Kate Beckinsale’s birthday – July 26, 2022

Kate Beckinsale, born Kathrin Romany Beckinsale on July 26, 1973, is an English actress and model known for “Pearl Harbor” and the “Underworld” franchise. The talented actress has starred in numerous films, television shows, and even stage and radio productions. On her birthday today, we are going to honor her by learning more about her life and career.

History of Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is an English actress and model born in the Chiswick district of London and is the only child of actors Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe. When Beckinsale was four, she made her first television appearance in an episode of “This Is Your Life,” which was dedicated to her father. She attended Godolphin and Latymer School and was involved with the Orange Tree Youth Theater. She then attended New College, Oxford before dropping out to pursue her acting career.

Her breakthrough role came after a few stints in television series when she was cast in the romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” in 1993. Since then, she has starred in several notable films, such as “Emma” in 1996, “Pearl Harbor” in 2001, and “Underworld” in 2003, which also spawned five further movies in the franchise. Beckinsale also starred in “Total Recall ” in 2012 alongside Jessica Biel and Colin Farrel. She has also won some prestigious awards for her efforts, such as ‘Best Actress’ at the Sitges Catalan International Film Festival, the Evening Standard British Film Awards, and the National Film Awards U.K.

In her personal life, Beckinsale had a daughter with fellow Hollywood star Michael Sheen and later married Len Wiseman, although they are now divorced. On her social accounts, Beckinsale is very outspoken and often shows off her cat to her 5.3 million followers on Instagram. As of 2022, she has two movies in post-production. She is still very much active in Hollywood and is a great actress, so we are excited to see what she does next!

Kate Beckinsale timeline

1977
Her First Television Role

Beckinsale stars in an episode of “This Is Your Life.”

1993
Breakthrough in Film

She is cast in “Much Ado About Nothing,” which is her breakthrough role.

2003
The “Underworld” Franchise

She gets the part of Selene in the “Underworld” film series, which produces six movies.

2022
Her Success Continues

Beckinsale has two movies in post-production and is still very active in Hollywood.

Kate Beckinsale FAQs

Did Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson date?

Yes, the pair dated for a few months before calling it quits.

Did Kate Beckinsale have anorexia?

After the death of her father, Beckinsale struggled and has stated that she suffered from anorexia.

How does Kate Beckinsale stay fit?

She follows a strict exercise routine and eats consciously.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. ‘English Rose’

    Beckinsale was dubbed the ‘English Rose’ by the B.B.C. and has had a few modeling gigs in her time, such as starring alongside Orlando Bloom in a Gap television advertisement.

  2. Writing success

    She has won the ‘WH Smith Young Writers Award’ for both fiction and poetry twice.

  3. She has a very high I.Q.

    Beckinsale has an I.Q. score of 152, whereas the average person has an I.Q. of between 85 and 115, making her part of the 1% of gifted people in the world.

  4. She is multilingual

    She can speak English, Russian, French, and German.

  5. She doesn't drive

    After numerous failed attempts, Beckinsale still does not have a driver's license.

Why We Love Kate Beckinsale

  1. She is a badass

    Beckinsale has starred in several action films and proves to be one of the best when it comes to fighting bad guys. Among her action-packed films are her roles in “Whiteout,” “Total Recall,” and, of course, “Underworld.”

  2. She is charitable

    After her father passed away from a heart attack, Beckinsale felt that the organization she would like to donate to is the British Heart Foundation. She supports the organization to this day.

  3. She is dedicated to her roles

    Whether it be getting fit for a fighting scene in a movie or putting on weight for a role, Beckinsale is super dedicated to her characters and we love that!

Kate Beckinsale’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2022June 22Wednesday
2023June 22Thursday
2024June 22Saturday
2025June 22Sunday
2026June 22Monday

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.