KATE Beckinsale is one of the leading ladies of the UK – and has an international following thanks to her Hollywood roles. But it’s her
KATE Beckinsale is one of the leading ladies of the UK – and has an international following thanks to her Hollywood roles.
But it’s her love life that has dominated the headlines over the last year – here’s what you need to know about the star.
Who is Kate Beckinsale?
Kate Beckinsale is a 45-year-old actress from Chiswick, West London.
The star has become an international actress thanks to a string of highly-acclaimed roles including fronting the Underworld franchise.
Throughout her career, she has not focused on one specific area and instead has a CV that covers romantic comedies, period pieces and action flicks.
Kate has a net worth of around £12million.
Is Kate dating Pete Davidson?
In March 2019 Kate and comedian Pete Davidson confirmed their romance at an New York Rangers ice hockey game game in the Big Apple.
The pair were pictured packing on the PDA as they locked lips, held hands and stared into each other’s eyes.
In February 2019 it was reported that Kate had been dating Pete since January and that they were already planning a holiday together.
The 45-year-old met 27-year-old Pete at the Golden Globes after party and have been smitten ever since.
A source told The Sun Online: “Pete and Kate have been dating since meeting at the Globes party.
“They want to keep things low key – Kate is recovering from being hospitalised, Pete just went through a really tough time very publicly – but it’s hard as they can’t keep their hands off each other in public
“They’re planning a holiday to get away from the cameras and get to know each other better.”
Kate even turned up to support Pete at the premiere of his new Netflix film, The Dirt in a few weeks after the hockey game.
Has Kate been married before and does she have children?
Kate is the proud mum to 19-year-old Lily – who is attending New York University.
Lily – who is the doppleganger to her mum – is also the daughter of English actor Michael Sheen.
Kate and Martin were in a relationship from 1995 unto 2003 but they never married.
Despite their split, the pair remain on good terms and are often seen showing off their close friendship online.
Kate was then married to Len Wiseman for twelve years, but the pair divorced in 2016.
In 2018 Kate was romantically linked to comedian Jack Whitehall after the pair were spotted heading into a hotel together in LA.
Who was Kate’s famous father?
Kate’s dad was the late comedy actor Richard Beckinsale
He was best known for his role as Lennie Godber in BBC sitcom Porridge.
Richard died of a heart attack in 1979 at the age of just 31.
The Pearl Harbor star spoke in 2013 about the toll of losing a parent at such a young age took on her.
She said: “It was a terrible loss. It’s so weird as a five-year-old to look out in the street and see people reading the paper and crying while you’re crying and your mum is crying and your granny’s crying.
“Even though it was the worst loss that I have experienced I was able to share it with people who genuinely, even if they didn’t know him, really seemed to love him.
“I feel not many people are in that position – to have lost somebody and also to feel like that’s something really relevant to other people.”
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What are Kate’s biggest movies?
The actress has starred in numerous hit movies, these include (in order of popularity):
- Underworld (2003) Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.
- Pearl Harbour (2001) A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
- Van Helsing (2004) The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein’s research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.
- Click (2006) A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
- Serendipity (2001) A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they’d end up together.