Galina Alexsandrovna Loginova (Russian: Гали́на Александровна Ло́гинова - Йо́вович; born 28 October 1950) is a Russian actress. She was famous in the Soviet Union for her roles in movies, and then gained additional popularity for being the agent for her daughter, actress and model Milla Jovovich. She currently acts in American and Russian movies.

Most recently she appeared in the American silent movie Silent Life,[1] alongside Vlad Kozlov and Isabella Rossellini, based on the life of Hollywood icon Rudolph Valentino. She is portraying legendary Hollywood silent movie star Alla Nazimova in a film set for release in 2014.[1]

Life and career

Galina Loginova was born on 28 October 1950 in Tuapse,[2] located on the Black Sea, to a Russian family from Tula.[3] Her father was a Soviet Army officer and her mother was a homemaker. Her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother in Ukraine. After graduating from high school in Dnipropetrovsk (then a city in the Soviet Union, now in Ukraine)[4] she studied acting in her native Tuapse, then moved to Moscow and attended the prestigious acting school at VGIK (All Soviet State Institute of Cinematography, now Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography). In 1971, while still a student, she made her film debut in the popular TV series Teni ischezayut v polden (English: "Shadows Disappear at Noon"). In 1972 Loginova graduated from VGIK as an actress, from the master-class of Vladimir Belokurov. She worked on stage as well as in film and on television in the Soviet Union. Her most notable works were roles as Beatrice in Mnogo shuma iz nichego (1973), a film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and as Molly in the criminal drama Milliony Ferfaksa (1980), based on Alan Winnington's The Fairfax Millions.

In 1973 she left Moscow and returned to Ukraine on assignment as a staff actress with the Dovzhenko Film Studio in Kiev. There, in a popular Ukrainian restaurant called Libed, she met a Serbian medical doctor, Bogić Jovović, and struck up a romance with him. She was later interrogated by KGB officers, who insisted that she must end her relationship with a foreigner. However, Loginova and Jovović were married, and on 17 December 1975, Galina Loginova-Jovovich gave birth to their daughter, Milla Jovovich, in Kiev.

In 1980, Galina Loginova-Jovovich, together with her family, emigrated from the Soviet Union. The Soviet authorities immediately banned all films featuring her, so that she could not earn any royalties from her works made in the Soviet Union. For a few years she lived with her family in London, England, then moved to Sacramento, and eventually settled in Los Angeles, California. There she raised her daughter, Milla. During the 1980s she also worked as a housekeeper at the home of Hollywood director Brian De Palma. Eventually, Loginova became her daughter's agent and was instrumental in building Milla's successful career. She also continues to act in Russian and American films.


Year Title Original Title Role Notes
1971 Teni ischezayut v polden Тени исчезают в полдень Olga Voronova TV mini-series
1973 Every evening after work Каждый вечер после работы
1973 Mnogo shuma iz nichego Много шума из ничего Beatrice
1973 Comrade brigade Товарищ бригада Lyudmila Krasnova
1974 Goluboy patrul Голубой патруль Tatyana Petrovna, geography teacher
1974 Who, if not you ... Кто, если не ты… Valya
1975 Summer in Cranberry Лето в Журавлином Marina TV
1978 Fairy tale like a fairy tale Сказка как сказка wicked fairy
1979 Trample people Пробивной человек Svetlana
1980 Milliony Ferfaksa Миллионы Ферфакса Molly Firren
1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Russian Girl in Hall TV series
1991 The Adventures of Superboy Russian Officer TV series
1993 Prisoner of Time Rosa
2002 The Mesmerist Mother
2006 The Man of No Return Человек безвозвратный Alevtina Terpischeva
2011 Lucky Trouble Выкрутасы Galina Alexandrovna
2014 Silent Life Alla Nazimova


  1. ^ a b "Silent Life". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Биография: Логинова, Галина Александровна (in Russian). Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Galina Loginova (December 2006). "Милла Йовович вернулась к режиссеру Андерсену" (Interview) (in Russian). Interview with Nadezhda Repina. Экспресс газета Online. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ Milla Jovovich's mother (2005-08-23). "Галина Логінова: Сьогодні Київ, наче весела дiвчина, гарно вбрана i нафарбована" (Interview) (in Ukrainian). Україна Молода. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 

External links

  • Galina Jovovich on IMDb
  • "Galina Jovovich". Kino-Teatr [Cinema-Theatre]. Images (from her movies) (in Russian). 
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