Kate Beckinsale is Pretty Badass in Women's Health

By KATE MORAWETZ

British actress Kate Beckinsale shows off her toned tummy on the cover of Women’s Health magazine’s July-August 2012 cover.

Kate is best known for her work in the Underworld trilogy, playing Selene, a dangerous vampire hunter and soon for her role in this summer’s Total Recall reboot - both of which helped her to get into immaculate shape.  In a black and white crop top with matching bathing suit bottoms, Kate shows off the results of her strenuous workouts.

Despite her toned physique, Kate tells Women’s Health that she never really considered herself particularly athletic “No one ever thought, ‘I must have Kate on my team.’ To me, you only went to the gym if you were really weird and obsessive. No one I knew in London at the time ever did it.”

The 38-year-old actress also shares some secrets about her Total Recall fight scene with Justin Timberlake’s better half, Jessica Biel, saying: “It’s not like a naked, porno, mud-wrestling-in-a-bar sort of fight – it’s a real fight.”

Kate’s no stranger to playing tough females, but says she found filming the Total Recall fight scenes very different from fights she’s filmed in the past. “I did find that fighting a woman was very different from when I’ve fought men,” she says. “There was a lot of ‘I didn’t hurt you, did I? Ooh, I’m sorry about that! No, it was my fault!'”

Pick up the new issue of Women’s Health now and check out a behind-the-scenes look at her stunning cover shoot below!