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* AwesomeDearBoy: Stephen Sommers was reluctant to ask her to do ''Film/VanHelsing'', fearing it was too similar to ''Underworld''. However she signed on at once.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Stephen Sommers was reluctant to ask her to do ''Film/VanHelsing'', fearing it was too similar to ''Underworld''.''Film/{{Underworld}}''. However she signed on at once.



* FakeAmerican: She is British, but in films is frequently cast as American characters.
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Inverted. She's known for playing English Roses or humourless Action Girls. Offscreen she's a huge prankster and loves the fart jokes.
* PlayingAgainstType: ''Love & Friendship'' - an adaptation of Jane Austen's ''Literature/LadySusan'' has her playing a conniving manipulator who's also a rather cruel mother.
* RomanceOnTheSet: She met her husband, director Len Wiseman on the set of ''Underworld''.
* StarMakingRole: Her role as the vampire hunter Selene in the film ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' made her a star.

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* FakeAmerican: She is British, but in films is frequently cast as American characters.
characters due to her pulling off a flawless American accent.
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Inverted. She's known for playing English Roses {{English Rose}}s or humourless Action Girls. humorless {{Action Girl}}s. Offscreen she's a huge prankster and loves the fart jokes.
* PlayingAgainstType: ''Love & Friendship'' - Friendship'', an adaptation of Jane Austen's ''Literature/LadySusan'' ''Literature/LadySusan'', has her playing a conniving manipulator who's also a rather cruel mother.
* RomanceOnTheSet: She met her husband, director Len Wiseman Wiseman, on the set of ''Underworld''.
* StarMakingRole: Her role as the vampire hunter Selene in the film ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' ''Underworld'' made her a star.


* StarDerailingRole: Whatever goodwill she had for ''Love and Friendship'' was pulverized after she starred in ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'', sending her career back again into the dumps, maybe for good this time.

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* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Inverted. She's known for playing English Roses or humourless Action Girls. Offscreen she's a huge prankster and loves the fart jokes.


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* StarDerailingRole: Whatever goodwill she had for ''Love and Friendship'' was pulverized after she starred in ''Film/TheDisappointmentsRoom'', sending her career back again into the dumps, maybe for good this time.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Stephen Sommers was reluctant to ask her to do ''Film/VanHelsing'', fearing it was too similar to ''Underworld''. However she signed on at once.
* ContractualPurity: Early on in her career, she took so many ActionGirl roles precisely to stop people from thinking she was a "corset queen" in various period dramas. It had the effect of making people more familiar with her action movies, and therefore forgetting that she got her start in period dramas.
* CreatorBacklash: She despised the corset she had to wear for ''Film/VanHelsing'' and said she wanted to burn it at the end of filming.
* FakeAmerican: She is British, but in films is frequently cast as American characters.
* PlayingAgainstType: ''Love & Friendship'' - an adaptation of Jane Austen's ''Literature/LadySusan'' has her playing a conniving manipulator who's also a rather cruel mother.
* RomanceOnTheSet: She met her husband, director Len Wiseman on the set of ''Underworld''.
* StarMakingRole: Her role as the vampire hunter Selene in the film ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' made her a star.

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