12-Year-Old Immigrant Cover Girl Milla Jovovich Has Two Legs Up on Her Modeling Competition
updated 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Seven years ago Milla's mother, Galina, was a successful actress in the Soviet Union, but her father, Borgi, a Yugoslav and a medical administrator, wanted better opportunities. Because of his citizenship, the family was allowed to leave, and they headed for Beverly Hills. Galina enrolled Milla in acting classes in 1985, and she has had roles in the film Two Moon Junction and in Night Train to Kathmandu, debuting June 5 on the Disney Channel. Already stardom seems kind of ho-hum. "I don't even bother to count my covers," says Milla. "When it comes to models my age, I think I'm it."