Kate Beckinsale's first language is Russian, which she learned from her father, actor Richard Beckinsale.
Before pursuing acting, Beckinsale had aspirations of becoming an author and even won a national writing competition in her teens.
Beckinsale studied French and Russian literature at New College, Oxford and briefly considered a career in languages.
Beckinsale possesses a talent for mimicry, often showcasing her ability to imitate accents and voices.
An animal lover, Beckinsale has adopted several rescue animals and actively supports animal welfare causes.
Beckinsale is an avid practitioner of yoga, which she credits for maintaining her physical and mental well-being.
Beckinsale has a close friendship with actor Rob Lowe, forming a bond while working together on the film "Uncovered" (1994).
Beckinsale is a skilled pianist, having learned to play the instrument as a child.
Beckinsale achieved a black belt in Hapkido, a Korean martial art, through her training for the "Underworld" film series.
Known for her wicked sense of humor, Beckinsale enjoys making people laugh and often incorporates humor into her social media presence.