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Kate Beckinsale Covers 'Allure' August 2012

Kate Beckinsale Covers 'Allure' August 2012

Kate Beckinsale smiles wide on the cover of Allure‘s August 2012 issue, on newsstands in NY/LA and digitally today.

Here is what the 38-year-old Total Recall actress had to share with the mag:

On feeling beautiful: “Feeling attractive didn’t come until I was 29 and with [husband] Len [Wiseman]. At the time it was partly perceived as if I’d gone all Hollywood, but it wasn’t like that at all. It was just OK for me to walk around and feel feminine and attractive. I like feeling liberated like this.”

On firing a gun on set: “I was an instant natural. Weird. I think the fact I have massive hands is part of it. I always wandered why I have these huge hands.”

On having a teenage daughter: “I remember Len talking to Bruce Willis when Len did Live Free or Die Hard, and I think Bruce did some terrifying things when his daughter started having a boyfriend. Len and I asked him, ‘When Lily starts having boyfriends, will you come over, too? We’ll all stand on the doorstep, scare the shit out of them.’ But maybe now I don’t need Bruce. Now that I’m a villain, I can go solo.”

For more from Kate, visit and her behind-the-scenes video!

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Photos: Norman Jean Roy/Allure
Posted to: Kate Beckinsale, Magazine

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  • jj

    She’s beautiful so I don’t understand why they felt they needed to photoshop this so much. It doesn’t look like Kate at all?

  • Anonymous

    She hasn’t been relevant for years.

  • Kaylee

    Bit rough on her ex-saying she never felt beautiful with him.

  • Murphy

    This photo is so photoshopped that it doesn’t even look like her. I agree with the above poster, she is beautiful to begin with and whoever this is in the picture is not her. Why can’t they look at the finished product and see what a mess they’ve made?

  • namers

    Ixnay of the shoto-fop ay.

    Re BW: his daughter’s have taken out a restraining order to keep their mom away. Good job, both of them.

  • mira

    Yeah, all this photoshopping is strange, esp when the woman is much more beautiful when photographed by paps running errands! It should be the other way around.

  • ok

    So the cosmetic surgeons started working at the age of 29! Nice, all fake. look at the before and after pics. PLASTIC

  • Eric

    All this photoshop is killing me! I don’t see an issue with photoshopping here and there, but they do it so much that it literally doesn’t even look like the celeb. It’s ridiculous. Do they not realize that they actually look better without the photoshop? All the photoshop makes them look so unnatural and completely fake. It’s ridiculous if you ask me.

  • csa

    She seems to be a nice person!

  • rochelle

    I never knew Kate was married to Len Wiseman from Dancing with the Stars!!!!

  • Helen

    Why they photoshop all the pictures all the time

  • Lisa

    Kate is soooooo B E A U T I F U L

  • gabbie

    She is always throwing so many back handed compliments at Michael Sheen its ridiculous. Kate is so jealous that he ended up with Rachel McAdams. I used to like Kate but haven’t for quite some time.

  • speaktruth

    How is she 38?! She still looks like she’s in her 20s still! Gorgeous!

  • pixie

    Yeah her statement that she didnt feel beautiful until she was with len doesnt sit well with me given the fact Len divorced his wife the same time as she left Michael. Is she saying she had to take another womans husband and be rude to her in order to feel beautiful? If so there is more issues going on that just feeling not beautiful.

  • Amber

    Is she? Really?

  • minah

    Yikes! That cover is scary.

  • CLN

    It does NOT look like her!! She should sue them for that picture…anyways, I agree with some of the comments, she doesn´t need to belittle her Ex…what for??.. I believe she was the one who left him (for a married dude!), then where is that resentment coming from???