Beckinsale at the Toronto International Film Festival in Beckinsale decided at a young age she wanted to be an actress: My family were in the business. I quickly realised that my parents seemed to have much more fun in their work than any of my friends' parents. James ' Devices and Desires. It was filmed in Tuscany , Italy, during a summer holiday from Oxford University.
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Vampires[ edit ] Their transformation is not nearly as startling as their lycan counterparts. When they transform, their eyes turn a shade of electric blue or bright gold, while their upper canine teeth lengthen to become pointed fangs. At all times, the upper lateral incisors and upper canine teeth on all vampires are elongated and come to a sharp point. Biologically immortal transgenics , the vampires of Underworld display most of the prominent superhuman physical prowess of other vampires commonly seen in popular culture, including superhuman strength, reflexes and speed, as well as an inhuman resistance to injury and accelerated healing. These abilities are maintained by feeding on blood, which is a prominent factor in their healing capabilities in addition to being strengthened with age. They do not possess any of the mystical weaknesses of mythological vampires crosses, holy water, garlic, wooden stakes, unable to cast a reflection in a mirror, etc. They can also be killed by a broken neck, blood loss , nightshade poisoning, dismemberment, decapitation, mutilation and other extreme physical trauma, especially if their head or heart is destroyed or removed.
Jul 26, Birthplace: London, England First making an impression on international audiences with her role as the sweet, virginal Hero in Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing , pale-skinned, fine-boned British actress Kate Beckinsale has since stepped beyond period pieces to prove that she is anything but a fragile English rose. After her father's death from a heart attack in , the actress was raised by her mother. By her own account, Beckinsale's childhood and adolescence were fairly troubled, marked by struggles with anorexia.