Kiera Knightley is one of the most beautiful and talented American actresses of our time, renowned worldwide for starring in productions such as the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, A Dangerous Method, The Dutches, King Arthur, Love Actually, and Bend It Like Beckham. Throughout her career, she has received numerous award nominations, as her performances have always been spectacular. Even though her career has always been in the spotlight, there are still many interesting facts that people do not know about Keira. She was born on March 26, 1985, in Teddington, London, England, to an award-winning playwright, and a theater and television actor. She is of English, Scottish and Welsh descent, so no wonder that she is so spectacularly beautiful.
Few people know that Keira was diagnosed with dyslexia in school at the early age of 6. However, she was successful in school and was thus permitted to pursue the acting career she was dreaming about. After getting an agent, she performed on various local amateur productions and did most of her work on commercials and small TV roles. Her big break came in 2001, when she was cast as the daughter of Robin Hood in the Disney production Princess of Thieves. This was her first starring role. However, it was the 2002 football-themed movie Bend It Like Beckham that raised her profile. After she landed the part of Elizabeth Bennet in the hit franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, she rose to international fame and became very beloved by both critics and the audience. People were a little bit confused at first, given her astonishing resemblance to Natalie Portman.
While both actresses are extremely beautiful and talented, Kiera Knightley managed to distinguish herself and people are no longer confusing them. Keira is trained in dancing. In preparation for the movie King Arthur, she also trained in boxing, weight lifting, fighting and horseback riding for about 3 months. An interesting fact about her name is that Keira means “dark”. And speaking of dark, the actress stated that she credits her dark looks to her mother’s Spanish ancestry. Nevertheless, she is amazingly beautiful and has an astonishing figure, which got her ranked as one of the sexiest and most beautiful women in the world for many years and by many publications worldwide, including Entertainment Weekly, Empire Magazine, FHM, and Maxim. Regarding her personal life, Kiera Knightley is engaged to musician James Righton as of May 2012.