Uma Thurman pulled off the transition of which most models dream. She parlayed a successful modeling career into a more successful film career. She began modeling at age 15, appearing on the covers of such publications as Vogue and British Vogue. By age 18, she had already racked up supporting roles in four films, including the hit film adaptation of "Dangerous Liaisons". At age 20, she received rave reviews for her performance in "Henry & June", the first film to ever receive an NC-17 rating. The next few years would bring such successful projects as "Pulp Fiction", for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, "Beautiful Girls", "The Truth About Cats & Dogs", "Gattaca", and the television film, "Hysterical Blindness", for which she received a Golden Globe Award. In amongst all the film and television roles, she met and married fellow actor Ethan Hawke, gave birth to two children, and then got a divorce. She went on to film such hits as "Kill Bill" and "Prime", and is currently winning rave reviews for her guest-starring role on the television series, "Smash". This summer, she will co-star opposite Robert Pattinson in the film, "Bel Ami". In addition to all this, she is expecting a third child with her current boyfriend. With all of the changes and work commitments going on in her life, you figure the last thing she would want to do is move, but she listed her New York home for sale in 2010, and it finally sold over a year later.
The 5,086 square foot, seven-bedroom, five-storey townhouse was originally placed on the market for just over $14 million dollars, but she was ultimately forced to drop the price to $12 million. Mind you, she paid $9.5 million for it in 2009, so she still made a bit of a profit. The house includes six and half bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, a ground-floor terrace, a garden, a guest suite accessed via the garden, and a media space that faces another garden. The upstairs bedrooms have their own sky-lit bathrooms, fireplaces, and terraces, and there is also a yoga/gym area, a laundry room, and a rooftop terrace. Ms. Thurman reportedly moved out of this gorgeous townhouse, and back into the Gramercy Park building she had originally occupied while married to Ethan Hawke. Whether that was a good decision or not will remain to be seen, but the next owner of this gorgeous home, certainly got a steal.