Kate Beckinsale graces the cover of Allure magazine’s August 2012 issue wearing an orange Calvin Klein Collection dress. Inside, Kate discusses how she felt unattractive until the age of 29 and avoiding risqué material for her daughter’s sake.
On avoiding risque material: “Well, I haven’t done an awful lot of nude scenes. And I’ve been somebody who has had a child for a very long time. Most of my peers don’t have a 13-year-old. And it’s embarrassing. My daughter said to me, ‘You know, I’d really love it if you never said the word “vagina” in an interview again.’ Whoops. I’ve just done it.”
On feeling unattractive until the age of 29: “I didn’t feel very attractive as a child, and actually I wasn’t. Feeling attractive didn’t come until I was 29 and with [my husband] Len [Wiseman]. Maybe it has to do with not having had a dad. I’d never experienced a father saying, ‘Oh, you look good.’ If you have a good relationship with your dad, you have a chaperone in your own mind.”
Also inside the August 2012 issue: skin-care favorites of the Hollywood set. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on July 24 or head to Allure.com.