Quote: "Literally everywhere I go I am attracting an unexpected dog. I'm worried someone is wiping me with salami while I'm asleep." Actress Kate Beckinsale is a magnet to other people's pooches.
Quote: "It's like my bat sign. People know I've been there if their fruit bowl has been rearranged." Actress Kate Beckinsale likes to arrange fruit in the shape of the male anatomy, and leave them for friends and co-stars to find.
Quote: "It was such an old story that I’d been asked about a million times. It surprised the s**t out of me, and him really. Pearl Harbor was a long time ago. It's true there was a bit of that going on, but the shaming of people is something I'm against in general. I’ve seen him since, and we’ve gotten over it. I didn't feel it was personal, and I wish him nothing but the best." Kate Beckinsale was surprised when comments she made about filmmaker Michael Bay's remarks about her figure as she prepared for his 2001 film Pearl Harbor became a big story earlier this year (16).
Quote: "You used to get this free magazine with lots of ads for kissograms and I thought it would be hilarious to book a stripper, but when the stripping vicar Reverent Balls turned up he looked like the worse serial killer... There were just four of us posh 14-year-old schoolgirls and this man... He flung off his pants and shouted, 'Meet my friend from the mission!' - and it was all tucked into a cheap red elephant thing." Kate Beckinsale still can't forget booking an awful stripper for a party when she was 14.
Fact: Actress Kate Beckinsale has fuelled rumours her 11-year marriage to director Len Wiseman is over after hitting the red carpet at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday (22Nov15) without her wedding ring. The split speculation first surfaced earlier this month (Nov15), after the filmmaker was photographed partying on numerous occasions in Los Angeles with young model C.J. Franco. He was also pictured without his wedding ring during his most recent outing with Franco last Tuesday (17Nov15). Representatives for the pair have yet to comment on the reports.
Quote: "It's a very real fear of mine, so if you find me half eaten at the bottom of Rustic Canyon, you'll know the chain of events." Kate Beckinsale fears a mountain lion attack on her favourite California hiking route.
Fact: Kate Beckinsale's London Fashion Week experience was a family affair - the actress watched the Burberry runway show from the front row on Monday (18Feb13) with her 13-year-old daughter Lily Mo Sheen.
Fact: Actress Kate Beckinsale has reportedly fallen behind on her taxes to the tune of $1,052 (£657). Her representative insists the Brit is all paid up and the lien is all a big mistake, but State of California tax officials beg to differ - and they're chasing the Serendipity star for the money they claim she owes for this year.
Quote: "He was like, 'It's only one day; maybe you can do that.' I thought, 'I've only got the two (breasts)... and one of them is kinda squinting a little bit anyway - I've had a baby...' I didn't end up doing it and I'm glad because she's got, I think, a bit more attention than both Jessica (Biel) and I put together." Kate Beckinsale's director husband Len Wiseman asked the actress to consider playing a three-breasted prostitute in his Total Recall remake when it looked as if her schedule would prevent her from taking a leading role in the sci-fi film. Canadian actress Kaitlyn Leeb ended up taking on the mutant role.
Quote: "I'd always been a little cross with him because when I first got together with my husband... I think they must have had quite similar facial hair because I'd got photographed somewhere and everybody said, 'Oh look, she's dating Colin Farrell...' and I think he was dating quite a lot of people at that time, so nobody really questioned it and so I was in that stable of people who've slept with Colin Farrell." Kate Beckinsale on reports she once dated her co-star in the Total Recall remake.
Quote: "Yeah, I don’t wear knickers. I mean, unless I’m wearing a very short skirt – or maybe if I’m going on a mountain expedition with extra layers. But no, I don’t like them." British beauty Kate Beckinsale likes to go commando when she can.
Quote: "It's not like a naked, porno, mud-wrestling-in-a-bar sort of fight. It's a real fight... I did find that fighting a woman was very different from when I've fought men. There was a lot of, 'I didn't hurt you, did I? Ooh, I'm sorry about that! No, it was my fault!'" Kate Beckinsale on sparring with fellow actress Jessica Biel in the upcoming Total Recall remake.
Quote: "I'm not allowed. I've got a seventh grader, a 13 year old, so I'm not allowed to dance in public anymore... She had her 13th birthday in January and I was accused of grinding. I wasn't." Actress Kate Beckinsale has been told to stop dancing by teenage daughter Lily.
Fact: Actress Eva Longoria celebrated her 37th birthday with best friends Victoria Beckham and Kate Beckinsale. The trio dined at West Hollywood restaurant Cecconi's on Thursday (15Mar12) to toast the birthday girl's health.
Quote: "I'm an ideal European backpack companion." Kate Beckinsale on her language skills - she can speak Russian, French, German and "passable" Italian.
Quote: "I remember many people, many strangers telling me what he meant to them, how he had cheered them (up) and made them laugh, and I did appreciate that every time. I really did. I could identify, and I mean to a very small extent, with Princess Diana's boys when their mother died." Actress Kate Beckinsale on the death of her father, beloved British actor Richard Beckinsale.
Quote: "I don't think I've ever received a compliment about my nose in my whole life." Actress Kate Beckinsale can't believe her nose was picked for the face of the Ultimate Woman in a new online poll conducted by FeelUnique.com.
Quote: "I haven't done theatre in a very long time because my daughter really wanted me to put her to bed at night. Now she's really not going to give a toss whether I'm there or not." Kate Beckinsale is keen to return to the stage now her 12-year-old daughter Lily is growing up.
Quote: "I kept one of the suits. I did wear it for Halloween once. I dressed it up a bit so no-one knew that that's what it was - I used it as the base for another costume. Oh... and it comes in handy on my husband's birthday, ha!" Kate Beckinsale on re-using her vampire costume from the Underworld film franchise.
Quote: "I don't mind being the grandmammy of vampires, actually. I don't mind being the mature one with no glitter or a shiny bottom." Kate Beckinsale pokes fun at the younger stars of vampire hit Twilight while discussing her role as a bloodsucker in upcoming sequel Underworld: Awakening.
Quote: "The way the film industry is, is that if you're a woman, the chances are quite high that you're going to be one of a minority - the crews are very male-heavy. It's a shame but I'm not surprised." Kate Beckinsale on Hollywood's gender bias.
Quote: "It's a bit like getting married five times a week." Kate Beckinsale on the fashion pressures of walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Quote: "I have a good-looking husband... but don't kick a ball in his direction or he'll run away." Kate Beckinsale admits her husband Len Wiseman doesn't have too much in common with pal Victoria Beckham's soccer stud man, David.
Quote: "I can't understand why everyone sounds like they're singing into a saucepan all the time. T-Pain is singing into a saucepan. Kanye West is always (singing into) a pan as well." British actress Kate Beckinsale on the popularity of Auto-Tune effects in hip-hop music.
Quote: "I've tried to make it as normal a life as possible - a regular working mum who puts her kid in the bath. I think she's lucky to be around lots of very nice and creative people and have these experiences." Kate Beckinsale dotes on her 10-year-old daughter LILY.
Quote: "She's obsessed. That's a large part of why I did it. It was one of the most exciting things ever, to be in something she loves so much. She's really looking forward to coming to the premiere. She says she's not interested in Robert Pattinson but I don't believe her." Michael Sheen wanted to star in upcoming movie THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON to impress his 10-year-old daughter with ex-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale.
Fact: Victoria Beckham celebrated her 35th birthday with a star-studded ladies-only dinner on Wednesday (15Apr09).. The former SPICE GIRL invited actress pals Kate Beckinsale, Katie Holmes and Eva Longoria PARKER to dine at Cecconi's in Hollywood.
Quote: "They're like rock stars. Vampires have a KEITH RICHARD element to them... They're cool and delicious... And they don't have to have Botox." British star Rhona Mitra on why vampires are so appealing to moviegoers. Mitra stars in the upcoming third Underworld movie, replacing Kate Beckinsale as the lead.
Quote: "It's weird because I feel like I have done more than my fair share of time. I did the prison thing in Brokedown Palace and the Philippines prison. There's obviously a family theme there." Actress Kate Beckinsale believes her father Richard's role in classic TV series PORRIDGE led to her taking on numerous movie parts set in a prison.
Quote: "LILY is really retro so she's kind of like, 'Oh I wish you could work with Joan Crawford or JANICE JOPLIN. She's into Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon ' I'm like, 'They're dead now. I totally get it, but it's probably not going to happen.'" Kate Beckinsale's daughter LILY wants her mother to work with dead Hollywood celebrities.
Quote: "You can't possibly shout at someone who knows what kind of tampons you use." British actress Kate Beckinsale is always nice to her personal assistants.
Quote: "Her line of dresses is fantastic and I'm really proud of her. I'd definitely wear one of them, provided I could fit my bum into it." British actress Kate Beckinsale on her pal Victoria Beckham's new fashion collection.
Fact: Actress Kate Beckinsale has beaten Salma Hayek to the top of a new poll to find the sexiest screen vampire. Beckinsale's role in 2003's Underworld topped Hayek's performance in 1996's From Dusk Till Dawn, while Monica Bellucci came third for her part in 1992's DRACULA.
Quote: "I'm terribly squeamish... I can't even cook a steak." Kate Beckinsale.
Quote: "I bleached all my hair blonde, then it all fell out. I'm still dealing with it, but that's all part of the fun." Kate Beckinsale's hair is still recovering from her last film role in WINGED CREATURES.
Quote: "I've mastered the art of eating a giant lunch in a corset, so I'm not threatened." Kate Beckinsale's period movie past has prepared her for future roles in historical epics.
Quote: "I spend 80 per cent of my time in my kitchen and occasionally I'm wheeled out to pretend to be Kate Beckinsale for awards shows." Actress Kate Beckinsale insists she's not really a star.
Fact: Pop star Victoria Beckham and her soccer ace husband DAVID have made new friends in Hollywood - the couple was spotted dining out with fellow Brit Kate Beckinsale and her partner Len Wiseman in Los Angeles on Friday (21Mar08).
Quote: "We do like a sex scandal. Usually in England it has to have a turkey involved, or a diaper. England likes it kinkier. Our judges tend to get dressed up as babies and get hit with a wooden spoon." Kate Beckinsale is unimpressed with New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's prostitute sex scandal.
Quote: "I got into trouble with LEN when I said that ADAM was my second favourite person after Len. He said, 'You didn't have to say that.'" Kate Beckinsale upset husband Len Wiseman when she confessed her fondness for CLICK co-star Adam Sandler in an interview.
Quote: "I can't do raw. I can't do sushi, even. Anything that has that vaginal quality to it. I'd rather an actual vagina than that, honestly." Kate Beckinsale hates sushi.
Quote: "Babies show up as themselves. I really do believe you can f**k a person up terribly by being a bad parent, but they arrive kind of 80 per cent baked, and that 20 per cent is crucial, but they do show up with personality." Hollywood mother Kate Beckinsale shares her views on motherhood.
Quote: "I was monumentally ugly until I was 15, so I still have that mindset." Kate Beckinsale just can't get her head around being one of Hollywood's most glamorous women.
Quote: "I'd take them out and leave them on some table, and I couldn't even remember to put my boobs back in. They were turning up everywhere." Kate Beckinsale on the awful "chicken cutlet" 'breasts' she had to wear for PEARL HARBOR.
Quote: "I haven't forgotten how to actually shop - or how to boil an egg. I haven't reached that horrific stage and I hope I never will." Kate Beckinsale refuses to let fame go to her head.
Quote: "My teenage male fan base go really quiet and run away, which is easy for me because I'm just as frightened of them as they are of me. They do tend to run away from me and whisper." Sexy Brit Kate Beckinsale on her adolescent fans.
Quote: "He's a neat guy. He's really a fantastic person. We've had a rollercoaster over the years of changing our lives so much. I love him more than I could imagine loving anybody apart from my daughter." Actress Kate Beckinsale coos about husband LEN WISEMAN.
Quote: "I've only ever had about three boyfriends. Only a handful of people have seen into the Pharoah's Tomb." Underworld star Kate Beckinsale carefully selects those allowed to see her "best asset".
Quote: "My best feature is unfortunately a private matter... I'm told it's spectacular. But you can't really walk it down the red carpet, what can I say?" Kate Beckinsale keeps her best asset under wraps.
Quote: "I'm in complete denial about being a celebrity. I spend 80 per cent of my time in my kitchen, and occasionally I'm wheeled out to pretend to be Kate Beckinsale for awards shows. I'm not at nightclubs every night, but I'll take my kid hiking, and several paparazzi will show up, and it's like, 'What? I'm not shaving my head in public. You need to leave me alone.'" Kate Beckinsale insists she's no BRITNEY SPEARS.
Quote: "I'd love to have an affair with Angelina Jolie and there are other beautiful girls I like too, including Charlize Theron, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Alba." HEROES star Hayden Panettiere on her lesbian crushes.
Quote: "I have days when I feel great and then I have days when my arse won't fit into my jeans and I won't leave the house. When you become an actress, you hope those fat arse days will go away, but they dont." Kate Beckinsale proves Hollywood actresses suffer from a lack of self-confidence too.
Quote: "When I was shooting CLICK with Adam Sandler, she fell in love with him. When the film wrapped, she kept asking me why he wasn't coming over." Kate Beckinsale's daughter LILY's first crush was on funnyman Adam Sandler.
Quote: "I've had great experiences with people I've met on films; I've married half of them. I should come with a warning sign that says, 'Don't worry, I'm not going to marry you. I'm done.'" Kate Beckinsale on her penchant for falling for co-stars and directors. She is currently married to her Underworld director Len Wiseman
Quote: "Everybody is retouched, stretched... slimmed and trimmed. I could look at a picture of myself from the past and think, 'Why don't I look like that now? It's because I never have. I'm more upset about what they haven't done. The six-foot-long legs I ordered never arrived." Actress Kate Beckinsale on the way she's airbrushed and touched-up for glossy magazine shoots.
Quote: "When I was pregnant, everyone told me, 'You're going to be one of those women with a little football in front.' And then this ... thing, this Scooby-Doo monster belly arrived. I gained 65 pounds. Every single part of my body was thicker - even my scalp." Kate Beckinsale recalls her pregnancy weight gain.
Fact: British actress Kate Beckinsale will play a US Marshall investigating a murder in remote Antarctica in a new movie adaptation of GREG RUCKA's 1999 Eisner Award-winning comic book miniseries WHITEOUT.
Quote: "I do miss breastfeeding. I was good at it. I got more than my fair share - I could hit the wall from quite a distance." Kate Beckinsale becomes competitive when it comes to hitting targets with her breast milk.
Quote: "I couldn't see myself trying to breastfeed one moment, and rushing off to do a love scene the next!" British actress Kate Beckinsale on why she has no immediate plans to have more children.
Quote: "Oh, God, I'd rather have an enema." UNDERWORLD star Kate Beckinsale really can't handle watching her performances on the big screen.
Fact: Actress Kate Beckinsale's daughter dubbed ADAM SANDLER 'Egghead' throughout the filming of new movie CLICK, in which the couple play man and wife.
Quote: "I'd like to be at the birth of my daughter without my eyes closed." Actress Kate Beckinsale on the part of her life she'd like to rewind to.
Quote: "What do I get - stretchmark cream and a bottle of vodka. That's as good as it gets in my house." Actress Kate Beckinsale on being voted Yummiest Mummy Of The Year in her native Britain.
Quote: "I think I've embarrassed my daughter enough. The whole underpants and bracelets thing might just be pushing the envelope a bit at my house." Kate Beckinsale insists she's not in the running to play Wonder Woman on the big screen.
Quote: "If I wasn't nominated in the same category as Harry Potter, and I didn't have a seven-year-old, it might be more exciting, but I know nobody's rooting for me in my house." Kate Beckinsale didn't have big hopes of winning a Best Hero prize - for her leading role in Underworld: Evolution at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday (03JUN06).
Quote: <p>"I do feel pretty sexy all the time. But you know what? That's because I'm in a relationship that is really great." Actress Kate Beckinsale revels in relationship with Underworld director Len Wiseman. </p>
Quote: <p>"I eat cotton wool to stay in shape. I have slept with everyone on the planet. There's a photograph of me doing unfortunate things with vegetables." Actress Kate Beckinsale remembers the false internet rumours about her. </p>
Quote: <p>"When I get a bikini wax I often find I can say 'Ouch' - you've got to give it some Chekhovian." Kate Beckinsale finds her fluent Russian useful when she's getting waxed by her Soviet beautician. </p>
Quote: <p>"At 17 a director in Paris asked me to take off my dress, saying that everybody was doing it and he just wanted to make sure that I was thin. I did and I felt horrible about it. I was too politely English and more concerned about appearing rude."Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale has impeccable manners, even when she encounters the casting couch. </p>
Quote: <p>"We've kind of adopted him as a pseudo family pet - we stroke him and feed him, so then it was odd, after having known him for a couple years, to suddenly find yourself with him only wearing a c**ksock." Kate Beckinsale on performing sex scenes with pal and Underworld: Evolution co-star Scott Speedman. </p>
Quote: <p>"I would like to have a long career, but I don't want to lay on my death bed, clutching my five Oscars when my kid is in rehab." Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale puts her family first. </p>
Quote: <p>"You are so beautiful! I'm sitting next to you, looking at this face... and this complexion - I'm coming back (in my next life) as a man." Supposedly staid interviewer Barbara Walters appears quite smitten by the lovely Kate Beckinsale on US TV's The View. </p>
Quote: <p>"She had a moment of panic that it resembled toilet paper and then she was OK." Kate Beckinsale's daughter LILY's assessment of her mother's Golden Globe Awards dress. </p>
Quote: <p>"I had four brothers and there were always several hundred teenage boys wheeling their bikes around the house. Around 15, I started picking out their friends to just try - sort of a tasting platter." UNDERWORLD star Kate Beckinsale talks about her early kissing experiences. </p>
Quote: <p>"Van Helsing wasn't such a great experience - lovely people but, creatively, I didn't enjoy that much at all, possibly because there's a limit to how many of those films you can do." Actress Kate Beckinsale tired of making vampire movies on the set of Van Helsing - but that didn't stop her making a sequel to undead action film Underworld. </p>
Quote: <p>"There's a photograph of me doing unfortunate things with vegetables... All insertion too." Kate Beckinsale doesn't like to spend too long checking out fan sites on the internet. </p>
Quote: <p>"The dedication the fans put into their costumes was amazing. I can kind of relate to it because I was one of those kids who used to trail around after The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kate Beckinsale can empathise with her gothic Underworld fans. </p>
Quote: <p>"I turned on the telly and there was this girl with her a**e hanging out. And I realised it was me." Kate Beckinsale was stunned to see her honeymoon with husband Len Wiseman televised around the world. </p>
Quote: <p>"I tend to not be teetering drunk out of clubs too often and all the naughty things I've done I've managed to keep quiet. I don't videotape myself and then leave it hanging around if I can help it." Kate Beckinsale likes to keep her private life private. </p>
Quote: <p>"I'll never talk about that. All I'll say is crimes were committed and I was at the age when that was the only solution." Kate Beckinsale fields reports she once urinated in a director's thermos flask. </p>
Quote: <p>"I won the prize for the most interesting hairstyle. I used to think geisha girls were really cute, so I would pile my hair up on my head and wear pale make-up." Kate Beckinsale on her student years at Oxford University. </p>
Fact: <p>Kate Beckinsale's husband Len Wiseman has banned the actress from using SIGOURNEY BEAVER as a pseudonym when she checks into hotels because he's sick of being called Mr Beaver by concierge staff. </p>
Quote: <p>"There were even reports that I dress as Wonder Woman in the bedroom for my husband. Oh please! He may be a geek, but he's not that bad." Kate Beckinsale dismisses rumours she dresses up for her comic book fan husband Len Wiseman. </p>