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She married American film director Len Wiseman in 2004 and they live in Brentwood, Los Angeles. When she was five years old, her 31-year-old father died suddenly of a heart attack. She has a close relationship with her step-father: “I couldn’t have knitted a better one. Beckinsale read French and Russian literature at New College, Oxford and was later described by a contemporary, journalist Victoria Coren, as “whip-clever, slightly nuts and very charming”. She made three other films while at university. 1995 also saw Beckinsale’s first professional stage appearance as Nina in The Seagull at Theatre Royal, Bath.

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Kathrin Romary “Kate” Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress. She made her first television appearance at the age of four, in an episode of This is Your Life dedicated to her father. When she was five years old, her 31-year-old father died suddenly of a heart attack. Beckinsale was educated at the fee-paying Godolphin and Latymer School in West London and was involved with the Orange Tree Youth Theatre. in her teens, she twice won the W.H. Smith Young Writers’ competition–once for short stories and once for poetry–and was presented with the prize by poet Ted Hughes. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone was won over by her “lovely” performance while Vincent Canby of The New York Times noted that she and Robert Sean Leonard “look right and behave with a certain naive sincerity, although they often seem numb with surprise at hearing the complex locutions they speak.” The film earned over $22 million at the box office. in 1994, she appeared as Christian Bale’s love interest in Prince of Jutland, a film based on the Danish legend which inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and starred in the murder mystery Uncovered. in 1995, while studying in Paris, she filmed the French language Marie-Louise Ou La Permission.

Kate Beckinsale ‘flunked’ being a teenager Kate Beckinsale admits she ‘flunked’ adolescence and is determined to guide her daughter Lily, 13, through the awkward years. Kate Beckinsale ‘flunked… [link]

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She has also worked occasionally as a model in television and print campaigns to promote Gap denim, Diet Coke, Absolut Vodka and Lux shampoo. Publications such as Esquire and People Magazine have repeatedly included her in their annual rankings of the world’s sexiest and most beautiful women. He wasn’t pushy, he let me come to him.” She has a paternal half-sister, actress Samantha Beckinsale, but they have never had regular contact. I found it really depressing that we weren’t making camp fires and everyone was doing grown-up stuff.” “I loathed being a teenager.” She had a nervous breakdown and developed anorexia at the age of fifteen and underwent Freudian psychoanalysis for four years. I was burning out and I knew I had to make a decision.” Beckinsale decided at a young age that she wanted to be an actress: “I grew up immersed in film.
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She initially came to prominence in the 1990s for her roles in costume dramas such as Cold Comfort Farm, Much Ado About Nothing and Emma. Following a breakout performance in 2001′s Pearl Harbor, she has appeared in big-budget Hollywood movies like The Aviator, the Underworld films and Van Helsing as well as smaller independent movies such as Everybody’s Fine and Winged Creatures. She earned a Critic’s Choice Award nomination for her performance in 2008′s Nothing But the Truth.