Sunday, April 5, 2009

Kate Beckinsale in black gown at the Grammy Awards

photo of Kate Beckinsale
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Kate Beckinsale wearing a designer black gown arrives at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Kate Beckinsale, the English actress born on born 26 July 1973 in Finsbury Park, London, is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale (who is no more) and actress Judy Loe. Her paternal great grandfather was a Burmese.

Beckinsale's first major American film was Brokedown Palace (1999) was not a commercial success but her performance in the movie landed her a role as the female lead in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was a huge box office hit and it was one of the highest grossing films of 2001. It was followed by a series of Hollywood films, but the films were not big hits. In 2005, she portrayed the role of Ava Gardner in Martin Scorsese's film, The Aviator. Her other memorable performances were in the movies Underworld, Van Helsing, Underworld: Evolution, and Click.

Beckinsale has a daughter Lily Mo Sheen (born on 31 January 1999) with her ex-partner Michael Sheen. During the filming of Underworld, directed by Len Wiseman, Beckinsale separated herself from Sheen, who was also acting in the film. She then was involved with Len Wiseman and they were engaged in June 2003 and they were subsequently married on 9 May 2004 in Bel-Air, California.

Beckinsale is one of the most beautiful women among celebrities. Kate Beckinsale has been placed at #10 in’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2009”. In 2006 Beckinsale was placed at #23 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World", and before that she was placed at #71 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"(2005), at #16 in Maxim's "HOT 100" (2003), #63 in Stuff's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002), and in 2002, she was chosen by the English magazine “Hello!” as "England’s #1 Beauty".

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