Uma Thurman: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Uma Thurman is a popular actress who has starred in some of the most memorable films of all time. She’s not just beauty and talent, however: there a lot of things about her that most people just don’t know. Here are just some of them. Stay tuned for part 2, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: She Has Buddhist Ties

While her mother’s career was in fashion, her father’s was completely different. Robert Thurman is known for his ties to Indo-Tibetan Buddhism (he became a monk). The Dalai Lama even visited their home in India when she was a child!

Number Fourteen: Tarantino Wrote With Her in Mind

When Quentin Tarantino wrote Kill Bill, he wrote with her in mind. The character Beatrix Kiddo was created specifically for Uma to play the role. Most people probably wish that this famous director did the same for them!

Number Thirteen: She’s an Academy Winner

Most actresses have a breakout role which launches their career, and for Uma Thurman, that film was Pulp Fiction. Not only did the role give her more of a fan base, she also won an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress as well.

Number Twelve: Her Daughter Has a Lot of Names

Yes, Uma Thurman is indeed a mother. Her daughters name is Rosalind, Florence, Arkadina, Thurman Busson, Arusha, and Atalune. To top it all off, she has Luna for a nickname. Why did she do this? It’s because she would not be able to have any more children and wanted to use all the names she liked. We wonder which one her daughter will end up using the most? Maybe none of them?

Number Eleven: Uma Thurman Was Bullied

Growing up, Uma Thurman was bullied a lot for her appearance. She was made fun of for the fact that she was tall and thin, and because she had a large nose and big feet. Crazily enough, even her mom’s friend suggested that she get a nose job!

Number Ten: She’s Claustrophobic

Like many of us, Uma Thurman has her fears as well. For her, being in small spaces makes her afraid. This, of course, is known as claustrophobia.

Number Nine: Her Name is Hindi

In Hindi, Uma refers to the Goddess which means light and beauty. It’s a beautiful thing to finally learn the origin of this actress’s name. There’s even more to Uma than these facts. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!