You read that correctly, the woman who pretty much single-handedly changed the way we look at tight, black leather turns 40-years-old today. Kate Beckinsale has always been one of my own, personal favorite hotties, so any opportunity to whip up a shrine in dedication to her career in hotness, I'll take. I'd say Kate's approaching of the big 4-0 is more than worthy of a celebration, and a little mind-boggling. Who'da thunk the beautiful, angelic-looking girl in 1993's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING would move on to star in her own successful franchise as a sexy, violent, acrobatic vampire in the UNDERWORLD series? Year after year, Kate's hotness has never seized to amaze/surprise us, whether with her many gratuitous underwear appearances in her films, some of the most eyeball-exploding magazine spreads of all time, or heart-stopping images like this. In case you don't totally recall, Beckinsale was named Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive" back in 2009, and I doubt anyone would protest if she took the throne again. With her beautiful English accent, her keenness of genre films, her delightful personality and the ability to win awards with her shiny, black ass, Kate is a stone-cold fox whom all aspiring movie hotties should look up to. So without further adieu, let's go over the years and through the goods with the undeniably beautiful Kate Beckinsale. Happy birthday, Kate!
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