Kate Beckinsale (born 1973) is an English actress. She is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale. 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. Kate is now married to Underworld director Len Wiseman.
Tropes associated with this actress:
- Action Girl: In the Underworld films.
- Fake American: She is British, but in films is frequently cast as American characters.
- Romance on the Set: She met her husband, director Len Wiseman on the set of Underworld.
- Spy Catsuit: Her outfit in the Underworld films.
- Star-Making Role: Her role as the vampire hunter Selene in the film Film/Underworld made her a star.
- Toilet Humor: According to Snow Angels co-star, Olivia Thrilby, Kate has a love for fart jokes and would often tell them on set.