Even though she already owns at least three other multimillion-dollar Los Angeles homes, Milla Jovovich appears to be on the real estate hunt once again. The “Resident Evil” actress has paid about $10.2 million for a somewhat forbidding-looking house standing tall on what is perhaps one of the highest promontories in all the Hollywood Hills, miles above the bustling Sunset Strip and complete with majestic views sweeping over the entire Los Angeles basin, from the downtown city skyline to the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.
Born in Ukraine and raised primarily in Russia before emigrating with her family to California in the 1980s, Jovovich began her career in fashion, eventually becoming the world’s highest-paid supermodel. Her acting breakthrough came in the late 1990s with French action film “The Fifth Element,” though it was the “Resident Evil” movie franchise that really made her a household name. Collectively, her films have grossed north of $1.6 billion worldwide. And since 2009, she’s been married to English director/producer Paul W.S. Anderson, the creative force behind the “Resident Evil” juggernaut, which now ranks as the most commercially successful video adaptation of all time.
It’s perhaps not entirely surprising that Anderson and Jovovich would be in the mood to buy another expensive property. A few months ago, the veteran real estate players sold off one of their Beverly Hills homes for $4.6 million, freeing up some space in their portfolio.
As for this latest acquisition, the three-story contemporary mansion is big and very boxy, hewn from tons of concrete and glass. Set behind enormous walls and gates, the 9,000-square-foot structure was built circa 2005 by Frank Konigsberg, the prominent talent agent and TV producer who produced all of Bing Crosby’s television specials, among many other movies and miniseries. Following Konigsberg’s 2016 death, his widow Susanne continued living in the house until her own passing last year. Only a few months later, the palatial property was quietly sold to Jovovich and Anderson.
Besides the big views, by far the estate’s most valuable feature is likely the lot itself, which spans more than three contiguous acres, making this one of the largest spreads in the tightly-packed Hollywood Hills. But i’s worth noting that a majority of that land is the hillside of a nearly sheer cliff, and therefore likely unusable.
As best we can tell, the house has never been publicly offered for sale, so photos and specifics about the place remain scant. Per tax records, there are six bedrooms and six bathrooms, though those numbers may or may not still be accurate today. The place also may or may not currently possess an outdoor swimming pool, although it certainly seems odd that a $10 million house in Los Angeles would be sold without one.
In addition to their big new Hollywood Hills manse, Anderson and Jovovich also continue to maintain a house in L.A.’s Mount Olympus neighborhood that was reportedly once occupied by Jovovich’s mother Galina. They also hold title to a “Palm Springs-style” investment property in prime 90210. Since 2007, however, the family’s main residence has been an $11 million Tuscan-style estate tucked deep into the mountains above Beverly Hills, in an area known as Beverly Hills Post Office.