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 Aleksandrovna Loginova
28 October 1950
|Citizenship||Soviet Union → |
|Spouse(s)||Bogić Jovović (divorced)|
She appeared in the American silent movie Silent Life (2014), portraying legendary Hollywood silent movie star Alla Nazimova  alongside Vlad Kozlov and Isabella Rossellini, based on the life of Hollywood icon Rudolph Valentino.
Life and careerEdit
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) 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, 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|2006||The Man of No Return||Человек безвозвратный||Alevtina Terpischeva|
|2011||Lucky Trouble||Выкрутасы||Galina Alexandrovna|
|2014||Silent Life||Alla Nazimova|
- "Silent Life". Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- Биография: Логинова, Галина Александровна (in Russian). Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- Galina Loginova (December 2006). "Милла Йовович вернулась к режиссеру Андерсену" (Interview) (in Russian). Interviewed by Nadezhda Repina. Экспресс газета Online. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- 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.