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Born April 29, 1970, actress and model Uma Thurman began her career as a model and would become famous for roles including Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. Often hailed as Quentin Tarantino's muse, this Hollywood beauty has sure left her mark on the film industry! Here is a look back at her best roles!
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After appearances on the cover of British Vogue, Uma Thurman would catch the eye of the film industry. One of Thurman's earliest roles would be in 1990's biographical drama Henry & June. Receiving positive reviews from The New York Times, 20-year-old Uma's career was about to take off internationally!
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Launching Uma Thurman into worldwide fame, 1994's Pulp Fiction was a huge success. While many actresses auditioned for the role of "Mia Wallace", the wife of an L.A. mobster, director Quentin Tarantino only had eyes for Uma. In fact, the director has remarked that in his view Uma is as much of a goddess as Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. That is some high praise!
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After becoming a household name with Pulp Fiction, the second half of the 1990s would bring a string of successful films for Uma. One of our favorites is 1996 comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs. Starring as ditsy, but glamorous model "Noelle", Uma shows off her humorous side in this romantic comedy!
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1997 and 1998 brought audiences three more Uma Thurman films, including 1997's Batman & Robin! While the film itself wasn't seen as very good, critics were in awe of Uma Thurman as "Poison Ivy". The actress is truly versatile and has proven time and again that she can take on any role and make it work!
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After starring in a string of films including Gattaca (1997) and Les Misérables (1998), Uma Thurman would take off some time from acting to give birth to her daughter Maya with actor Ethan Hawke. Following the birth of their second child, son Levon, Uma was ready to return to acting full time with HBO cable movie Hysterical Blindness. Also serving as an executive producer, Uma won a Golden Globe for her acting in the series!
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Uma Thurman reuniting with director Quentin Tarantino would bring 2003 and 2004's Kill Bill films! Tarantino specifically wrote the role of assassin "Beatrix Kiddo" with Uma in mind and the films were a huge success!
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By 2005, Uma Thurman was in high demand in Hollywood, and her role in The Producers proves how valuable she is to any film! While the musical comedy film itself was seen as mediocre, Uma Thurman shined in her part and even sang all of her own songs!
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Starring opposite Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman showed off her feminist side in 2006's My Super Ex-Girlfriend. A superhero intent on taking revenge after being dumped by her boyfriend, Uma will keep you laughing in this superhero comedy!
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More recently Uma has turned from film to television and Broadway. Some of her most popular TV series of the past decade include 'The Slap' (2015) and 'Imposters' (2017), and she would win over audiences with her Broadway debut of 'The Parisian Woman' in 2017. Still looking as young as ever, it is hard to believe the actress is turning 53 this month!