Kate Beckinsale Heads Back to the Underworld

Kate Beckinsale made a name for herself as an action star with the Underworld franchise. Now the latest installment in the series, Underworld: Awakening, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD (see more at Action Unleashed), which means you can take Beckinsale’s butt-kicking home to enjoy anytime you like. The release is slated for May 8, but here’s a Beckinsale bio-gallery to keep you entertained in the meantime.

Awakening is the fourth installment in the Underworld series.

When Beckinsale appeared in the first Underworld film in 2003, she said it was a welcome change of pace from the romantic comedies and period pieces she had done up until that point.

Beckinsale is British and first started seeking Hollywood roles in the late nineties after working primarily in her native England.

She studied French and Russian literature at Oxford for a time, but left to pursue an acting career.

Beckinsale also occasionally works as a model, and has appeared in advertisements for Diet Coke and Gap.

She currently lives in Venice, California, because she says it reminds her of London. Must be that warm, sunny beach town vibe.