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Keira Knightley

Keira Christina Knightley ( /ˌkɪərə ˈnaɪtli/; born 26 March 1985) is an English actress and model. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. Knightley had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) and her first significant role came in The Hole (2001). She gained widespread recognition in 2002 after co-starring in the film Bend It Like Beckham and achieved international fame from 2003 as a result of her appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series (2003–07). In 2008, Forbes claimed Knightley to be the second highest-paid actress in Hollywood, having reportedly earned $32 million in 2007, making her the only non-American on the list of highest-paid actresses. After the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Knightley is best known for starring in costume dramas – in Pride & Prejudice (2005); Atonement and Silk (both 2007); The Duchess (2008); A Dangerous Method (2011) and Anna Karenina (2012). Knightley has also appeared in a variety of genres of Hollywood films, including the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003); the historical action King Arthur (2004); the psychological thriller The Jacket and the biographical

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Carey vs. Keira: Who'd You Rather?

Carey vs. Keira
Who'd You Rather?

"Never Let Me Go" stars Carey Mulligan, 25, and Keira Knightley, 25, both showed up for the film's premiere screening in London last week.Question is ... READ MORE >

Keira Knightley Gets Beat Up ... So You Won't

Keira Knightley Gets Beat Up ... So You Won't

Keira Knightley filmed an incredibly graphic and hard-hitting anti-domestic violence commercial -- and, WARNING, it's really hard to watch.The UK spot for Women's Aid charity is shocking, violent… READ MORE >

- 2032 days ago
Sienna: I Ain't No Keira Knightley!

Sienna: I Ain't No Keira Knightley!

Sienna Miller, accompanied by grimy beau Rhys Ifans, cruised through LAX yesterday and was pretty mum to our cameras.insertBCSinglePlayer(1432845397);Perhaps that's because we called her Keira.… READ MORE >

- 2433 days ago
Lydia Pirates Paps from Keira

Lydia Pirates Paps from Keira

The paparazzi tried to get a shot of the elusive Keira Knightley's face at JFK yesterday, and while she paid them no attention, the spawn of Patty Hearst just couldn't get enough!… READ MORE >

- 2516 days ago
Keira Bandaged Up

Keira Bandaged Up

A ghostly Keira Knightley attended the UK preem of "Atonement," a WW2 romance drama. Swathed in layers of what appear to be prop Red Cross bandages leftover from filming, the slight Miss K wafted… READ MORE >

- 2607 days ago
Sienna and Keira: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, F**kers!

Sienna and Keira: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, F**kers!

Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley gave London paps quite the lesson on how to treat starlets. Sienna, apparently forgetting that she's a celebrity, cautioned paps, "We're not on the f**king red… READ MORE >

- 2703 days ago
Whale Tails

Whale
Tails

Ahoy! Click aboard, mateys, for a galley full of whale tails! Er, gallery! Arrrrr! Pop your spyglass and check it out! Whale ho! Can't get yer fill o' the blog? Click on into our Hot Butts and… READ MORE >

- 2757 days ago
Keira Knightley Rocks a New Look

Keira Knightley Rocks a New Look

If she has to, Keira Knightley wants to be able to climb off a boat. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star was spotted trussed and pullied, doing some indoor rock climbing in England. The ropes… READ MORE >

- 2822 days ago
Keira and Rupert: To Be or Not To Be?

Keira and Rupert: To Be or Not To Be?

London tabs can't make up their mind about Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend. First, they were engaged. Then they weren't. That is the question.And this doesn't help -- they were spotted yesterday… READ MORE >

- 2886 days ago
So Long, Tom Sawyer. Hellooo, Keira Knightley

So Long, Tom Sawyer. Hellooo, Keira Knightley

Is Disneyland slowly but surely morphing into ... Pirateland? Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island, one of the attractions personally designed and guided by Walt Disney himself 50 years ago in Anaheim,… READ MORE >

- 2944 days ago

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