American actress, born April 29, 1970 in [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston, Massachusetts]], best known for starring in ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/KillBill'', ''Literature/DangerousLiaisons'', ''{{Film/Gattaca}}'', ''Film/TheTruthAboutCatsAndDogs'', and ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'', where she plays Venus. Yes, ''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology that]]'' Venus. She also played [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Poison Ivy]] and [[Film/TheAvengers1998 Emma Peel]].

Known for being Creator/QuentinTarantino's (platonic) [[TheMuse muse]]. At least until 2014, when they started dating...
!!This actress provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActionGirl: A couple of her roles later on in her career are good examples.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Well-known for averting this trope in a number of Tarintino films including PulpFiction where she overdoses and its shown in all its gory horror with blood and spittle everywhere, and KillBill where she's knocked senseless and drenched in blood by the end of the bigger set-pieces.
* DyeingForYourArt: From the usual changing color of her hair, using her own voice for musical roles (uncommon for non-singing actresses), to the extremes such as doing full nude scenes, learning martial arts for months, and doing her own stunts.
* LargeHam: In ''Batman and Robin'' as Poison Ivy and ''Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'' as Medusa.
* MsFanservice: In ''Baron Munchausen'', ''Dangerous Liaisons'', ''Batman and Robin'' and ''The Avengers''.
* StatuesqueStunner: At a solid 6' she can tower over most cast mates, especially in heels, as seen in ''Film/TheProducers'' where she easily has a full head over LoveInterest, MatthewBroderick.