“Friends with Benefits” and “That 70’s Show” actress Mila Kunis was recently given the “Sexiest Woman Alive” title by Esquire magazine. The 29-year-old star has appeared in a variety of films and TV shows such as “Black Swan,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” the voice of Meg in “Family Guy,” “Ted,” “Max Payne,” and “The Book of Eli.”
Mila Kunis was born under the name of Milena Markovna Kunis on August 14, 1983. In 1991, her family made the decision to move Los Angeles from their home in Ukraine. An agent soon discovered Mila after the soon-to-be actress became involved in a number of acting classes after school.
Mila’s first major role came in the form of the character Jackie Burkhart in “That 70’s Show” (1998-2006). Two years later she was casted for the animated series “Family Guy” (2000 – present) as Meg Griffin. The young actress has also guest starred in other shows such as “Cleveland,” “Punk’d,” “Robot Chicken,” “Sesame Street,” and “Good Vibes.”
The “Sexiest Woman Alive” had her big film role in the movie, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” as Rachel Jansen. Mila has recently gain worldwide fame thanks to her roles in “Black Swan,” “Friends with Benefits,” and “Ted.”
This is not the first time Mila has been awarded with a title for her beauty. In 2011, GQ magazine gave the actress the title “Knockout of the Year.” In addition, Mila was listed in Men’s Health magazine as one of the “100 Hottest Women of All Time.”
For this year’s “Sexiest” title, the actress appears on the Esquire front cover topless and wearing black leather pants. In light of all the praises she’s been getting, Mila is making sure none of it will get into her head.
During her interview with Esquire she stated, “What I do and who I am are two different things. And they always will be,” she told magazine. “What happens with people is they lose sight of who they are, and they become either who they want to be or who they are perceived to be. But whatever it is, it is no longer who they are. So much of who you are in this industry is based on what that critic says, what that director says, what that actor says. People start believing all that, and they become what everybody else wants them to be.”
Mila also strives to separate her work life from her personal private life. She told the magazine, “I think that I’ve consciously separated my two lives. I love what I do. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. But when I’m done with work, I’m done with work. I think that if I bought into the hype, I would lose all sight of who I am, and so much of who I am is what my parents went through and instilled in me. And I never want to lose that. Ever. Because I would be so disappointed if I didn’t make them proud.”
During her interview, Mila never mentioned once her dating life with Ashton Kutcher. The two have been dating for about 5 months. However, the actress was not afraid to voice her personal views on politics.
“The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me. And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, ‘I’m a Republican.’ Why?” Mila questioned. “Some people don’t like to hear celebrities talk about politics. I don’t think I’m a celebrity. I’m a working actress. I think there’s a difference.”
The actress’s Esquire feature will hit the newsstands with the November issue on October 16.
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