Movie beauty Uma Thurman thrilled onlookers on a public beach at Christmas (DEC03) when she peeled off her bikini.

The KILL BILL star performed her striptease while on a romantic break on the Caribbean island of St Barts. with hotel tycoon ANDRE BALZAS.

Uma has been friends with Andre for years, but their blossoming romance only began shortly after Uma separated from hubby Ethan Hawke in September (03), after his reported infidelity with Canadian model JEN PERZOW.

Uma and Andre were also accompanied by her children with Ethan - MAYA RAY, five, and ROAN, 22 months - on the relaxing break.

A fellow holidaymaker says, "It was extraordinary. Uma's bum was on show to the whole world as she slipped off her swimwear."

08/01/2004 17:17