Mia Wallace

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Mia Wallace

Character in Pulp Fiction, played by Uma Thurman.

Fun Quotes

  • Mia: "A poppa tomato, a momma tomato and a baby tomato are walkin along, the baby tomato starts laggin behind, so the poppa tomato goes back and squishes him and says: KETCHUP!"
  • Mia: "When you little scamps get together you're worse than a sewing circle".


  • The look of Mia Wallace was modeled after actress Anna Karina (left) who also appeared in Bande à part (1964).
Anna Karina
  • Mia's looks and personality recalls the character Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer) in Brian DePalma's Scarface (1983). Mia also does coke and goes on a date with her husband's associate like in that film.
  • Mia Wallace is barefoot for most of the movie.
  • Uma Thurman originally turned down the role of Mia Wallace. Quentin Tarantino was so desperate to have her as Mia, he ended up reading her the script over the phone, finally convincing her to take on the role.
  • Mia Wallace's comment "An Elvis man should love it" about Jack Rabbit Slim's is a reference to an earlier cut scene where Mia claims that everyone can be classified as either an Elvis person or a "Beatles" person. She bets Vincent that he is an "Elvis", and he confirms it.
  • Isabella Rossellini, Meg Ryan, Daryl Hannah, Joan Cusack, and Michelle Pfeiffer where all interviewed for the role of Mia Wallace. Out of all of them Quentin Tarantino said he preferred Michelle Pfeiffer the most.
Mia's portrait
  • Steven Martinez (brother of chief graphic designer, Gerald Martinez) is credited with "Very Special Thanks". He painted the portrait of Mia that hangs in Marsellus' house (see right).
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