Uma Thurman applies for Swedish citizenship ahead of planned move to Sweden

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Uma Thurman applies for Swedish citizenship ahead of planned move to Sweden
File photo of Uma Thurman. Photo: Thibault Camus/AP

Hollywood actress Uma Thurman has long talked about how proud she is of her family roots in Sweden, and now the Kill Bill star wants to go one step further by becoming a Swedish citizen and relocating to the Nordic nation.


Thurman's maternal grandmother Birgit Holmquist was a model from Skåne in southern Sweden (there is even a statue of her in Trelleborg) who lived in Germany before later fleeing the Nazis to Mexico.

Her daughter (Thurman's mother) Nena von Schlebrügge is also a Swedish citizen and spent part of her childhood in Stockholm.

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The Pulp Fiction actress has often talked about visiting Skåne and Sweden over the years, as well as her desire to get Swedish citizenship and relocate to the country. Now Thurman is taking the steps to try and make that dream a reality.

"She gave me the task of requesting Swedish citizenship. A large part of her relatives are Swedish, her mum is Swedish. She explained to me in the past she thinks it’s wrong that she’s not a Swede, she feels like a Swede," Thurman's lawyer Thomas Bodström told radio station Mix Megapol.

"She wants to buy a house in Sweden and live here in the future. She has a lot of relatives in Skåne so there are a lot of things that make her want to become a Swede; she has felt Swedish her entire life. We hope it will go well but it’s also a long process."

In 2015 Thurman revealed to People that she was learning Swedish.

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