If you wear a large size in footwear, you are not alone. Many well know female celebrities are known to wear a larger size in their footwear. Here is one: Katie Beckinsale, who wears a size 9 ½ in her footwear. Here are some interesting facts about this great lady. We go to a 15 in women’s length and 17 in men’s length as well. Now if Katie needs a wider width – we have B to a 14E) in our line of shoes and that is in women’s and men’s as well.
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale, born in Nottingham, England. He starred in a number of popular British television comedies during the 1970s, most notably the series “Rising Dam” (1974), “Porridge” (1974) and “The Lovers” (1970). He passed away tragically early in 1979 at the age of 31.
Kate attended the private school Godolphin and Latymer School in London for her grade and primary school education. In her teens, she twice won the British bookseller W.H. Smith Young Writers’ competition – once for three short stories and once for three poems. After a tumultuous adolescence (about of anorexia – cured – and a smoking habit which continues to this day), she gradually took up the profession of acting.
Her major acting debut came in a TV film about World War II called One Against the Wind (1991) (TV), filmed in Luxembourg during the summer of 1991. It first aired on American television that December. Kate began attending Oxford University’s New College in the fall of 1991, majoring in French and Russian literature. She had already decided that she wanted to act, but to broaden her horizons she chose university over drama school. While in her first year at Oxford, Kate received her big break in Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Kate worked in three other films while attending Oxford, beginning with a part in the medieval historical drama Royal Deceit (1994), cast as Ethel. The film was shot during the spring of 1993 on location in Denmark, and she filmed her supporting part during New College’s Easter break. Later in the summer of that year, she played the lead in the contemporary mystery drama Uncovered (1994). Before she went back to school, her third year at university was spent at Oxford’s study-abroad program in Paris, France, immersing herself in the French language, Parisian culture, and French cigarettes.
A year away from the academic community and living on her own in the French capital caused her to re-evaluate the direction of her life. She faced a choice: continue with school or concentrate on her flourishing acting career. After much thought, she chose the acting career. In the spring of 1994, Kate left Oxford, after finishing three years of study. Kate appeared in the BBC/Thames Television satire Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV), filmed in London and East Sussex during late summer 1994 and which opened to spectacular reviews in the United States, grossing over $5 million during its American run. It was re-released in U.K. theaters in the spring of 1997.
Acting on the stage consumed the first part of 1995; she toured in England with the Thelma Holts Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”. After turning down several mediocre scripts “and going nearly berserk with boredom”, she waited seven months before another interesting role was offered to her. Her big movie of 1995 was the romance/horror movie Haunted (1995), starring opposite Aidan Quinn and John Gielgud, and filmed in West Sussex. In this film she wanted to play “an object of desire”, unlike her past performances where her characters were much less the siren and more the worldly innocent. Kate’s first film project of 1996 was the British ITV production of Jane Austen’s novel Emma (1996) (TV). Her last film of 1996 was the comedy Shooting Fish (1997), filmed at Shepperton Studios in London during early fall. She played the part of Georgie, an altruistic con artist. She had a daughter, Lily, in 1999 with actor Michael Sheen.
Studied French and Russian literature while a student at Oxford.
Studied at New College Oxford, but left to pursue her acting career before completing her degree course.
Her mother, Judy Loe is an actress, and her father, Richard Beckinsale, was famous as a comedy actor.
Attended grade/primary school at Flexlands Private School in London, England, she took ballet there, and it was at this young age that her father died of a heart attack.
Younger half-sister of Samantha Beckinsale.
Got the lead female role in Pearl Harbor (2001) after Charlize Theron pulled out to do Sweet November (2001).
Lost out to Juliette Binoche for a part in Wuthering Heights (1992).
Has a daughter, Lily Mo Sheen (b. 31 January 1999), with Welsh actor Michael Sheen.
Suffers from stomach ulcers.
According to an interview she gave on the UK show “The Big Breakfast” (1992) (December 2001), she hates wearing knickers.
Selected by Hello Magazine as England’s Number #1 Beauty.(2002)
Richard Beckinsale’s maternal grandfather – her great-grandfather – was Burmese.
June 2003: Engaged to director Len Wiseman.
Married Len Wiseman on 9th May 2004 at the Bel-Air Hotel. Her daughter, Lily, received her own “wedding ring” from Wiseman.
Half sister-in-law of Richard Trinder.
Spent her teens reading French, Russian and German novels because of her studies, and completed A-levels in Russian, German and French, which resulted in her admission to Oxford University.
Won the prestigious WH Smith’s Young Writers’ competition for her poetry in 1986.
Ranked #63 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women In The World” (2002)
Shares a birthday with Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, and Jeremy Piven.
Was in close competition for the role of Rachel Keller in The Ring (2002/I), but lost out because producers felt she looked too young.
Normally slender, she gained twenty pounds for roles in 2004 – ten pounds for Van Helsing (2004) and another ten pounds to portray the voluptuous Ava Gardner in The Aviator (2004).
Has played a vampire (Underworld (2003)) and a vampire hunter (Van Helsing (2004)).
Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2005 and 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballots. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actress category on the 2005 ballot for her performance in the film Van Helsing (2004) and again two years later in the same category for her roles in the films Click (2006/I) and Underworld: Evolution (2006). She failed to receive either nomination.
Named #23 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Met Len Wiseman when he directed her in Underworld (2003).
Ranked as #71 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement. (2005)
She did not like Physical Education at school. It was also her worst subject.
Was anorexic as a teenager
Lives in Venice, California because it reminds her of London.
Named #78 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement. (2006).
Replaced Sarah Jessica Parker after she dropped out from the film Vacancy (2007).
Ranked #21 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Director Stephen Sommers wanted Kate for the role of “Anna Valerious” in Van Helsing (2004). But Stephen feared that it was too similar in tone to Underworld (2003), a film that Kate started and was filming at the time. Eventually, her agent got Sommers to send the script and Kate immediately signed on.
Ranked as #12 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women 2008” (2008).
Ranked as #10 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
Had an emergency appendectomy in January 2004.
Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2009.
According to her on an interview with Regis and Kelly that when she was working on Everybody’s Fine (2009), she had never heard nor had a cannoli before until the film’s star Robert De Niro introduced her to it.
Aged six, a school report found she had the reading age of an eleven-year-old and an IQ of 152.
Being that Kate Beckinsale is a 9 ½ in shoe sizes, and we carry 5 ½ lengths pass his size, we carry up to a 15 in length for women and for men we carry up to 17 in length in our footwear. I don’t know Kate’s width but if he needs a wider width, “Women’s Wide Shoes” then we have that for her as well being that we carry up to 14E width, and that is men’s as well.
We have the best athletic, casual, dressy designs, walking styles of men’s and women’s in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the length and the widths and where proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes” Any person that needs a proper fitting width needs to know that the shoes need an extension on the sole of the shoe to properly house their foot with no hangover with their feet to the shoe. What is meant that every width, with us (in a good percentage of our shoes), have two widths wider at the outsole of the shoe? So if you need a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. So again no hangover for your feet and a perfect base for your feet to have all the support and balance that is needed.
A Comfort shoe is usually not a Therapeutic shoe, and a Comfort shoe usually has very little midsection support. The lack of the Mid Section support allows your feet to be moving forward and lateral at the same time. These two movements add a great deal more wear and tear on your feet. If you need a view of all our styles, please go to our site dtfootwear.com
We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear; we are offering a gift (as pictured above) to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance and stability every time you wear your shoes.
I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet, please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!
We have a saying, in our company, “try us, and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance that you have ever had in any of your shoes before.” Guaranteed!
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