Nena Von Schlebrugge: Uma Thurman's Mom And '60s Icon, Then And Now

By Emily Morenz
Model Nena von Schlebrugge wearing a blue suit with three-quarter-length sleeves, gloves and a Persian lamb beret and matching scarf, circa 1961. (Photo by John Rawlings/Conde Nast via Getty Images)

From modeling to Buddhism, Nena Von Schlebrugge’s life has been far from ordinary. It only made sense that she eventually gave birth to actress Uma Thurman (of Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Dangerous Liaisons fame). Nena was known for her classy beauty that made for dynamite photographs in the top high-fashion magazines throughout the ‘60s. But when she married Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, her perspectives changed and led her to a life of peace and happiness she still experiences today.