Ever since she can remember, Uma Thurman has been in front of the camera, and it hasn’t always been the roving cinematic eye of one Quentin Tarantino. At a gorgeous six feet of height, Uma seems to have inherited her fresh yet vaguely exotic looks from her mother and grandmother, who were also fashion models. At the age of 16, Uma was signed by Elite modelling agency and was soon featured within the pages of Glamour Magazine and Vogue. In 1989, she was the covergirl for the “Hot Issue” of Rolling Stone magazine.
At age 36, several feature films and two marriages (Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke) later with no romantic prospects in sight, Uma seems just as in sync with the universe than her Buddhist upbringing would indicate. She has finally found her calling, it would seem: “I love acting. It is the first love of my life, but I am thinking about being a full-time stay-at-home mom.”
To facilitate such a dramatic lifestyle change, a few lucrative advert contracts do certainly help. She first signed with Richard Branson’s Virgin Media for 35 million dollars, and now Uma appears in the advertising campaign for Vuitton handbags. In addition, she also appears in Mission Zero, the newest Pirelli short film:
Driving a fiery LamborghiniGallardo with P Zero tires, she speeds through the streets of Los Angeles to escape mysterious assassins who suddenly appear and try to kill her for no apparent reason.
The film is based on hair-raising chase scenes, but only the final scene of the clever plot reveals the solution to a series of unexplainable events that happen to the star. Director Kathryn Bigelow gave a realistic interpretation of the script and added great emotional and psychological tension to the action scenes.
The short film can be viewed at pirellifilm.com, and below are more images from the Vuitton ad campaign:
Vuitton Images: Dlisted