OOO LA LA! Uma Does Lancôme

Published June 25th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Uma Thurman is not just another pretty face. The statuesque actress, deemed lovely enough to embody Venus on film, will use those big eyes and great cheekbones to good effect as the new model for Lancôme, according to ABC online.  

The Oscar-nominated, 6-foot-tall beauty will be the first American to promote the French-based cosmetics company, Lancôme announced today. She joins another famous face, French actress Julliete Binoche in hawking the upscale makeup line. Binoche, in turn, replaced model-actress Isabella Rosselini as Lancôme's sole pitchwoman when the Blue Velvet actress was, somewhat prematurely, deemed too old for the job.  

Uma will help launch Lancôme's new fragrance, Miracle, which will debut this fall in Europe and the following spring in the United States. From what gossip columnists say about the sometime hippie chick and her often grubby hubby, Ethan Hawke, they go au naturel much too often. Sounds like the nose-offending pair needs a Miracle, and fast!  

According to British Web site Empire, industry insiders view Lancôme's recruitment of Uma as a clear challenge to Estée Lauder, which employs 35-year-old Elizabeth Hurley as its "face."  

Marc Menesguen, president of Lancôme International, says, "we are exceptionally pleased to be working with Ms. Thurman. [Her] unique beauty and the confidence that she exudes as both a woman and an actress are qualities that are reflective of the message on which the Lancôme brand was founded. We believe that Ms. Thurman is exactly the right person to bring our message of empowerment, confidence, and beauty to women throughout the world."  

Luc Nadeau, senior vice president and general manager of Lancôme US, has this to say about Thurman: "The versatility that Ms. Thurman has shown in her career, combined with her personal and philanthropic interests, make her a role model to whom many different kinds of women can relate and make her an ideal representative for Lancôme."  

Thurman was nominated for an Oscar for her role as “Mia” alongside John Travolta in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film “Pulp Fiction”--Albawaba(Various Sources) 

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