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Kate Beckinsale

Beckinsale at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Kathrin Romary Beckinsale
(1973-07-26) 26 July 1973 (age 43)[1]
Chiswick, London, England
Alma mater New College, Oxford
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Len Wiseman (m. 2004; div. 2016)
Partner(s) Michael Sheen (1995–2003)
Children 1 (Lily)
Parent(s) Richard Beckinsale
Judy Loe
Relatives Samantha Beckinsale (half-sister)

Obviously I've had great experiences with people I've worked with on films – I've married half of them! I should come with a warning sign that says, 'Don't worry, I'm not going to try to marry you. I'm done.'
Kate Beckinsale
At Oxford University, I studied languages so I could read the great novels as they were originally written. I took what in the United States would be a double major in Russian and French, but I have to admit that the pressure of getting through so many books spoiled reading for me.
Kate Beckinsale
When I first started working, I was very aware of the fact that I'd been to university and studied Russian and French and not acting. So when I started working, I'd started working quite young, I felt like it was important to treat myself kind of like an apprentice and do as many different types of things as I could.
Kate Beckinsale

I have to say, sushi freaks me out more than almost anything.
I'm attracted to playing things that I find difficult, just because it's a journey that is much more interesting.
Kate Beckinsale
There's such a pressure on women that we put on ourselves and everyone else puts on us to look unrealistic and everything, but you just can't compare yourself to people in magazines.
Kate Beckinsale
Someone once said that you can make the choice between getting old and getting creepy, and I think getting old is the way to go.
Kate Beckinsale
The secret to everything for me is doing yoga every day. It does do nice things for your body, but it also kind of calms you down and chills you out. Other than that, I don't really drink alcohol and I always take my makeup off at night!
Kate Beckinsale
Were I not married to the director, I'm not sure I'd know anything about the 'Underworld' sequel.
Kate Beckinsale
As a mother, you feel much more vulnerable. And when you're vulnerable, you're a much better actress.
Kate Beckinsale
Apparently, I get facials and manicures all the time. I read this and think, 'Oh, I wish I did that!' I don't think I've had a facial since I was 19.
Kate Beckinsale
I always felt that anorexia was the form of breakdown most readily available to adolescent girls.
Kate Beckinsale
I can't tell you how many times I've gone to present at the Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off and read to my daughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That's how it goes in my house, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Kate Beckinsale
I'm a fan of action movies.
I grew up as an only child and my mother was also an only child, so we were both very passionate about reading. I think I passed that on to my daughter, who went plowing through 'Harry Potter' and every other book possible!
Kate Beckinsale
When I was pregnant, I had the romantic idea that after the baby was born I would not only take up reading in earnest again, but also write a novel while my daughter slept in her Moses basket. Of course, I barely had time to keep up with my magazines until she started sleeping properly.
Kate Beckinsale
If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!
Kate Beckinsale
I didn't go looking to marry an American, it just kinda happened like that.
Kate Beckinsale
I think what's dangerous about being an actor who does action movies is you think, 'Well, I can totally handle myself now.' But if my opponent didn't know the other half of the routine, I don't know how well I'd do.
Kate Beckinsale
I'm glad I've never been so successful that I couldn't stop doing one thing. I've kind of been able to just kick it along and switch around.
Kate Beckinsale
It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
Kate Beckinsale
I feel like I've done a bunch of period stuff and then a bunch of romantic comedies.
Kate Beckinsale
What's considered ideal in Hollywood is completely different than anywhere else in the world. I don't think you can aspire to it, nor can I. Everybody is retouched, stretched, lengthened, slimmed and trimmed. I could look at a picture of myself from the past and think, 'Why don't I look like that now?' It's because I never have!
Kate Beckinsale
No one really knows who I am or where I came from in America, and there's something quite nice about that.
Kate Beckinsale
I would say probably my least favorite costume ever was in 'Van Helsing.' That was a huge pain because it had thigh-high boots with 30 buckles on them that had to be done up individually.
Kate Beckinsale
Job-wise, I did have a moment of panic that I should have been a doctor a few years ago, but I hate when people vomit.
Kate Beckinsale
I try and take lots of vitamins and I don't drink. I do smoke, though, I'd be insufferable if I didn't smoke, you'd have to push me off a balcony I'd be so boring.
Kate Beckinsale
I don't have a big career plan. I just like to see how things come out, and I just try to keep going in different directions.
Kate Beckinsale
I don't tend to do much with my lips. My lips are naturally very pink, so if I add any more colour, it looks like I've been smacked in the mouth!
Kate Beckinsale
Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, 'No one's being nice enough to me!'
Kate Beckinsale
I have to say, sushi freaks me out more than almost anything.
With every project you do, you bring out a part of yourself, and it seems to be quite a good way of expanding a person.
Kate Beckinsale
If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.
Kate Beckinsale
I find a lot of things kind of funny and I often say what's on my mind, and then get nine texts from all my friends going, 'What's the matter with you?' But I haven't ever made a big attempt to have any particular image. And I don't really worry about it. If it's funny, I don't care.
Kate Beckinsale
I feel like I flunked at adolescence really badly. I found it really difficult.
Kate Beckinsale
I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It's more interesting.
Kate Beckinsale
Books have always helped me make sense of things. With any life experience, you can find someone who has documented it in a poetic way.
Kate Beckinsale
No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved.
Kate Beckinsale
I would quite like to play a big concert as Freddie Mercury. I can't sing that great and I haven't yet found a use for the over large size of my teeth. I quite fancy a mustache like that and he was such a great showman.
Kate Beckinsale
Apparently, I'm very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That's why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That's my party trick.
Kate Beckinsale
I don't really watch all that much television, I have to say, because I'm so intimidated by how many channels there are. I really cannot find my way back to anything. But I'm compulsively addicted to '24.' I love that show.
Kate Beckinsale
I feel like my brain is more geared towards a novel than it is to a movie.
This is what's sick about living in L.A. My eight-year-old daughter will point to a woman and say, 'Look! That woman's had too much Botox.' She spots them because they all look a bit like Lord Voldemort from 'Harry Potter.'
Kate Beckinsale
I think that dwelling on other people's perception of you is the road to complete madness, unfortunately. I try and resist that.
Kate Beckinsale
I didn't feel very attractive as a child and actually I wasn't.
I have more pet peeves than anybody: people talking in the movie theater, people eating in the movie theater loudly, people being rude, people making noise when you're supposed to be asleep, like drilling noises outside. I could be here all day.
Kate Beckinsale
I love my fan base because they never high-five me; they always get really shifty and hide. Adam Sandler's fan base are like, 'Hey!' and high-five him and want to hang out, but mine go behind pillars and get really freaked out.
Kate Beckinsale
I was a very difficult child, and the time I spent reading was about the only peace I gave my mother.
Kate Beckinsale
I feel like I'm really lucky.
I dropped out of Oxford, and now I only speak Russian with the woman who gives me a bikini-wax. See what Hollywood does to you?
Kate Beckinsale
If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.
Kate Beckinsale
Given that I can't sing like Freddie Mercury, obviously I'm not going to pursue it as a career. What would be the point?
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