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Uma receives a 'dreamy' honour in Paris

February 7, 2006
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Statuesque beauty Uma Thurman received France's highest artistic honour when she was presented with the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters medal by Cannes Film Festival director Gilles Jacob. A highly-respected figure in the French movie industry, Monsieur Jacob described the American actress as a "dreamy creature" as he bestowed the honour upon her in Paris this week.

Uma became the latest American star to receive the accolade, at a ceremony in the City of Light on Wednesday. She follows in the footsteps of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, both of whom have been chosen for the distinction in previous years.

After referring to her "atypical and bohemian childhood", the French festival director said the Tinseltown star was a "classic and disconcerting beauty", whose career would surely "make her the favourite actress of an entire generation".

The subject of his praise, who was looking radiant in a black Christian Dior suit, admitted to being "so flattered and touched by your comments".

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The mum-of-two was clearly delighted with the honour. "I'm so flattered and touched," she saidPhoto: © AFPy
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Uma and Gilles were clearly delighted to make each other's acquaintance. The actress first found fame in 1988 when she starred alongside John Malkovich and Glenn Close in a remake of the French stage classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses Photo: © AFP

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