|Who is it? Kate Beckinsale|
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Why do nerds love her?
Underworld and Van Helsing
A London-born Oxford student of Russian and French linguistics, Beckinsale left university to start a career in acting. She first came to wide nerd exposure in 2003's Underworld, where she played vampire hitman Selene. She then played Anna Valerious in 2004's Van Helsing. Prior to these, she was in Haunted, Brokedown Palace, and Pearl Harbor, among others.
She returned to playing Selene in 2006's Underworld: Evolution, but is not returning for 2009's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and will be replaced by look-alike Rona Mitra as "Sonja" Beckinsale's next film will be Whiteout, expected US release is 11 September 2009.