Kathryn Bailey Beckinsale was born July 26, 1973 in London. Her dad was a television actor, and my mother - actress, Kate and the fate of her older half-sister was predetermined - they both became actresses. Right after school Beckinsale played the role in the television movie "One against all" and entered the University of Oxford. Here, she has studied at the Faculty of French and Russian literature only one year, then he threw Oxford for an acting career - she was offered a role in the film "Much Ado About Nothing".
After shooting a few low-budget films actress business went up the hill - in 2001, she got the role in the movie "Pearl Harbor" and in 2003 - the role in "another world". On the set of "another world" erupted romance between Kate and director Len Uayzmanom tape, because of which the actress broke up with her former companion, actor Michael Sheen, the father of her daughter Lily, who was born in 1999. By the way, Michael was too busy on the set of this picture. However, Len and Kate were married in 2004 and together until now.
In 2004, she starred in the role of Ava Gardner in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett. The film received several "Golden Globes" and five "Oscars". For this role, especially Beckinsale recovered nine kilograms.
In 2008, Kate Beckinsale appeared in the thriller "Vacancy" of would-be spouses, got to the hotel, where nobody comes out alive. In the same year she starred in the drama "Nothing But the Truth" based on real events, which Kate played a journalist in his papers declassified CIA agent.
In 2009, Kate Beckinsale, along with Robert De Niro, Sam Rockwell and Drew Barrymore starred in the comedy film "They are all well".