Kate Beckinsale turned 44 this year, which is shocking since she looks like she's just breaking into her thirties. Damn those British genes. Not only has she rocked the fine art of aging, but she has a hell of a career to be proud of as well. She's been kicking some serious ass in movies like the Underworld franchise and Total Recall, which is a far cry from the tame lady we saw in Pearl Harbor back in the day. Her most recent film, The Only Living Boy in New York, has her paired with Pierce Brosnan as his mistress. Talk about a lucky guy.
There are so many reasons to love this gorgeous actress, and it’s hard to put all those reasons in one spot, but we're sure going to try. She’s the kind of actress that can look sophisticated and elegant, but can also show up looking like a sexy smoke show. She’s a devilish actress with a strong sense of humour, and how can you not love that accent? We've come across some of the best photos in Kate Beckinsale’s career, and they're sure to make you melt into one big puddle. If you're interested in seeing sexy photos of your favourite actress, then look no further than right here.
15 Long Legs
Just look at those legs! Kate Beckinsale has always been hardcore when it comes to keeping a trim figure, and we can even see the muscles in her legs. It’s a seductive pose and it proves just how sexy she is. Beckinsale is undeniably weird; if you follow her on Instagram, you'll see that for yourself. She seriously has no f*cks to give. For a while, she enrolled her daughter Lily in two different schools, one in Britain and one in the US, which we imagine must've been a juggling act. In an interview with The Guardian, Kate said, “[Lily] was concurrently in two schools, in London and [the U.S.], which is great – two sets of mates and experiences. But, after about 11, that can threaten to produce a very weird kid. And chances are, being as how Michael and I are, that she’s going to be tipping at the weirder end of the scale anyway. We had to make the decision that from 11 to 16, she could stay here – or she made it, really.”
14 Her Sporty Style
Kate Beckinsale’s body is truly breathtaking, and you can see how much she, with that toned stomach, loves the fit lifestyle. She's seriously one down-to-earth actress, and that’s one of the reasons why we love her so much. “I can't tell you how many times I've gone to present at the Golden Globes, come home, whipped the dress off, and read to my daughter wearing gazillion-dollar earrings. That's how it goes in my house, and I wouldn't have it any other way.” Weirdly enough, she mentioned how her family's phone was tapped while growing up. “Roy [Battersby, Kate's stepfather] did a documentary called The Palestinian with Vanessa Redgrave, and consequently, our phones were tapped growing up. After he was blacklisted by the BBC, me [sic] and my girlfriends would be on the phone talking, you know 'bum, willy, fanny,' and we’d hear the little click on the phone as the listener came on. And you can imagine some spook somewhere trying to crack the 'bum-willy-fanny' code!”
13 Extreme Fitness
Wouldn’t you love to see this babe working out at the gym? We all would. She's a complete fox with a muscled stomach, and we know she works hard at it. As much as we love this vampire from the Underworld movies, she regrets pigeonholing herself into just one character. “I was so anxious to not pigeonhole myself that I ended up pigeonholing myself in the place that was furthest outside my comfort zone. So odd. I accepted it on the basis that it would be terrifying, and therefore, I should probably do it. And, by the sequel, I had just got[ten] married [to Underworld director Len Wiseman], and when you’re married to a director, they’re stuck making a single movie for up to two years, and it’s insanely disruptive to family life. So, at least, we could prolong that feeling of family togetherness. There are quite a lot of strong factors like that going into it. Being famous for anything is quite peculiar, but being famous for the thing that is the least your sensibility is really f*cking peculiar.”
12 Rock Star Style
Nothing like a few sequins to make a girl feel like a rock star. With her flowing dark locks, this girl looks hot AF in this outfit. We can’t help but melt just looking at her. You might be surprised to hear that this babe was once married to Michael Sheen and that they share a daughter. They broke up a long time ago, but she still admits that she loves him. When they found out that their daughter got accepted to the college of her choice, she literally tackled him to the ground, laughing. “It’s so normal for us. We split up ages ago. We have not been together far longer than we were ever together. But I really love and like him, and we make each other roar with laughter.” It must be amazing for their daughter to see them get along so well.
11 Beach Time
There’s nothing like a cola and a good book to complete the perfect beach day. She looks fantastic in a sporty bikini, showing off all her curves. Beckinsale is practically ageless, and we don’t know how she does it. Michael Sheen is dating Sarah Silverman these days, and many wonder how Silverman deals with Beckinsale and Sheen’s loving relationship. “I really love his girlfriend as well, and we are really lucky that we both get on and Lily gets on great with her. Having as many strong females in your teenage daughter’s life as possible is a good thing.” We can’t believe how welcoming she is about her ex and a new girlfriend; it’s certainly unusual. There aren’t too many exes that get along as well as they do. But as long as they can pull it off, all the power to them.
10 Her Smoky Eye
She has a great butt, doesn’t she? All joking aside, there's a reason why she's considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. Her smoky eye is drawing us all in, and this is the kind of photo that's sure to make anyone melt. She considers the fact that being a parent in Hollywood has some downfalls, including that you have to allow your children to act if they choose to. She doesn’t want to be a hypocrite. “That would be like sitting there with a glass of wine saying, ‘You can’t have a drink.’ I can see why she wants to do it. I don’t love the downside of it for my baby. But it’s not like she hasn’t seen both of her parents having a real experience of what it’s like. She has seen us ecstatic and miserable, she’s seen that squared.”
9 Film Noir
This black-and-white photo is perfection when it comes to Kate Beckinsale. It shows her pale skin off nicely, which has always made her perfect to play her vampire roles. It’s a simple photo with her in very little makeup, and yet, Beckinsale shines like the superstar that she is. Last year, she split from her husband of 12 years, Len Wiseman, the director of the Underworld movies. No one really knows what happened aside from the fact that they were always on different schedules due to work. Beckinsale hooked up with 21-year-old comedian Matt Rife for awhile, but that eventually fizzled out. It’s a tad bit shocking, considering he’s the same age as her daughter, practically, but considering she doesn’t look her age, we can’t blame her for going for it.
8 The Country Girl
Whether she is a blonde or a brunette, this girl looks good no matter what. We love this country-girl look — not everyone can pull off plaid so well! Kate knows that in order to keep up with her daughter and stay as young-looking as possible, that means staying in shape. “I start out absolutely dreading it, do an incredibly punishing workout, b*tch about it the whole time, and end up feeling 100 per cent better when I leave. Working out is basically nature’s antidepressant. I love yoga, and that’s all I used to do, but hardcore workouts have really made a big difference in my life,” she tells Shape magazine. “I have a lot of internal energy, and intense exercise helps me channel that energy. I find balance by doing a workout that makes me pour sweat. I never was that girl before, but I am now.”
7 A Ruffled Bottom
Where can we find a pair of undies like these ones? That ruffled bottom is truly one of a kind, and it shows off Beckinsale’s assets perfectly. She's such a sexy siren, and this photo is proof of that. There's something she adores more than anything, and that’s laughing. She’s a hoot on Instagram, and she believes that laughing with a partner is the key to keeping things alive. “I find a lot of things kind of funny, and I often say what's on my mind, and then get nine texts from all my friends going, 'What's the matter with you?' But I haven't ever made a big attempt to have any particular image. And I don't really worry about it. If it's funny, I don't care.” Who doesn’t love a great laugh? We can all use a good one every now and then.
6 The School Girl
This may be a little schoolgirlish, but she's never looked classier and sexier than in this photo. She's a gorgeous woman, and it really doesn’t matter what she wears. She'll always be a stunner. We can’t help but love this "school girl" look that she's portraying here. As fun as she is to be around, you must be careful because she gets annoyed easily. She has many pet peeves. “I have more pet peeves than anybody: people talking in the movie theater, people eating in the movie theater loudly, people being rude, people making noise when you're supposed to be asleep, like drilling noises outside. I could be here all day.” Yes, she certainly has a lot of pet peeves, but when you're this foxy, how can you not have high standards with what you allow yourself to be around.
5 Sultry Style
Is this lingerie or a dress? We can’t really tell. Even as a dress, it’s completely see-through, but as usual, Beckinsale pulls it off perfectly. She can pull off any outfit because she has such a sleek and toned body. Not only is she gorgeous and talented, but Beckinsale's also a very smart lady. She's an Oxford University graduate who knows many languages. “At Oxford University, I studied languages so I could read the great novels as they were originally written. I took what in the United States would be a double major in Russian and French, but I have to admit that the pressure of getting through so many books spoiled reading for me.” Not only does she have a great accent, but she can also read to us in different languages. She's truly the complete package.
4 Pink Style
This Instagram photo has us all drooling. She looks stunning in pink and is looking oh-so-relaxed. These sultry photos really show off her best features, and look at those eyes. She’s the kind of girl anyone would want to hang with. She looks amazing, but this girl doesn't believe in plastic surgery. Maybe it’s because she has an impressionable daughter. She wouldn’t want her to get the wrong idea. “This is what's sick about living in L.A. My eight-year-old daughter will point to a woman and say, 'Look! That woman's had too much Botox.' She spots them because they all look a bit like Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter.” Yes, we've all seen many actresses who've had too much Botox or plastic surgery, so we’re glad that she isn’t going down that road. She looks so great without it.
3 Leather Pants
She looks like a complete doll in this photo. With a peasant top and leather pants, she's never looked more sophisticated and sexy. This is the kind of girl that you would want to take on a date anywhere. She’s sexy and very well put together with her fashion. Talk about a great body; there are certain secrets that keep Beckinsale in such great shape. “The secret to everything for me is doing yoga every day. It does do nice things for your body, but it also kind of calms you down and chills you out. Other than that, I don't really drink alcohol, and I always take my makeup off at night!” Yoga is quite the popular workout for a lot of actresses, and in Beckinsale’s case, it's worked wonders for her mind and her body. We would certainly have to agree.
2 Stunning Smile
This is a perfect example of her fun-loving style, and her smile is absolutely stunning. How can you not fall in love with a smile like that one? She’s laughing, which, of course, is her favourite thing in the world. It’s an up-close picture, and that’s all you need to see just how truly beautiful she really is. This intelligent vixen has always wanted to write a book along with many of her other talents. “When I was pregnant, I had the romantic idea that after the baby was born, I would not only take up reading in earnest again but also write a novel while my daughter slept in her Moses basket. Of course, I barely had time to keep up with my magazines until she started sleeping properly.” It’s true parenting is hard, but hopefully, we'll see a novel from her after all.
1 Celebrity Style
Here's another black-and-white photo that has Kate Beckinsale looking elegant and stylish. This tight white dress looks classy on the Brit, and those tussled locks just complete her perfect look. Everything about this photo gives an air of elegance and sophistication to Beckinsale that truly make us fall in love with her all over again. When it comes to picking her next project, she always keeps her daughter in mind and makes sure it’s a great environment for her to be in. “If I get a script that's set in the jungle, it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am. I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.” She’s a great mother; that much is obvious.