By Kelly Jenkins

She plays a leather-clad vampire warrior in new film ‘Underworld: Evolution’ but Kate Beckinsale has an angel-like persona in real life.

Happily married with a young daughter, Kate is the epitome of modern English glamour.

The daughter of two British actors Kate had a privileged upbringing.

Born in the early 70’s the beauty attended a smart private school in London. In her teens, she twice won the British bookseller W. H. Smith Young Writers' competition - once for three short stories and once for three poems.
After a turbulent adolescence - during which the waif-like star suffered from and beat anorexia she took up acting.

Her latest film is a sequel to box office success ‘Underworld’, which saw Kate don a sexy latex outfit to battle with werewolves and vampires.

During filming for the original movie Kate fell for her director, Les Wiseman, and the pair later married in a Bel-Air hotel in 2004.
Since the wedding the gorgeous actress recently revealed she has kept her husband happy by stripping for him via a web cam.
The sexy star and director miss each other so much when they're working apart they watch each other cavorting naked on their computers.

The 32-year-old actress also confessed she loves dressing up in saucy outfits for her nightly striptease.

She told Playboy magazine: "It was Len's idea to get the cameras and he set them up. "He tells me what to wear each evening. It really helps our relationship.

"There's no way we are keeping it clean. That's the whole point. It's just like when you get a photocopier and you just have to do one of your bum. It's just one of those rules of life."
The stunning brunette also revealed her sex life was sizzling after she put on weight for her movie, 'Click', and developed sexy new curves.

She said: "I had much bigger boobs and bottom and Len enjoyed my voluptuous body. It was nice he didn't run away screaming and I know he'll be around when I decide to let myself go."
Despite their happy marriage Kate recently joked her marriage to the director is doomed - because they live in Hollywood.

She said: "We're still in the honeymoon period. Marriage is fantastic. It's the best thing I ever did.
"I keep waiting for the time when I have to start withholding sex. But it hasn't happened yet!
"It's all been bliss. I'll let you know when it starts to go bad. I'm sure it will. That's Hollywood."
Kate - who has a five-year-old daughter, Lily, from her relationship with Welsh actor Michael Sheen – says she has found it difficult not to act appropriately with Les on set of the new ‘Underworld’ film.
She said: "We've managed to be very professional so far but it's a three-month shoot so there's probably going to be some inappropriate kissing at some point, I would imagine."

But despite keeping her hands off her husband during filming, Kate has been driving the male crew members wild on set, by parading around in top-to-toe latex.

Kate - who has a threesome with two vampires in the movie - says she forgets the effect her rubber suit has on men.

She told America's Giant magazine: "You actually forget you are wearing it after a while but other people sure don't. "I'd bend over to tie my shoes and four guys behind me would be making groaning noises and suddenly I'd be quite aware again."

The star admits she used Russell Crowe as inspiration for her role as a violent warrior in the sequel.
The stunning actress says she studied the volatile 'Cinderella Man' actor to help her display rage.
Brunette Kate - who says she got the idea of studying Crowe from husband Len - confessed: "I studied Russell and it was immensely helpful."

But the 31-year-old star insists she was inspired by Crowe's acting parts - not his real-life antics.
The Australian actor, who is notorious for his stormy temper, was arrested last month after allegedly assaulting a New York hotel worker by throwing a telephone at him.

Meanwhile the sexy 'Pearl Harbour' actress revealed she enjoyed reprising the role of leather-clad vampire Selene in the new movie.

She confessed: "I like the physical challenge of the part and, besides, my husband likes me in that tight leather outfit."

But in her daily life Kate finds her womanly curves embarrassing and says she would love to hide them under a burkha.

The stunning actress claims Hollywood stars need disguises to avoid being hounded by fans - and thinks a non-religious "celebrity burkha" would be ideal.

She told Britain’s GQ magazine: "I could cause all kinds of havoc in a burkha. Times like this, it would be so handy to be a Saudi.

"Actually, I'm surprised there aren't more celebrities in burkhas. You wouldn't have to work out. You could let yourself go. We should design a non-religious celebrity burkha with a floral print."
But the 'Aviator' star admitted there might be a flaw in the plan, adding: "Hold on - how do you smoke a fag in a burkha? We might have to fit a little hole in the design."

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old says she was thrilled when film bosses decided not to make action figures of her from new movie 'Underworld: Evolution' - because the toys for the first 'Evolution' film made her look hideous. She said: "I looked like someone having a sex-change op."

Despite her easygoing guise and family orientated lifestyle, Kate has been accused of turning into a diva by fellow British actress Sienna Guillory - who claims the 'Pearl Harbor' star has a contract clause to disguise her alleged boob job.

Sexy Sienna, who stars in 'Resident Evil 2', has slammed the brunette beauty for letting Hollywood change her. She said: "In Hollywood, women hate each other. Everyone is so bitchy, because it's all about looking pretty and they don't want younger actresses coming in and taking their roles.

"You only have to look at what it's done to Kate Beckinsale. She used to be cool. "Now I've heard she's got a clause in her contract saying she can't be filmed bending over at more than a 45 degree angle because her boob implants slide up to her collar bone."

However, Kate's agent, Jane Brand, vehemently denied Sienna's allegations, saying: "I do her contracts, and this is absolutely untrue. "She has no such clause in her contracts and she has categorically not had breast implants."

A bundle of contradictions, Kate continues to thrill a generation of men with her sexy roles on the big screen.

English rose, sexy vamp, loving wife and doting mother Miss Beckinsale seems to have got it all.

By Kelly Jenkins

She plays a leather-clad vampire warrior in new film ‘Underworld: Evolution’ but Kate Beckinsale has an angel-like persona in real life.

Happily married with a young daughter, Kate is the epitome of modern English glamour.

The daughter of two British actors Kate had a privileged upbringing.

Born in the early 70’s the beauty attended a smart private school in London. In her teens, she twice won the British bookseller W. H. Smith Young Writers' competition - once for three short stories and once for three poems.
After a turbulent adolescence - during which the waif-like star suffered from and beat anorexia she took up acting.

Her latest film is a sequel to box office success ‘Underworld’, which saw Kate don a sexy latex outfit to battle with werewolves and vampires.

During filming for the original movie Kate fell for her director, Les Wiseman, and the pair later married in a Bel-Air hotel in 2004.
Since the wedding the gorgeous actress recently revealed she has kept her husband happy by stripping for him via a web cam.
The sexy star and director miss each other so much when they're working apart they watch each other cavorting naked on their computers.

The 32-year-old actress also confessed she loves dressing up in saucy outfits for her nightly striptease.

She told Playboy magazine: "It was Len's idea to get the cameras and he set them up. "He tells me what to wear each evening. It really helps our relationship.

"There's no way we are keeping it clean. That's the whole point. It's just like when you get a photocopier and you just have to do one of your bum. It's just one of those rules of life."
The stunning brunette also revealed her sex life was sizzling after she put on weight for her movie, 'Click', and developed sexy new curves.

She said: "I had much bigger boobs and bottom and Len enjoyed my voluptuous body. It was nice he didn't run away screaming and I know he'll be around when I decide to let myself go."
Despite their happy marriage Kate recently joked her marriage to the director is doomed - because they live in Hollywood.

She said: "We're still in the honeymoon period. Marriage is fantastic. It's the best thing I ever did.
"I keep waiting for the time when I have to start withholding sex. But it hasn't happened yet!
"It's all been bliss. I'll let you know when it starts to go bad. I'm sure it will. That's Hollywood."
Kate - who has a five-year-old daughter, Lily, from her relationship with Welsh actor Michael Sheen – says she has found it difficult not to act appropriately with Les on set of the new ‘Underworld’ film.
She said: "We've managed to be very professional so far but it's a three-month shoot so there's probably going to be some inappropriate kissing at some point, I would imagine."

But despite keeping her hands off her husband during filming, Kate has been driving the male crew members wild on set, by parading around in top-to-toe latex.

Kate - who has a threesome with two vampires in the movie - says she forgets the effect her rubber suit has on men.

She told America's Giant magazine: "You actually forget you are wearing it after a while but other people sure don't. "I'd bend over to tie my shoes and four guys behind me would be making groaning noises and suddenly I'd be quite aware again."

The star admits she used Russell Crowe as inspiration for her role as a violent warrior in the sequel.
The stunning actress says she studied the volatile 'Cinderella Man' actor to help her display rage.
Brunette Kate - who says she got the idea of studying Crowe from husband Len - confessed: "I studied Russell and it was immensely helpful."

But the 31-year-old star insists she was inspired by Crowe's acting parts - not his real-life antics.
The Australian actor, who is notorious for his stormy temper, was arrested last month after allegedly assaulting a New York hotel worker by throwing a telephone at him.

Meanwhile the sexy 'Pearl Harbour' actress revealed she enjoyed reprising the role of leather-clad vampire Selene in the new movie.

She confessed: "I like the physical challenge of the part and, besides, my husband likes me in that tight leather outfit."

But in her daily life Kate finds her womanly curves embarrassing and says she would love to hide them under a burkha.


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