Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Celebrity Bodies: Kate Beckinsdale

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Celebrity Bodies: Kate Beckinsdale

Article excerpt

Kate Beckinsdale is a British actress making a big name for herself in Hollywood.

Her actor father, Richard - best remembered for Porridge - died at 31 when she was just five-years-old.

Her mother is actress Judy Loe. Kate is currently starring in vampire movie Underworld.

Framework

The brown-haired, brown-eyed actress is 5ft 8in and was selected by Hello magazine last year as England's Number One Beauty. The 30-year-old has made it clear she won't go nude in her films. She says she's lucky to have a face that will fit a lot of different time periods, and owes her delicate features partly to her Burmese ancestry (she has a half-Burmese grandfather on her father's side).

Exercise

She has a personal trainer and enjoys daily workouts, particularly jogging on the treadmill.

Diet

The death of her father led to a minor teenage crisis: "If something happens when you are young, it takes a long time to get used to it, and I went off the rails: smoking too early and having a short anorexic phase. …

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