Kathryn Bailey "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. Her best known films include Pearl Harbor (2001), Underworld (2003), Van Helsing (2004), and Click (2006).
Born in Finsbury Park, London, Beckinsale is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale, who died from a heart attack in 1979, and actress Judy Loe. She has a paternal half-sister, Samantha, who is also an actress. Her paternal great-grandfather was Burmese, and she has said that she was "very oriental-looking" as a child.
Beckinsale attended the Godolphin and Latymer ...