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Saucy Kate Beckinsale says her best asset is so private she canâ€™t name it out loud or show it in public.
The Brit actress, 34, made the cryptic comment by saying: â€œMmmm. My best feature is unfortunately a private matterâ€¦ Iâ€™m told itâ€™s spectacular.
â€œBut you canâ€™t really walk it down the red carpet. But what can I say?â€
Beckinsale paid herself the cheeky compliment during an interview with US beauty magazine, Allure. The actress, who appears on the front cover of the March issue, also refers to her nether regions as â€œPharaohâ€™s tomb.â€
Complaining she was called a â€œslutâ€ when she split from Brit actor Michael Sheen to begin her romance with director husband Len Wisemen, she says: â€œBoyfriends? In my life I have had three. Three.
â€œOnly a handful of people have seen into the Pharaohâ€™s tomb.â€
The actress gave the candid interview as she promotes her new movie, Nothing But the Truth. In the film she plays a fictionalised version of former New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who was jailed in 2005 for contempt of court for refusing to identify the person who leaked the name of CIA agent Valerie Plume.
Beckinsale takes the opportunity to look back at her life - professionally and personally. At one point she confesses she was so fed up with acting she considered quitting Hollywood to become a doctor. She says: â€œI was at the point where I was wondering whether the work I was doing was sustaining me intellectually.
â€œIâ€™d had enough of the ludicrous questions like: â€˜Have you had your boobs done?â€™ Or: â€˜Have you slept with Colin Farrell?â€™â€
The actress, who claims sheâ€™s done neither, says: â€œI had done a number of press junkets where the questions were not very intelligent, and if you get somebody whoâ€™s a bit slow and stupid, itâ€™s the most boring thing ever.
â€œI had quite a few of those.â€
The daughter of late sitcom star Richard Beckinsale, Kate describes coming to Hollywood and the baptism of fire that she received. She says: â€œI sort of ended up in Los Angeles by accident.