Kate Beckinsale Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Aug, 2017
Facts of Kate Beckinsale
Date of Birth: 1973 , July-26
Age: 44 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Kate Beckinsale
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
Profession Acting, Modeling
Net Worth $16 Million USD
Body Measurements 36-27-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 36
Waist size 27 in
Hip Size 34 in
Neck Size 9.1
Shoe Size 9
Weight in KG 57 kg
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The effortlessly beautiful Kate Beckinsale is an English actress who has been in the entertainment industry since a tender age. Kate is one of the sophisticated actors of the generation.

She has been seen in many movies of different genre. Kate’s remarkable acting abilities have won her many movies and a few awards. Kate is mostly noted for her acting in movies like Underworld franchise, Shooting Fish, The Last Days of Disco and Total Recall.

Early Life and Education

Kate was born as Kathrin Romary Beckinsale on 26th July 1973 in London, England. She is an English by nationality belonging to the White ethnicity. She was born to Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe.  

Kate first appeared on television at the tender age of four in an episode of This Is Your Life. When Kate was five years of age, a tragedy struck her family.  Her 31-year-old father died of a heart attack, which left Kate deeply shaken and traumatized.  

Beckinsale attended Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, West London and was involved with the Orange Tree Youth Theater. Kate is also a two-time winner of the WH Smith Young Writers Award for both fiction and poetry.

Due to peer problem, Kate had a nervous breakdown and developed anorexia at the age of 15 and also underwent Freudian psychoanalysis for about four years. Kate studied French and Russian Literature at New College, Oxford. Beckinsale was also involved with the Oxford University Dramatic Society.

Kate spent her third year in Paris as a part of her compulsory year abroad as a Modern Languages student. Kate then decided to quit university to concentrate fully on her acting career.


Before leaving the university, Kate acted in many movies. Kate made her professional television debut in 1991 in an ITV adaptation of P.D. James Devices and Desires. The role she got was minor. In the same year, Kate acted in the Hallmark film One Against the Wind. A year after that, Beckinsale acted in Rachel’s Dream which was a 30 minute Channel 4 short.

In 1993, Kate starred as Imogen Stubbs in the ITV detective series, Anna Lee. In the same year, Kate made the hero role in Kenneth Branagh’s big screen adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing. Kate also attended the film’s Cannes Film festival premiere and the film earned over $22 million at the box office. In 1994, Kate appeared in Prince of Jutland after which she left Oxford University in 1995.

After leaving University, Kate’s starred in Cold Comfort Farm, an adaptation of Stella Gibbon’s novel, directed by John Schlesinger. At the US box office grossed over $5 million.

In the same year, Kate appeared in Haunted which was a ghost story. Kate also made her first professional stage appearance as Nina in The Seagull at Theatre Royal, Bath.  

Kate starred in an ITV adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma as character Emma. Then in 1997, Kate Beckinsale appeared in the comedy Shooting Fish which was one of the most commercially successful British films of the year. It earned Kate, a Sitges-Catalonian International Film festival for Best Actress.

In 1997, Kate played Juliet whereas Michael Sheen, her to-be partner, played Romeo in a radio production of Romeo and Juliet. Kate has occasionally worked as a model and in 1997 was seen in the music video for George Michael’s Waltz Away Dreaming.  

In 1998, Beckinsale starred in The Last Days of Disco for which she earned a London Critics’ Circle Film Award. Kate’s attempt at an American accent was also widely praised. In 2000, Beckinsale starred in The Golden Bowl based on the novel by Henry James.

In 2001, Beckinsale played the lead role in the war film, Pearl Harbor as a nurse. The movie was a huge commercial success, grossing $499 million worldwide. Her second film in 2001 was Serendipity, a romantic comedy. In 2002, Kate starred in Laurel Canyon for which she received negative reviews.

After that, Kate starred in the action movie; Underworld as a vampire. The film was a commercial success but received many negative reviews. Later in 2004, she starred in the action horror film Van Helsing which was a commercial success but a critical loss.

In 2006, Beckinsale was seen in Underworld: Evolution. After a year, Kate starred in the independent drama Snow Angels which is based on the novel by Stewart O’Nan. Kate received positive reviews.

In 2008, Beckinsale starred in nothing but the Truth as a journalist who refuses to disclose her source. It won her a nomination for Critic’s Choice Award. Then again in 2009, Kate was briefly seen in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and in the family drama; Everybody’s fine.  

In 2012, Beckinsale appeared in action thriller, Contraband. Then again Beckinsale reprised her role as Selena in the Fourth installment of Underworld franchise, Underworld: Awakening. It is the lowest grossing Beckinsale film in the franchise but it won Kate a Jean-Claude Van Dam, Spike Guys’ Choice Awards.

In 2012, Kate starred in the sci-fi action remake Total Recall. In 2014, Kate starred in the legal thriller The Trials of Cate McCall which received negative reviews and was released as a Lifetime movie. Kate has also filmed Stonehearst Asylum and The Face of an Angel. Kate is going to star in the Monty Python comedy Absolutely Anything.  

Personal Life 

Kate Beckinsale stands tall at the height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 52 kg. Kate has a slim banana shaped figure with petite breasts and hips. She is considered too slim due to her weight.  Kate is sophisticated and lady like and always looks effortlessly stylish with an amazing sense of style even after turning 44.

Beckinsale had an eight-year long relationship with Michael Sheen from 1995 to 2003; the couple met in the production of The Seagull in 1995 but never got married. The couple has a daughter named Lily Mo Sheen born on in London in 1999.

Beckinsale is an active smoker but left smoking for 9 months while she was pregnant with her daughter. Kate married husband Len Wiseman on May 9, 2004, in Bel-Air California. They currently live in Los Angeles.

Kate is famous in many social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram. Kate Beckinsale is a talented actress who is beautiful and young beyond her age; her viewers will certainly see more of her in the future of cinema.