British actress Kate Beckinsale from childhood dreamed of becoming a part of the film industry, like her parents. Dreams have come true, and the actress has been taking part in successful film projects for almost twenty years. She is best known for her work in the paintings Underworld and Van Helsing.
Catherine (Kate for short) Romari Beckinsale was born in London, UK in 1973. Judy Lou, her mother is a British actress who has starred in over 30 films. She still hasn't retired, but her last role was in 2015. Katherine's father, Richard Beckinsale, starred in twenty-three projects from 1956 to 1979. Unfortunately, the young actor died at the age of 32 from a heart attack. The tragedy came as a surprise and shock to the six-year-old baby Kate and her mother.
Three years after the death of her husband, Judy Lou married a second time, to British producer and director Roy Buttersby. The new chosen one had four sons and a daughter, so Kate Beckinsale became part of a new large family. She did not approve of her mother's marriage, did not love her stepfather, her half-brothers and sister. Roy Battersby waited long and patiently for the little stepdaughter to accept him and his children into her family, encouraged her in every possible way and helped in any life situations. In the end, Katherine came to terms with this situation, and then fell in love with the people around her.
After graduating from high school, the future actress entered Oxford, as she herself claimed, to broaden her horizons and general development. In parallel, she began to go to auditions and auditions. She got her first role when she was 18 years old. The debut work was the war film "One Against the Wind". In the very first year of study at Oxford, she received 3 more offers, and Kate Beckinsale masterfully, without interrupting her studies, was able to include them in her vacations and weekends.
In her third year, Beckinsale completed an internship in the capital of France, Paris. There she had to seriously think about whether it is possible to continue to combine studies and work as an actress. Deciding that this was impossible, she left Oxford University without earning a degree. After that, she began to actively work in theater and cinema.
Her first serious work after university was the film "Uncomfortable Farm", which received the approval of the public and film critics. Since 1999, Kate began to appear not only in British, but also in American projects. So, in 2001 she got a role in the film "Pearl Harbor", and later in "Another World" and "Van Helsing", also of American production.
During her years at Oxford University, Kate Beckinsale was in a relationship with a little-known actor Edmund Moriarty, but the relationship ended pretty quickly. In 1993, the actress began dating her colleague in the movie Much Ado About Nothing, with whom she parted 10 years later. The couple have not legalized their relationship, but they have a daughter. In 2004, Beckinsale married director Len Wiseman. Unfortunately, this relationship ended in parting. The couple filed for divorce in 2015. Currently, the actress does not comment on her personal relationship.