Beatrix Kiddo (primarily known as The Bride), codename Black Mamba, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the two-part movie Kill Bill directed by Quentin Tarantino. She is portrayed by Uma Thurman and was selected by Empire Magazine as one of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. Entertainment Weekly also named her as one of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years. According to Uma Thurman, the character was created collaboratively during the filming of Pulp Fiction, with Thurman providing the character's first name and Tarantino her last name. In 2013, researchers named a new species of parasitic wasp, Cystomastacoides kiddo, after the character, stating that the naming was inspired by "the deadly biology [of the wasp] to the host."