Kate Beckinsale wants to set the record straight on her sex-bomb image.
The 32-year-old actress, who starred as a sultry vampire in the “Underworld” movies, tells Allure magazine in its July issue, on newsstands Tuesday, that she’s only dated two men in the past 10 years.
The Britain-born Beckinsale, who now lives in Los Angeles, married “Underworld” director Len Wiseman in 2004. She has a 7-year-old daughter, Lily, with ex-boyfriend, actor Michael Sheen.
Beckinsale says she was puzzled when people accused her of being promiscuous. “‘Oh, she ditched the father of her child and ran off with somebody else,”’ she says, recalling the negative reaction to her relationship with Wiseman.
“I mean, look around this town and tell me one other person who’s slept with only two people in a decade,” she continues. “I might just be the only one.”
As for motherhood, Beckinsale says she’s raised a daughter who is “truly happy.”
“The two things — being a mother and being an actress — are really quite a struggle,” she says. “I mean, when you have a child sitting in front of you, that is your priority. And I wanted to raise a child that didn’t end up with issues because she had been left a lot.”
Beckinsale plays Adam Sandler’s wife in the new comedy “Click.”