Kate Beckinsale Overview

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Born: July 26, 1973

The daughter of a BBC casting director and famed television actor Richard Beckinsale, Kate Beckinsale was born in England. After her father's death from a heart attack in 1979, the actress was raised by her mother, Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of dramas and sitcoms. By her own account, Beckinsale's childhood and adolescence were fairly troubled, marked by struggles with anorexia and a smoking habit. Beckinsale decided to follow in her father's acting footsteps while still a... See All


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