Somebody deliver 41 spankings to Kate Beckinsale, because tomorrow will mark her 41st birthday! The birth of a valuable pawn of this site, and one of my personal favorite hotties, is well-deserving of a celebration. So how should we celebrate? We could bake a cake with her name on it… No? We could beat the shit out of a piñata in the shape of a Lycan… Nay? We could watch the 2012 reboot of TOTAL RECALL… Woah! I was just kidding, put down that knife! There's one way we can all have fun celebrating Katey Beck's b-day. How? Why, with gifs, of course! There are plenty of excellent gif-worthy moments from this spandex-loving hottie, so let's ogle a bunch of them in honor of this special occasion. I'm sure Kate would appreciate it.
First, let's introduce the birthday girl...
This is an outtake from UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, and it's just plain adorable, if I may use that word on this testosterone-fueled site. As many of you probably know by now, the set of UNDERWORLD is where Kate met her husband Len Wiseman, who directed the film. What a wise man.
Such a lovely couple.
Something you may not be aware of is that Kate auditioned for the role of Rachel Keller in THE RING, but lost it to Naomi Watts. The reason, apparently, is that Kate looked "too young" for the part. Also, boobies.
She works out.
Kate can speak Russian, and studied French and Russian Literature at Oxford University before persuing an acting career. However, she does not have a driver's license.
She drives us crazy.
In 1997, Kate put her soothing voice to good use by narrating two books, Emma and The Proposal. She also lent her voice to the radio version of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Michael Sheen. This has nothing to do with the gif above (from WHITEOUT), but it's interesting nonetheless.
She's exploding with hotness.
Kate has been featured as one of Eve magazine's "Most Beautiful Women", FHM's and Stuff magazine's "Sexiest Women in the World", Maxim's "Hot 100" list, "England's #1 Beauty" by Hello Magazine, and Esquire's "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2009.
She works hard, and plays hard.
When cast as a nurse in PEARL HARBOR, Kate had to learn an American accent and gain 20 pounds. She was anorexic as a teenager, and used to suffer from stomach ulsers.
She's a heavy breather.
Because she's paranoid about "having bad breath", Kate insists on taking a breath mint before any kissing scenes. Hey, Kate, your breath smells fine to me! (The gif above was taken from VAN HELSING).
She's a dirty girl.
Kate has also stated that she hates wearing panties, and her solution to this problem is not to wear them. God bless you, Kate! We only wish she'd use that technique in her photoshoots. (The gif above was taken from LAUREL CANYON).
"She's got a great ass!" - Al Pacino
After winning the mantlers for "Jean Claude God Damn" at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards, Kate thanked them for giving an award to her "shiny, black ass". It was much deserved, Kate, much deserved.
She's an absolute MILF.
From the years 2010-2011, Kate was unable to find a script she felt passionat about, so instead, she opted to spend time with her daughter. Her return to the big screen in 2012 was gracefully acceepted by those looking to fill their popcorn boxes with drool.
Happy Birthday, Kate!
Might as well end this thing right, with a gif from this expertly shot scene from WHITEOUT. A similar gif was used in our very first TGIFs column, but I don't think we'll be hearing any complaints. Enjoy you weekend, folks!