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Esquire names Kate Beckinsale “sexiest woman alive”
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 have 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.