Aurum Press, September 2004
At the peak of her career following her towering performance in Kill Bill Vols 1 & 2, Uma Thurman is an intriguing figure: the beautiful muse of Quentin Tarantino whose struggle with body dysmorphia syndrome has often rendered her crippled with insecurity.
The daughter of a Buddhist professor and a model, Uma enjoyed a bohemian upbringing. After leaving school at 15 to pursue an acting career, she first gained recognition playing the vulnerable ingenue opposite John Malkovich in 1988's Dangerous Liaisons. But her most memorable role was as a reckless gangster's moll in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, one of the most talked-about films of the 1990s.
This biography, the first to be published, tells the whole story: the ups and downs of Uma's acting career; her two marriages, to fellow actors Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke; embracing a new role as devoted mother to daughter Maya and son Roan; and her triumphant return to form as the wronged bride on a rampage of revenge in Kill Bill.