Uma Thurman felt she looked "hideous" up to the age of 14.
The Hollywood actress insists looks weren't on her side as she was growing up. Uma has recalled feeling awkward about her beauty during her teenage years.
"I was no stunner. People see what they want to see, but when I was a kid I was quite ugly. I spent the first 14 years of my life sure that my looks were hideous," she revealed in an interview with British newspaper The Sun. "Then my face became big enough to carry my big nose and my cheekbones changed. That experience, in a silly way, taught me not to care."
Although Uma had "crushes" on boys at school, she claims the feelings were never reciprocated. The 42-year-old star decided to focus on other areas of her life instead of obsessing over the way she looked.
"It was very painful, as a kid, being told you are ugly all the time. Boys always liked other girls. I had mad crushes on boys at 14, which would last months. I learned that what was going to work for me was NOT looks," she said.
"I just forgot about my looks. I just stopped thinking about it. I decided that I would not care.
So when people started telling me I was beautiful I did not see any reason to believe them. I've learned the focus people put on looks ignores the way people really are."
Uma now feels confident about her statuesque frame and features. The blonde star has accepted the way she looks.
"Was my height an issue? At nearly 6ft tall, with large feet, of course it was!" she exclaimed. "Once you get a job, you will feel different about yourself and establish your own identity. It took me until about 35 to walk without being self-conscious."
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