Kathrin Romary Beckinsale is an English actress born on the 26th of July, 1973. Kathrin made her film debut in the 1993 film – Much Ado About Nothing. As at the time, she was still a student at the university of Oxford. Beckinsale has starred in various British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996), and The Golden Bowl (2000). She has also appeared in various stage and radio productions. In the late 1990’s, Beckinsale started to seek film work in the United States. After her appearances in the small scale dramas such as The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999), she got starring roles in the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), the romantic comedy –Serendipity, and Tiptoes (2003). Following these, she also appeared in The Aviator (2004) and Click (2006). Currently, Beckinsale is 46 years old. Some of Kate Beckinsale net worth also comes from her involvement in the modelling industry.
Beckinsale was cast as Selene in the film series Underworld (2003 – 2016). She has thus attained recognition basically for her performance in other action movies, such as Van Helsing (2004), Whiteout (2009), Contraband (2012), and Total Recall (2012). Kate did not stop to appear in smaller dramatic projects also, such as Snow Angels (2007), Nothing but the Truth (2008), and Everybody’s Fine (2009). Beckinsale received critical acclaim, in 2016, for her performance in the period comedy film Love and Friendship.
Kate Beckinsale Biography
She was born in Chiswick, Borough of Hounslow, London, England. Kate has no sibling as she is the only child of her parents. Her parents are actors Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe. However, although she has no full sibling, Kate has an older paternal half-sister, Samantha Beckinsale, who is also an actress. Both sisters are not in regular communication.
At the age of four, Beckinsale made her first television appearance in an episode of This is Your Life, which was dedicated to her father. Beckinsale’s father died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 31 years old, when Kate was five years old. Beckinsale “started expecting bad things to happen”, as she was greatly overwhelmed by the news of the loss of father. When Beckinsale was nine, her mother moved in with director Roy Battersby, and Kate was raised alongside Battersby’s four sons and daughter. Battersby and Kate have a close relationship. Battersby was a member of the Workers Revolutionary Party during Kate’s youth. Their family friends included Ken Loach and Vanessa Redgrave.
For her education, Beckinsale attended Godolphin and Latymer School. It was an independent school for girls in Hammersmith, West London and it was involved with the Orange Tree Youth Theater. Beckinsale exhibited notable wit as she was a two time winner of the WH Smith Young Writers Award for both fiction and poetry. Beckinsale has described herself as “a late bloomer”. She said: “All of my friends were kissing boys and drinking cider way before me. I found it really depressing that we weren’t making camp fires and everyone was doing stuff like that”. At the age of 15, Beckinsale had a nervous breakdown which made her undergo Freudian psychoanalysis for a period of four years.
Beckinsale studied French and Russian literature at New College, Oxford. Beckinsale was involved with the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Most notably, is her appearance being directed by fellow student Tom Hooper in a production of A View from the Bridge, at the Oxford Playhouse. Kate spent her third year studying in Paris, since it was required of her as a Modern Languages student. However, she decided to quit her university education in order to focus on her burgeoning acting career. She said: “It was getting to the point where I wasn’t enjoying either thing enough because both were very high pressure”.
Kate Beckinsale Career Life
Most of Kate Beckinsale net worth comes from her career in acting. At a young age, Kate had decided she wanted to be an actress because of her family’s film business background. In the year 1992, Kate starred alongside Christopher Eccleston in Rachel’s Dream, a 30‑minute Channel 4 short. In 1993, Kate appeared in the pilot of the ITV detective series, Anna Lee, starring Imogen Stubbs.
Shortly after leaving Oxford University in 1995, Beckinsale appeared in Cold Comfort Farm, where she played the role of Flora Poste, a newly orphaned 1930s socialite sent to live with distant family members in rural England. The film was an adaptation of Stella Gibbons ‘s novel and also featured Joanna Lumley, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen, Rufus Sewell and Stephen Fry.
In 2001, Beckinsale rose to fame with a leading role in the war film Pearl Harbor. She starred as a nurse torn between two pilots. Beckinsale also became known as an action star after playing a vampire in 2003’s Underworld film series.
Kate Beckinsale Movies
She is an established actress who has acted so many movies which are a major source of Kate Beckinsale net worth. Find below a list of some of her movies;
- Underworld: Blood Wars
- Pearl Harbour
- Van Helsing
- Underworld : Evolution
- Underworld: Awakening
- Total Recall
- Love and Friendship
- The Aviator
- The Only Living Boy in New York
- Much Ado About Nothing
Find in the attachment a complete list of her filmography – Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale Relationship, Marriages and Personal Life
Kate dated Edmund Moriarty from 1992 to 1993. Thereafter, Michael Sheen – Welsh actor, had a pretty long dating relationship with Beckinsale. They were together from 1995 to 2003. They met for the first time when they were cast in the touring production of The Seagull in early 1995. Beckinsale revealed later that she had love at first sight. During this time, she also gave birth to their first child, a daughter named, Lily Mo Sheen (b. January 31, 1999) in London. During this 8 year period, Michael never proposed to her. However, Kate ended her relationship with Michael Sheen after she fell in love with filmmaker Len Wiseman. Kate tried to approach Len so as to cast Sheen in his film in 2003, but instead, she fell in love with him. They announced their engagement in June 2003. The couple married on May 9, 2004, at the Hotel Bel-Air in California. At that time, she was already living with Len and her daughter Lily in Brentwood, LA. The couple separated in November 2015. In June 2017, Beckinsale started dating TV personality, and comedian from Ohio – Matt Rife. He is approximately 22 years her junior. They broke up towards the end of the year. Later, in September 2018, she was again seen with Matt going to Peppermint Night Club. Currently, Comedian Jack Whitehall and Kate are rumored to be in a relationship after they were seen together getting cozy at Blind Dragon nightclub in November 2018. They were also seen spending time at the Craig’s in West Hollywood earlier during that day.
Kate Beckinsale Net Worth
Kate Beckinsale net worth is estimated at $16 million. She owns a $60,000 Chevy Suburban SUV. Her other assets and her luxuries are currently not known. She accumulated her net worth from brand endorsements also. She has appeared in several TV commercials such as Gap television advert in 2002, Diet Coke advert in 2004, Lux shampoo in a Japanese TV commercial. Thereafter, in 2009, she was involved in an Absolut Vodka print campaign.
Kate Beckinsale net worth is also directed towards charity work. In effect, she has donated film memorabilia to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, MediCinema, Habitat For Humanity and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. She remains a successful actress in her career.