While Kate Beckinsale was growing up, she went through a lot. Her father died while she was so young when she needed him the most. However, even after her widowed mother remarried, the good thing we know so far is that Kate had good relations with her stepfather. Through thick and thin, Kate had to do anything to get closer and closer to her dream. Currently a renowned Hollywood actress, she features in the list of the richest actresses. So what is the net worth of Kate Beckinsale in 2018? We will find out here.
Early Life & Biography
Kate Beckinsale was born 1973 July the 26th In Chiswick London, England. Her father Beckinsale was an actor while the mother is called Judy Loe. Though she is the only child of her late father, she also has a paternal sister called Samantha Beckinsale, who is also an actress. Kate’s father was one-quarter Burmese descent.
When she was only four years old, Kate made her first television appearance where she took a role in This Is Your Life, which was dedicated to her dad. Her father would later die the next year due to a sudden heart attack. He died at the age of 31, while Kate was only 5 years old. This got her deeply traumatized, and she started expecting terrible things to happen to her life at age 9. She was brought up alongside her other four siblings when her mother moved in with Roy Battersby, who was a director.
She attended Godolphin and Latymer school which was an independent girls school located in Hammersmith, West London. Here she got involved with Orange Tree Youth Theatre. She won twice the WH Smith Young Writers Award. At the age of 15, Kate developed anorexia which prompted her to undergo Freudian psychoanalysis for up to 4 years.
She later joined New College Oxford. She also got involved with the Oxford University Drama Society.
In 1995 she dated Michael Sheen for 8 years in which they had a daughter together called Lily Mo Sheen. She later fell in love with Len Wiseman breaking the first relationship. She moved to Las Vegas with her daughter Lily and married Len Wiseman in 2004. She is part of various charitable organizations such as The British Heart Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, Women’s Cancer Research Institute.
Career, Awards & Nominees
At a very tender age, she decided she will grow up to become an actress. After all, this was her family business, and her parents had too much interest in this than anything else. She says that her inspiration came from Jeanne Moreau’s performances. In 1991, Kate made her television debut with a role in ITV which was adopted for P.D James’ Devices and Desires. She also appeared in the Hallmark film, One Against The Wind, where she played the role of a young woman being involved with a Nazi officer engaging in a forbidden affair still in 1991.
She and Christopher Eccleston starred in Rachel’s Dream in 1992. This was a short 30 minutes Channel 4 short. She again took part in the pilot of the ITV’s Anna Lee in 1993 starring as Imogen Stubbs. Rolling Stone won more than $12million at the box office. She is an action star having starred the Vampire and Underworld.
In 2016 she was nominated for the Critics ‘Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee in 2004, and was the best nominee for the Critics’ Choice Awards in 2009.
Net Worth & Earnings
The Hollywood actress features among the world’s wealthiest celebrity with an estimated net worth of $16 million. She has done a lot of notable films and taken part in various television series, which explains how she became this rich.
We can see that through thick and thin, through sickness and health, and through the odds, Kate did not take her eyes off the prize. She knew what she was destined to become and went for it. Not even the death of her father nor her sickness while growing up could deter her from hitting her goal. Therefore she is one of the greatest inspirations to us.