It’s probably not the smartest idea to smoke cigarettes while fighting nasal congestion – but Kate Beckinsale could not resist her American Spirits while out in Santa Monica with her family for Sunday brunch.
The 38-year-old actress picked up her cigarette habit at 16, and she has only quit once – three years after becoming pregnant with her daughter with actor Michael Sheen, Lily Mo Sheen.
‘I try and take lots of vitamins and I don`t drink. I do smoke, though, I’d be insufferable if I didn’t smoke. You’d have to push me off a balcony I’d be so boring,’ Beckinsale has said.
Smoking cigarettes has always been a not-so-secret way for models and actresses to stay slim. However, Beckinsale has been in fighting shape thanks to her rigorous training for her new action films Contraband, Underworld: Awakening, and Total Recall.
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‘I’m not aiming to be Gisele,’ Kate told Women’s Health magazine. ‘I’d hate to be one of those people who won’t allow themselves a slice of birthday cake.’ Clearly for Beckinsale, cigarettes must fall in the same guilty-pleasure category as birthday cake.
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