Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman
Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. She has been nominated for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and won a Golden Globe Award for miniseries Hysterical Blindness (2000). Her most notable roles include two projects for director Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction (1994) and the central role in two Kill Bill films (2003/2004).
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The 'Tom Ford' of Kuwait Creates The Fragrance Kitchen
Huffington Post - 3 months
Known as the "Sheikh of Chic" and a close friend of Tom Ford, Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah credits his grandmother as his fragrance muse. As a boy, al-Sabah lingered in his grandmother's kitchen while she blended her favorite blends of Taif rose, oud, patchouli, and agarwood. It was al-Sabah's memory of his grandmother's recipes and her spirit that fueled the founding of the Fragrance Kitchen, al-Sabah's homage to Middle Eastern perfumery. As a nephew to the Emir of Kuwait, al-Sabah has been a sartorial sensation since the 1992 opening of Villa Moda, the retail boutique in Kuwait City that redefined Middle Eastern luxury. His friendship with Ford was initiated by the private perfume blends that al-Sabah made for family and friends. Al-Sabah and Ford collaborated on Arabian Wood, the exclusive scent that Ford requested for the 2009 opening of his Kuwait boutique. A cynosure of social media, al-Sabah unleashed a frenzy for the stateside opening of his Kuwait-based Fragrance Kitchen at M ...
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Hollywood actresses take center stage for 2017 Pirelli calendar
Reuters.com - 3 months
PARIS (Reuters) - Hollywood actresses take over the 2017 Pirelli calendar, with Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Nicole Kidman among the big names featuring in the latest edition unveiled in Paris on Tuesday.
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Stars of 2017 Pirelli calendar hail stripped back photos
Reuters.com - 3 months
Stars including Uma Thurman, Helen Mirren and Nicole Kidman hail the new Pirelli calendar in Paris. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
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25 More Celebrities (And Counting) Who Totally Nailed It With Their Halloween Costumes This Year
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Rita Ora, Uma Thurman and Tom Hanks at the Tom Ford Show - New York Times
Google News - 6 months
New York Times Rita Ora, Uma Thurman and Tom Hanks at the Tom Ford Show New York Times Odell Beckham Jr. Responds to the Lena Dunham Dust-Up: 'I Have to Learn More About the... New York Fashion Week: An Oral History. The First Shows · New York Fashion Week: An Oral History. Unforgettable Moments · New York Fashion Week: An Oral ... Go Inside Tom Ford's Revolutionary New York Fashion Week ShowABC News Tom Ford Runway Show's Star Studded Audience: Zayn Malik, Alicia Keys, Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss [PHOTOS]International Business Times Choose Your NYFW Tribe: Yeezy's Understated It Girls or Tom Ford's Uptown GlamazonsVogue.com Los Angeles Times -Daily Mail -GQ Magazine -Marie Claire.co.uk all 36 news articles »
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Hollywood stars pose for 2017 Pirelli Calendar
Yahoo News - 6 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong'o have posed for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, which features a host of Hollywood's biggest names. The likes of Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet and 'House of Cards' actress Robin Wright are also among the 15 stars who appear in the calendar. The photos were taken by the German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who has shot for Pirelli twice before. Other movie greats featured include Alicia Vikander and Helen Mirren, with the photos taken in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Le Touquet and New York. ...
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Uma Thurman is thrown off horse, suffers broken bones
LATimes - 8 months
Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman was thrown off a horse and suffered multiple broken bones, her publicist told The Times.  “Uma Thurman was in an equestrian accident,” Thurman’s rep said. “She was training on a young thoroughbred who got spooked. She was thrown and broke a few bones.”  The rep...
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Even If You're A Famous Actor, You Can't Touch Jessica Williams Without Her Permission
Huffington Post - 9 months
Peabodys!!!!!!!!!!! A video posted by Jessica Williams (@msjwilly) on May 21, 2016 at 6:56pm PDT Surprise, surprise. A famous actor overstepped his boundaries with a woman. This time, it was actress and comedian Jessica Williams. During her "Two Dope Queens" panel at Vulture Festival on Sunday, Williams recounted how an unnamed famous actor touched her during the Peabody Awards the night before.  According to The Cut, Williams was not OK with a strange guy invading her space because, you know, she's a human being. Yesterday, I was doing the red carpet for the Peabody’s so I was doing interviews. I was doing an interview, and all of the sudden, this guy, this popular actor comes up behind me and just grabs me and just pulls me in towards him. I was literally talking to somebody, and was like, “What? What is happening?” And he was like, “Yeah, girl. You fine” … If I was at a fucking bodega in Harlem and this happened to me, I would literally sta ...
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Uma Thurman Feels 'Violated' After Inappropriate Kiss With Italian Entrepreneur Lapo Elkann
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Exclusive: Uma Thurman’s Gramercy Park Apartment for Sale
NYTimes - 11 months
The actress is putting up for sale her duplex at 1 Lexington Avenue, the prewar co-op building where she lived for several years.
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Thurman, Ora at Paris couture as Dior shows without designer - Washington Post
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Washington Post Thurman, Ora at Paris couture as Dior shows without designer Washington Post PARIS — Spring-summer couture shows blossomed into focus Monday — parading their silken, and often sexy, savoir faire to front rows spilling with celebrities from Uma Thurman, Kate Bosworth to Rita Ora. Here are the highlights of the 2016 collections ... Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week 2016: The Best Looks From the RunwayE! Online Designers show latest luxury creations at Paris haute coutureReuters Versace sexes up haute couture with racy Paris showExpatica France all 155 news articles »
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How to Be a Hater: <i>The Hateful Eight</i> at the Monkey Bar
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Samuel L. Jackson accepted a special award for The Hateful Eight composer Ennio Morricone at the New York Film Critics Circle 81st Gala at Tao on Monday night. Morricone was commissioned to compose The Hateful Eight's elegant overture. Morricone's note to the critics group for this stellar evening was addressed to all, including "The Haters," eliciting a chuckle from the ever cool Jackson. I had to wait till the next morning, for brunch at The Monkey Bar to ask Walton Goggins what exactly that meant. The would be sheriff of Red Rock in director Quentin Tarantino's fictive world explained that the eight of The Hateful Eight are now so close, they text each other multiple times per day to find out where they are, what they are doing; in short, they've continued their close knit, claustrophobic connection beyond the movie's snow-laden log cabin. At brunch, Uma Thurman, "Tarantino's muse," introduced the panel featuring Goggins, Jackson, and woman "hater" Jennifer Jason Leigh. The conver ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Uma Thurman
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 41
    Thurman and Busson have a daughter together, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson (nickname Luna), born in 2012. The couple reportedly called off the engagement for the second time in April 2014.
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  • 2011
    Age 40
    In 2011, Thurman was one of a few celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council's FWD campaign, an awareness initiative tied to that year's East Africa drought.
    More Details Hide Details She joined Geena Davis, Chanel Iman and Josh Hartnett in TV and internet ads to "forward the facts" about the crisis.
    In December 2011, James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly reported Thurman had joined the cast of NBC's Smash as Rebecca Duvall.
    More Details Hide Details Thurman appeared in five episodes of the drama series. Her performance as Duvall received mostly positive reviews and she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. It was announced that Thurman would star in Bravo's original series My So Called Wife.
    In 2011, Thurman was a member of the jury for the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    In 2010, her movie Motherhood garnered just £88 on 11 tickets on its opening weekend.
    More Details Hide Details In the United States it earned $93,388 in three weeks of release.
  • 2008
    Age 37
    Also in 2008, she starred as Elsa in the British film My Zinc Bed, in which she plays a cocaine addict, starring opposite Paddy Considine and Jonathan Pryce.
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    In February 2008, she starred opposite Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in The Accidental Husband, a romantic comedy about a woman who finds herself married while engaged to another man.
    More Details Hide Details It seems like archetypal Hollywood contrivance, but according to Thurman, a similar situation happened in New York.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    Thurman began dating London-based French financier Arpad Busson in 2007, and they announced their engagement in June 2008. In late 2009, they called off their engagement, but reconciled soon after.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    In July 2006, she starred opposite Luke Wilson in My Super Ex-Girlfriend.
    More Details Hide Details Thurman portrayed a superhero named "G-Girl" who is dumped by her boyfriend and then takes her revenge upon him. She received $14 million for the role, but the film flopped with critics and audiences.
    When the film remake The Women was in pre-production in 2006, Thurman was cast as Crystal Allen, alongside Annette Bening, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Lisa Kudrow and Anne Hathaway, being directed by James L. Brooks, but the director was changed and Thurman was no longer part of the cast.
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    In May 2006, Thurman bought the film rights to the Frank Schätzing novel The Swarm, which is in development and due for release in 2015.
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    On February 7, 2006, she was also named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature.
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  • 2005
    Age 34
    In 2005, Thurman became a spokeswoman for the French fashion house Louis Vuitton.
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    In 2005, she starred in the flop Prime with Meryl Streep, playing a woman in her late thirties romancing a man in his early twenties.
    More Details Hide Details Thurman's last film of the year was a remake of The Producers in which she played Ulla, a Swedish stage actress hoping to win a part in a new Broadway musical. Originally, the producers of the film planned to have another singer dub in Thurman's musical numbers, but she was eager to do her own vocals. She is credited for her songs in the credits. The film was considered a bomb at the box office, but some critics praised Thurman's efforts, including A. O. Scott of The New York Times who said: "Uma Thurman as a would-be actress is the one bit of genuine radiance in this aggressively and pointlessly shiny, noisy spectacle." Around this time Thurman once again became a model, with the cosmetics company Lancôme selecting her as its spokeswoman. It also named several shades of lipstick after her, though they were sold only in Asia.
    By 2005, Thurman was commanding a salary of $12.5 million per film.
    More Details Hide Details Her first film of the year was Be Cool, the sequel to 1995's Get Shorty, which reunited her with her Pulp Fiction castmate John Travolta. The film received poor reviews, and came in below expectations at the box office.
  • 2004
    Age 33
    Thurman dated hotelier André Balazs from 2004-2007. They rekindled their relationship in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Thurman has been involved in various philanthropic and activist causes. She supports the United States Democratic Party, and has given money to the campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Joseph R. Driscoll. She supports gun control laws, and in 2000, she participated in Marie Claire’s “End Gun Violence Now” campaign. She is a member of the board of Room to Grow, a charitable organization providing aid to families and children born into poverty. She serves on the board of the Tibet House. In 2007, she hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway with actor Kevin Spacey.
    In a 2004 Rolling Stone cover story, Thurman and director Quentin Tarantino denied having had a romantic relationship, despite Tarantino once having told a reporter, "I'm not saying that we haven’t, and I'm not saying that we have." Rumours of their relationship were rekindled after they appeared together at the Pulp Fiction 20th anniversary tribute at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
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  • 2003
    Age 32
    In 2003 Thurman co-starred in John Woo's Paycheck, which was only moderately successful with critics and at the box office.
    More Details Hide Details It would be Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill which relaunched her career. She played assassin Beatrix Kiddo, out for revenge against her former lover. Tarantino wrote the part specifically for her. He cited Thurman as his muse while writing the film, and gave her joint credit for the character, whom the two conceived on the set of Pulp Fiction from the sole image of a bride covered in blood. Production was delayed for several months after Thurman became pregnant and Tarantino refused to recast the part. The film took nine months to shoot, and was filmed in five different countries. The role was also her most demanding, and she spent three months training in martial arts, swordsmanship, and Japanese. It was originally set to be released as one film. However, due to its over 4-hour running time, it was ultimately released in two parts and subsequently became a cult film and scored highly with critics. Thurman was nominated for a Golden Globe for both entries, plus three MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and two for Best Fight. Rolling Stone likened her to "an avenging angel out of a 1940s Hollywood melodrama".
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    In 2000, she narrated the John Moran opera Book of the Dead (2nd Avenue) at New York's Public Theater.
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  • 1998
    Age 27
    On May 1, 1998, she married actor Ethan Hawke, whom she met on the set of their 1997 film Gattaca. Hawke's novel Ash Wednesday is dedicated to "Karuna", Thurman's middle name. She acknowledged that they had married because she was pregnant – seven months at their wedding. The marriage produced two children: daughter Maya Ray, born in 1998, and son Levon, born in 2002. The couple separated in 2003, and the divorce was finalized in August 2005.
    More Details Hide Details When asked on The Oprah Winfrey Show whether the break-up involved betrayal, she said, "There was some stuff like that at the end. We were having a difficult time, and you know how the axe comes down and how people behave and how people express their unhappiness."
    After the birth of her first child in 1998, Thurman took a break from acting to concentrate on motherhood.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, and a Merchant/Ivory production The Golden Bowl. Her next roles were in low-budget and television films, including Vatel, Tape, in which she appeared with then husband Ethan Hawke and for which she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, and Chelsea Walls, directed by Hawke. She would win a Golden Globe award for her acting in HBO cable movie Hysterical Blindness; she was also one of the executive producers. Thurman played a New Jersey woman in the 1980s searching for romance. The San Francisco Chronicle review said, "Thurman so commits herself to the role, eyes blazing and body akimbo, that you start to believe that such a creature could exist—an exquisite-looking woman so spastic and needy that she repulses regular Joes. Thurman has bent the role to her will."
    She closed out 1998 with Les Misérables, a film version of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name, directed by Bille August, in which she played Fantine.
    More Details Hide Details On his review of the film, Roger Ebert said that "Thurman's performance is the best element of the movie."
  • 1997
    Age 26
    In 1997, she starred opposite her future husband Ethan Hawke in the science fiction film Gattaca.
    More Details Hide Details Although Gattaca was not a success at the box office, it drew many positive reviews and became successful on the home video market. Some critics were not as impressed with Thurman, such as The Los Angeles Times, which wrote that she was "as emotionally uninvolved as ever." Her next role was Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin, the fourth of the series. Thurman’s performance in the campy film received some critical acclaim, and in which some fans regarded her as the only reason to watch the film. The New York Times wrote in a positive review, “like Mae West, she mixes true femininity with the winking womanliness of a drag queen”. A similar positive comparison was made by the Houston Chronicle: “Thurman, to arrive at a ’40s femme fatale, sometimes seems to be doing Mae West by way of Jessica Rabbit”. In addition, the San Francisco Chronicle points out “Poison Ivy is the film's best creation. She's a radical environmentalist who gets bitten by snakes and buried in vines only to rise up, gorgeous and redheaded, like Botticelli's Venus. Like America's original femme fatale, Beatrice in Hawthorne's ‘Rappaccini's Daughter,’ Ivy has a poisonous kiss. Like Dietrich in ‘Blonde Venus,’ she shows up at a ritzy affair in a gorilla suit.” She has won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for 'Best Actress - Sci-Fi' in her role as Poison Ivy, and was also nominated for Favourite Movie Actress in the Kids' Choice Awards, only to have lost to her co-star Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl The next year brought The Avengers, another major financial and critical flop.
  • 1996
    Age 25
    Thurman also starred opposite Janeane Garofalo in the moderately successful 1996 romantic comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs as a ditzy blonde model.
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    1996 would see Thurman in two moderately successful films, the first of which was Beautiful Girls, where she played the female lead and love interest of Timothy Hutton and was supported with a high-profile cast of Mira Sorvino, Martha Plimpton, and Natalie Portman.
    More Details Hide Details The film was well received by the critics for the script and acting, particularly that of Hutton and Portman. It performed moderately well at the box office.
  • 1993
    Age 22
    In 1993, she was for the first time the main star in Gus Van Sant's 1993 adaptation of Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.
    More Details Hide Details It was a critical and financial disappointment; Thurman was nominated for a Worst Actress Razzie. The Washington Post described her acting as shallow, writing that, "Thurman's strangely passive characterization doesn't go much deeper than drawling and flexing her prosthetic thumbs". She also starred opposite Robert De Niro in the drama Mad Dog and Glory, a box office disappointment that received positive reviews. Later that year, Thurman auditioned for Stanley Kubrick while she was casting for his eventually unrealized project Wartime Lies. After Mad Dog and Glory, Thurman auditioned for the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction, which grossed over $107 million on a budget of only $8 million. The Washington Post wrote that Thurman was "serenely unrecognizable in a black wig, and is marvelous as a zoned-out gangster's girlfriend." Thurman was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar the following year. She became one of Tarantino's favorite actresses to cast; he told Time magazine in 2003 that she was "up there with Garbo and Dietrich in goddess territory."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 19
    Thurman met actor Gary Oldman on the set of State of Grace; they married in 1990 and divorced two years later.
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    In 1990, Thurman appeared with Fred Ward and Maria de Medeiros in the sexually provocative drama Henry & June, the first film to receive an NC-17 rating.
    More Details Hide Details Partly because many American newspapers refused to advertise films with the new rating, it did not get wide release in the United States, but the film won her some good notices. The New York Times wrote: "Thurman, as the Brooklyn-accented June, takes a larger-than-life character and makes her even bigger, though the performance is often as curious as it is commanding."
  • 1988
    Age 17
    She made her movie debut in 1988, appearing in four films that year.
    More Details Hide Details Her first two were the high school comedy Johnny Be Good and teen thriller Kiss Daddy Goodnight. She had a small role in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, playing the goddess Venus alongside Oliver Reed's Vulcan; during her entrance she briefly appears nude, in an homage to Botticelli's The Birth of Venus. The most acclaimed of these first four films was Oscar-winning drama Dangerous Liaisons, in which Thurman's character of Cecile de Volanges is seduced by the manipulative Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich). At the time, insecure about her appearance, she spent roughly a year in London, during which she often wore loose, baggy clothing. Malkovich said of her, "There is nothing twitchy teenager-ish about her, I haven’t met anyone like her at that age. Her intelligence and poise stand out. But there's something else. She's more than a little haunted."
  • 1985
    Age 14
    Her early modeling credits included Glamour and the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of British Vogue.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on April 29, 1970.
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