Mila Kunis' Stunning Transformation Is Causing Such A Stir

The transformation of Mila Kunis is causing a stir because her story could be a movie. Kunis is known for her role on That '70s Show, her successful career, and her marriage to Ashton Kutcher. But her childhood was far from the glamorous life she leads in Hollywood. The Ukrainian-born actress came to the US on a "religious-refugee visa" when she was only seven years old. Kunis told The Guardian her family arrived with "suitcases [...] and $250, and that's it."

To make matters worse, the actress had a tough time adjusting to life in America. She talked about her early struggles in a 2008 interview with the Los Angeles Times: "I blocked out second grade completely. I have no recollection of it. [...] I cried every day. I didn't understand the culture. I didn't understand the people. I didn't understand the language. My first sentence of my essay to get into college was like, 'Imagine being blind and deaf at age seven.'"

Kunis loves and admires her parents for the sacrifices they made while raising her. "My parents had given up good jobs and degrees, which were not transferable," Kunis told The Telegraph in 2011. In 2017, the actress redesigned and renovated her parents' condo, which was her childhood home. Working with Houzz on the remodel, Kunis confessed in a video: "I would like to do this renovation for my parents Mark and Elvira Kunis because they've done so many things for my brother and I."

Read on to learn more about the transformation of Kunis from immigrant into Hollywood star.

Mila Kunis became a star on That '70s Show

Mila Kunis started working as an actress when she was just nine. In a Marie Claire interview, the actress said her first commercial was for Barbie, promoting a doll that never came out. She told Marie Claire she loved to do doll commercials because she "got to keep the Barbies." The young actress did commercials and minor TV jobs until she was in ninth grade and began working on That '70s Show.

In a 2012 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kunis described how she fudged her age to audition for the hit series: "I was in ninth grade, so I was pretty 14. I told them I was going to be 18, which, you know, I've said this story before, it's not technically a lie because at one point — given all things went right — I was going to be 18."

That '70s Show made Kunis a star and introduced her to her husband, Ashton Kutcher.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's marriage

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher met on the set of That '70's Show in 1998. Kunis and Kutcher worked together on the series until 2005 but didn't reconnect again until 2012 at the Golden Globe awards (via Cosmopolitan UK). The renewed friendship became a romance, and in February 2014, the couple got engaged (via EOnline). In May 2014, Kunis and Kutcher dropped the news they were expecting a baby, and on September 30, 2014, they welcomed their daughter Wyatt Isabelle to the world (via Insider).

Kunis and Kutcher married in July 2015 and then drove an RV around California, visiting national parks for their honeymoon (via ET). In 2016, son Dimitri Portwood was added to the family (via USA Today). In 2020, the couple is trying to do their best amid the pandemic, balancing parenthood and careers. But Kunis isn't too busy to utilize her fame to help others: The actress and her husband launched Quarantine Wine in April 2020. People reported on the couple's wine venture, which gives "100 percent of their profits [...] to various charities helping with coronavirus (COVID-19) relief efforts." The couple announced their Quarantine Wine on Twitter in April 2020. 

In 2017, US Weekly reported that Kunis trolled VP Mike Pence by donating to Planned Parenthood in his name. Her husband, Kutcher, is also politically active as an advocate against human trafficking. The pair are raising Wyatt and Dimitri to be involved citizens: The Daily Mail reported that the celebrities voted for the 2020 election with the kids in tow.

Mila Kunis' successful career

Mila Kunis' TV stardom began in 1998 when she played Jackie in That '70s Show. The actress has been the voice of Meg Griffin in Family Guy, providing her consistent work for 20 years. Kunis has starred in many popular movies, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan, Friends With Benefits, The Book of Eli, and others. In the last few years, the actress has honed her comedy skills with The Spy Who Dumped Me and the successful Bad Moms franchise.

From her humble childhood to her Hollywood rise, it appears Mila Kunis remains grounded. In a 2017 conversation with Net-A-Porter, the actress talked about her life: "Our kids have a crazy fun life where they visit at work. I take it for granted; I take so much of my life for granted. Both my husband and I try daily to remind ourselves how truly lucky we are."