Uma Thurman: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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If you’re reading this article, it’s because you realized you should know more about awesome actress Uma Thurman. There’s certainly a lot more to this woman than meets the eye. Here are just some of the reasons why she’s more than what she seems.

Number Eight: She Auditioned as Buttercup

When it came time for the audition for the role of Buttercup (The Princess Bride) Uma tried out for the part. Of course, as we now know, the role went to Robin Wright. We couldn’t possibly imagine better casting.

Number Seven: She’s Politically Involved

When John Kerry ran for presidential office in 2004, Uma Thurman was a vocal supporter of him. It goes without saying that he was not successful in this, but it had nothing to do with Uma’s support.

Number Six: As an Actress, She Has Bridesmaid Syndrome

Something unique about Uma Thurman is that she was almost cast in a lot of films that would have changed things for Hollywood. She was offered the main role in Tomb Raider, for instance. In addition, she almost got the lead in Almost Famous, who was taken by Kate Hudson instead.

Number Five: She Was Married to Gary Oldman

For a couple of years, Uma Thurman was indeed married to Gary Oldman. They met on the set of one of her films. Their short marriage is probably attributed to their young age.

Number Four: Uma Thurman Began as a Model

Her career started not in acting but in modelling. She was just 15 years old when she started representing a number of different brands.

Number Three: She’s Sex Positive

Uma has stated several times in her films that she likes to take roles where her character’s sexuality is apparent. She does this to state that being inherently sexual is a healthy thing and shouldn’t be hidden.

Number Two: Her Family Has Nazi Experience

In the time of World War II, Uma Thurman’s family had been terrorized by the Nazi’s. These German soldiers held them captive when they wouldn’t reveal the hideout of their Jewish friends. It was amazing they made it out alive!

Number One: She Loves Children

Uma Thurman is the mother of several children, all of whom she loves very deeply. She says that her children have taught her that her love is “inexhaustible.” We hope you enjoyed our list of things you didn’t know about Uma Thurman!