Kate Beckinsale’s best looks, from sweeping ruffled gowns to glam trouser suits

There’s a princess-like quality to Kate Beckinsale’s best looks. While few of us might find ourselves on a red carpet as frequently as the actress, we can still be inspired by her penchant for full-on Hollywood glamour, which has only intensified throughout her time in the spotlight – from dramatic ruffling and swathes of sequins to eye-catching colours and adventurous accessories.

Beckinsale is known for her acting versatility, having starred in everything from action films to rom-coms and period dramas. The star made her movie debut in Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing while still studying at Oxford University. After that, she appeared in the likes of Prince of Jutland, Cold Comfort Farm and Emma during the 1990s, and was cast in Pearl Harbor, Serendipity and Van Helsing in the early 2000s.