Actress Milla Jovovich credits late NWA star Eazy-E with giving her the confidence to become a top model.

The Resident Evil star fears she'd be an unknown Russian beauty if it wasn't for the rapper's music.

She tells Los Angeles radio station Kcrw, "That (music) definitely changed my world. In a great way, actually, because I had been raised by a very strict Eastern European family and this was sort of my call for freedom.

"I had started working at such a young age. I was nine years old and my mom always had so much control, and pretty much through Eazy-E, and that kind of, like, freedom, I started to wear baggy jeans and big T-shirts and baseball caps and just act like, 'Yeah, whatever'."