Uma started modelling at the age
of 15 and started acting soon after. She got her big break in the 1988 film
Dangerous Liaisons and shot to fame in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. She played
Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin and also starred in Kill Bill Volumes I &
II - a role which Quentin Tarantino wrote especially for her.
She married actor Gary
Oldman in 1990, but they separated two years later. She married actor Ethan Hawke
on 1st May 1998 and they have two children, Maya, born 8th July 1998 and Levon,
born 15th January 2002. They divorced in 2004. She has since been linked to
hotelier André Balazs and financier Arpad Busson.
Uma has been a spokesperson for
cosmetics company Lancôme and French fashion house Louis Vuitton.