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Galina Aleksandrovna Jovovich (née Loginova; Russian: Гали́на Александровна Йо́вович, Ло́гинова; 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.

Galina Jovovich
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Galina Jovovich at the premiere of Lucky Trouble in Moscow, 2011
Galina Aleksandrovna Loginova

(1950-10-28) 28 October 1950 (age 68)
CitizenshipSoviet Union →
  • United States
  • Russia
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)Bogić Jovović (divorced)
ChildrenMilla Jovovich

She appeared in the American silent movie Silent Life (2014), portraying legendary Hollywood silent movie star Alla Nazimova [1] alongside Vlad Kozlov and Isabella Rossellini, based on the life of Hollywood icon Rudolph Valentino.[1]


Life and careerEdit

Galina Aleksandrovna 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).[citation needed]

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, she 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.[citation needed] Her most notable roles were roles as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (1973), a film adaptation of Shakespeare's play of the same name, and as Molly in the criminal drama The Fairfax Millions (1980), based on Alan Winnington's novel of the same name.[citation needed]

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 (Swan), 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, she gave birth to their daughter, Milla Jovovich, in Kiev.[citation needed]

In 1980, Galina Loginova-Jovovich, together with her family, emigrated from the Soviet Union. The Soviet authorities immediately banned all films featuring her for a period of six years, 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, California, and eventually settled in Los Angeles. There she raised her daughter, Milla.[citation needed]

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 holds Russian and American citizenship and also continues to act in Russian and American films.[citation needed]


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 Much Ado About Nothing 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 The Fairfax Millions 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). Interviewed by Nadezhda Repina. Экспресс газета Online. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  4. ^ Milla Jovovich's mother (23 August 2005). "Галина Логінова: Сьогодні Київ, наче весела дiвчина, гарно вбрана i нафарбована" (Interview) (in Ukrainian). Україна Молода. Retrieved 7 March 2010.

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