Kate Beckinsale’s academic scholarship would outshine her acting resume if only the attention she gets for being one of Hollywood's hottest women were given to her schooling growing up. Kate is an awarded writer who won the British bookseller W.H. Smith Young Writer’s competition twice in her teens and attended Oxford University with a focus on Russian and French literature.

The Underworld star's combination of intelligence and fantasy ass-kicking abilities gives Kate the gold seal of geekdom.