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Birth name: Uma Karuna Thurman

Date of birth: April 29, 1970

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts

Height: 6' (1.83 m)

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Uma Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970 into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family - her mother is a European socialite and former model, her father one of the nation's foremost Buddhist scholars. As a result, hers was a household in which the Dalai Lama was an occasional guest, she and her siblings all have names deriving from Buddhist mythology, and Middle American behavior was little understood, much less pursued.

And so it was that the young Thurman confronted childhood with an odd name and eccentric homelife - and nature seemingly conspired against her as well. Currently six feet tall, from an early age she towered over everyone else in class. Her famously large feet would soon sprout to size 11 - and even beyond that - and although they would eventually be lovingly filmed by director Quentin Tarantino, as a child she generally wore the biggest shoes in class, which only provided another subject of ridicule. Even her long nose moved one of her mother's friends to helpfully suggest rhinoplasty - to the ten-year-old Thurman. To make matters worse yet, the family constantly relocated, making the gangly, socially inept Thurman perpetually the new kid in class. The result was an exceptionally awkward, self-conscious, lonely and alienated childhood.

Unsurprisingly, the young Thurman enjoyed making believe she was someone other than herself, and so thrived at acting in school plays - her sole successful extracurricular activity. This interest, and her lanky frame, perfect for modeling, led the 15-year-old Thurman to New York City for high school and modeling work (including a layout in Glamour Magazine) as she sought acting roles. The roles soon came, starting with a few formulaic and forgettable Hollywood products, but immediately followed by Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) and Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons (1988), both of which brought much attention to her unorthodox sensuality and performances that intriguingly combined innocence and worldliness. The weird, gangly girl became a sex symbol virtually overnight.

Thurman continued to be offered good roles in Hollywood pictures into the early 90s, the least commercially successful but probably best-known of which was her smoldering, astonishingly-adult performance as June, Henry Miller's wife, in Henry & June (1990), the first movie to actually receive the dreaded NC-17 rating in the USA.

After a celebrated start, Thurman's career stalled in the early 90s with movies such as the mediocre Mad Dog and Glory (1993). Worse, her first starring role was in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), which had endured a tortured journey from cult-favorite book to big-budget movie, and was a critical and financial debacle. Fortunately, Uma bounced back with a brilliant performance as Mia Wallace, that most unorthodox of all gangster's molls, in Tarantino's lauded, hugely successful Pulp Fiction (1994), a role for which Thurman received an Academy Award nomination.

Since then, Thurman has had periods of flirting with roles in arty independents such as A Month by the Lake (1995), supporting roles in which she has lent some glamorous presence to a mixed batch of movies such as Batman & Robin (1997), and the occasional starring role now and then, such as her role as a martial arts assassin in Tarantino's controversial Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), a grueling stretch for Thurman which proved her game for virtually any acting challenge.

Thurman had been briefly married to Gary Oldman, from 1990 to 1992. In 1998, she married Ethan Hawke, her co-star in the offbeat futuristic thriller Gattaca (1997). The couple had two children, Roan and Maya. Hawke and Thurman filed for divorce in 2004.

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Credit - DeSade @ Superiorpics.com for "Be Cool" premiere pictures

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she's beautiful, one of my favorite ladys :D Does anyone have anymore LV ads esp. the one in "ELLE February 05"

it's a two page ad and she's laying on her side in this outfit:

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(thanks Hiro :D)

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Thanks so much Hiro I was looking for these. :) :) :fun: :fun: Do you have the cover with her on it by any chance?

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sry i dont. i not really a fan i just post pics all over the place, what u c is what u get.

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Does anyone have a full collection of these HQ Kill Bill promo pictures? I used to have them and lost them along the way. And they are so great (if you, like me, are turned on by a slim, tall and tight-clothed woman with a sword)

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Quentin says she has the best feet. Well, they're not bad, but I can't say I'm impressed.

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Quentin says she has the best feet. Well, they're not bad, but I can't say I'm impressed.

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Agreed! Nasty looking toes. :no:

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Agreed! Nasty looking toes. :no:

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Exactly.

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