Milla Jovovich for FLARE Magazine

Posted on August 29, 2012

Jeez, who knew, back in the early ’90s when she was posing on the cover of High Times with a big ol’ fatty, that Milla Jovovich would turn into Elizabeth Fucking Taylor?

Milla Jovovich covers the September 2012 issue of FLARE magazine photographed by Max Abadian and styled by Elizabeth Cabral in a Calvin Klein Collection dress, Fallon earrings, a CBD bangle and a Baccarat ring. Hair: Philip Carreon, The Wall Group. Makeup: Jenn Streicher,

By the way, did we not say when Liz died that she was going to become the next great fashion and beauty icon, knocking Marilyn off the pedestal after a half-century reign? We did. It’s not that we think Milla looks like her or even that she’s meant to be styled to look like her, just that the classic Liz look is passing into true iconic status, just like Marilyn’s did, and you can see the tropes here, from the hair to the lips to the neckline to the big honking ring. She looks stunning.



[Photo Credit: Max Abadian for,]

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  • Judy_J

    Gorgeous.  Absolutely gorgeous.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Flippin’ stunning!

  • Tess Danesi

    Thanks for this palate cleanser after the horror of Lucy Lawless.

    • Stephanie Hutson Erbesfield

      Right?! That Lucy Lawless thing made me die a little on the insde. Milla Jovovich looks fantastic. 

  • Sobaika

    She is stunning and also isn’t photoshopped to death. Perfection.

  • Katie Wolf

    Milla is freaking amazing. Fact. Always has been amazing. Fact. Doesn’t age… vampire? If it’s a fact, I’m ok with it.

    • Cindi Williams

      I, for one, welcome my vampire Milla overlord as long as she keeps looking this fantastic.

  • Clueless_Jock

    In this photo she reminds me more of Linda Evangelista than Elizabeth Taylor.

    • Hildegerd Haugen

      I thought the same thing.

      • Shawn EH

        Linda is like the Drag Liz.

    • Tess Danesi


    • LaylaSV

      Totally. She is aging into the woman Linda Evangelista SHOULD have become but yet somehow, in spite of genetic gifts and ample money, did not.

      • Jason M. Galloway

         Blasphemer! Linda is a god. 😉

        • Shawn EH

          A very man-made goddess, these days. But still awesome!

  • terpsichory

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! She’s giving green steel. For real.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Ms. Milla. You are just what I needed this morning. Classic beauty, perfectly turned out.  PROPS!

  • mjude

    just stunning

  • Kathy Marlow

    Beautiful, LOVE that ring!

  • Squarah

    Ugh, I love her so much! I just rewatched Fifth Element the other day and she might look even better than she did back then.

    • Kiltdntiltd

       I’m convinced that she does.  She has matured into a stunning woman. Her obvious brains and class show through.

      • Heather

        She’s gorgeous and does come across as intelligent, but I’ve never found her to be much of an actress, sadly.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          Oddly, its her ability to be kick ass that carries her.  When she is just “being”, she falls short.

        • Shawn EH

          Who needs to act when you look so great carrying a gun? Can’t wait for Resident Evil Infinity!

      • MilaXX

         and the fact that she’s still kicking butt in her movies nearly 20 years later is all kinds of awesome.

        • Kiltdntiltd


    • Goldie

       I love that movie so hard I own the special edition DVD, yet I’m still sucked in when I see it on TV.

  • PastryGoddess

    I cannot stop looking at that FACE.  Girl is working it like it owes her money.

    Why is she getting more beautiful as she gets older?  This is not fair

  • Victoria Pavlova

    Linda Evangelista? Oh wait, it’s Milla. Stunning cover.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I agree.

  • holzfaellen

    Being able to pose like that on a magazine cover AND to shoot mutant zombies and kick ass in movies – that’s got to be the greatest skill set ever.

  • granddelusion

    Ava Gardner.

  • VioletFem

    Why does the thumbnail for this blogpost look so different that the actual post?

  • Kayceed

    She has done edgy so well for so long, it’s interesting to see such elegance. She looks timeless.

  • joseg

    Linda Evangelista is that you?

  • Call me Bee

    Wow–Leeloo is all grown up and gorgeous. 

  • MilaXX

    You can see many influences here, still she looks gorgeous.  It’s a nice, clean, classic look. Love everything about this picture and adore Mila’s ability to reinvent herself for each and every occasion.

  • Goldie

    She is my girl-crush.  She always looks amazing.

  • Sara Munoz Munoz

    Love this gal. 

  • FishInThePercolator

    Am I the only one who can’t help but wrinkle my nose at her a little bit, ever since she came off snooty at the age of twelve for “Seventeen” or some rag like that?  That being said, she looks incredible.

    • ampg

      I’ve also always had her on my Irrational Hate List for being snotty and vapid when she was younger, but I suppose it’s time to acknowledge that my opinion was formed 20 years ago and most people change quite a bit over two decades.  She does look terrific.

  • Anathema_Device

    Mila is on my short list of women I’d like to look like just for one day. She is absolutely stunning.

  • gabbilevy

    Everything about this is perfect.

  • PostsYouCanDanceTo

    She looks so incredible it’s stupefying. And now, a tangent:

    Little known Milla Jovovich fact: in 1993, she made an album called “The Divine Comedy” in 1994. And it’s pretty damn good. Here’s the first single

  • ojosazules

    Simple, clean, classic elegance. Fashion is so good when you can take it all in at one glance. BAM

  • Nazzzy

    Fucking gorgeous

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Such a stunning woman, and though the Liz is not normally a go-to for women who specialize in being ass-kicking nerd pin-ups, she werqs it like she owns it.

  • jw_ny

    I totally see elements of Liz’s style in this.  Milla looks stunning….classic. 

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Lee Lu Dallas Multi Pass.  Man has she come a long long way.

  • VicksieDo

    Gorgeous, I wish she would have played Liz Taylor instead of She Who Shall Not Be Named.

    • Therese Bohn

       Christina Hendricks would make a perfect Liz Taylor –We can only hope that someday, somewhere, someone will make a GREAT E.T. biography with Anyone Else but She Who Shall Not Be Named.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    There is a definite “Liz” vibe going on here, but whenever I see Milla, I think of Myrna Loy.

    • gillian holroyd

      Myrna Loy LOVE, you are so right! But the eyebrows place this in Liz territory.

  • Jason M. Galloway

    My friend drove she and Ali Larter around when they were schlepping their Resident Evil flick here in San Francisco a few years back.  She said Milla was down to earth and cool as Hell.  I love her.  Her song “Gentleman Who Fell” is on constant rotation on my iTunes.

  • Joyce VG

    I don’t even care if she’s photo shopped even a little bit.   Goddess!

  • Sobaika

    I think a lot of it is more makeup, lighting, photography, and all that comes with being a studio as opposed to the red carpet. Of course there is photoshop, it’s just not overkill to the point where she looks like a poreless mannequin from Planet Plastic.

  • Susan Crawford

    Classic, old-school, full-on, non-stop GLAMOUR!

  • Myra C

    I thought I was looking at VOGUE when I scrolled to the picture.  FLARE’s typeface and layout look so similar to VOGUE’s.

    Anyway, Milla looks gorgeous as usual.

  • skadi1

    Oh, Leeloo Dallas, how you’ve grown up. Luv ya girl.

  • Esz

    Now that is how it’s done!!

  • guest2visits

    Milla is beautifully styled here; that looks like it could be a gorgeous dress, and I never heard of Flare magazine before.

  • ccm800

    Too new to call! Sorry but Liz will not ever knock MM off of anything. Not ever. 

  • Paula Rogers Whritenour


  • Lisa

    Holy cheese!  She looks AMAZEBALLS!!!  I love it! Such total glamour!

  • quiltrx

    I LOVE Milla!!  And she looks fabulous here.

  • Shawn EH

    Milla can look like absolutely anything. Pretty great skill for a model/actress. Liz has been iconic ever since Joan Collins and Jean Simmons swiped her look way back when. Though I guess they were all gunning for Vivien Leigh.

  • sekushinonyanko

     At the very least they were nice enough to leave all of her features clearly recognizable.

  • LocMama

    Flawless.  Wish I could rock a pic like this wearing that ring.  I part my lips and instant mouthbreather.

  • Allison Woods