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Esquire names Kate Beckinsale “sexiest woman alive”

October 7, 2009

Isn’t it time to pay more attention to Kate Beckinsale?kate

That is a direct quote from the November issue of Esquire magazine, which has bestowed on the 36-year-old British actress its annual “sexiest woman alive” title.

Beckinsale in recent years has played a rubber-suited avenger in the “Underworld” action movies, a sword wielding vampire hunter in “Van Helsing” and Adam Sandler’s wife in “Click.”

She has not achieved the mega stardom of, say, Halle Berry, last year’s Esquire pick for sexy star of the year, but in Esquire’s “sexiest woman” world, career status is only part of the picture.

Esquire describes Beckinsale as “beautiful, crisp, smart, tough.” And they kate-beckinsale1have the photos to prove it.

Beckinsale’s parents were both actors, but her father died at age 31 when she was just a little girl. A former literature student at Oxford, her biggest grossing movie to date is the 2001 “Pearl Harbor,” in which she played a Navy nurse. 

Past Esquire “sexiest woman” designees include Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Charlize Theron.


She is indeed a beautiful lady. But enough of “Underworld” characters for her.

Posted by Ricardo | Report as abusive

I also agree that Kate Beckinsale is the Sexiest Woman alive. She has not received the recognition that she deserves. She is one of the classiest women alive today.

Posted by Sandy Ruiz | Report as abusive

Serendipity is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by i,robert | Report as abusive

Wow I have to agree. If someone doesn’t agree just see these pictures of Kate Beckinsale at Image Overflow


whoa dont take her out of underworld she does a marvelous job.

Posted by bob | Report as abusive

It works for me!!! But who is the sexist woman not alive???

Posted by wildthing | Report as abusive

I think it’s kind of funny to pick out a “sexiest woman alive” or whatever! There are so many beautiful and smart girls to choose from. How can there be only one?

I guess it makes for interesting reading, no?


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