"I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It's more interesting."Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress. She is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale.She made her film debut as Hero in the 1993 version of Much Ado About Nothing. She is known for starring in the Underworld movies, Van Helsing, Click, Total Recall (the 2012 remake) and Vacancy.She used to date Michael Sheen, with whom she had a daughter. Both Kate and Michael worked on Underworld. During filming, they broke up. From 2004 to 2016, she was married to Underworld director Len Wiseman.
Tropes associated with this actress:
- Action Girl: In the Underworld films.
- Amicable Exes: She and Michael Sheen are a real-life example. Kate is even good friends with Sheen's current girlfriend Sarah Silverman.
- But Not Too Foreign: One-eighth Bamar.
- Contralto of Danger: She has a low, sultry voice that matches the type of characters she tends to play.
- Ms. Fanservice: She has no shortage of roles showing off her beauty.
- Spy Catsuit: Her outfit in the Underworld films.
- Toilet Humor: According to Snow Angels co-star, Olivia Thrilby, Kate has a love for fart jokes and would often tell them on set.