Luna Thurman-Busson: The Daughter of Uma Thurman

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Luna Thurman-Busson is a name that you might recognize as an extension of a legacy in the world of entertainment and cinema. She is none other than the daughter of accomplished Hollywood actress Uma Thurman, renowned for her roles in critically acclaimed films like ‘Pulp Fiction’ and the ‘Kill Bill’ series, and French financier Arpad Busson.

Uma and Arpad started dating in 2007 after meeting each other at a private dinner event in Milan. They then decided to get engaged the next year. However, just after one year together, the couple decided to go their separate ways. This period didn’t last long, as Uma and Arpad reunited again after a while, only to call off the engagement for the second time in 2014.


Who Are Luna-Thurman’s Siblings?

Luna has several half-siblings. From her mother’s previous marriage to actor Ethan Hawke, she has a half-sister Maya Hawke and a half-brother Levon Roan Thurman-Hawke. Her father’s previous relationship with Elle Macpherson gave her two half-brothers, Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson.

In a 2020 interview with People, Uma Thurman said her children make her proud, and she is ‘madly in love’ with them:

“I’m madly in love with all of my children and very proud of them. I think they conduct themselves with a lot of dignity and respect for others. It’s all a parent could dream of.

Maya Hawke, born July 8, 1998, is an actress known for her roles in ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’ She’s also a singer-songwriter with two albums to her credit, and she has worked as a model. On the other hand, Levon Thurman-Hawke, born on January 15, 2002, has also pursued a career in acting.


Thurman And Busson’s Custody Battle, And The Story Behind Luna’s Five Names

Thurman and Busson had a contentious custody battle over Luna. Busson sued the actress in 2014 for their daughter’s custody by filing an emergency order. This legal battle ended in 2017, with Uma getting primary custody and Busson obtaining visitation rights.

Luna’s full name is Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. However, she is more commonly known as Luna. Speaking to Jimmy Fallon in 2013, Uma explained why Luna has five different names:

“My daughter came up with the best excuse, which was that I probably wouldn’t get to have any more children, so I just put every name that I liked into Luna’s. We couldn’t quite agree on the name, so we called her Luna. She’s lucky that way.”

Uma and Luna attended the Broadway musical Some Like It Hot together in New York City in December 2022. They were also spotted at the Cirque Du Soleil musical ‘Paramour’ on Broadway at The Lyric Theater in 2017.


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