Cupid's Pulse Article: Keira KnightleyCupid's Pulse Article: Keira Knightley

This British bombshell has graced us with her elegant, intelligent, and charming presence in several films. Keira Knightley was born on March 25, 1985 in London, England and grew up in a show business family with her father being an actor and her mother being a playwright. She made her debut at the tender age of nine in A Village Affair. Her first major role came in 1999 in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace. She then starred in Bend it Like Beckham and became well-known for her role as a tomboy football player Juliette “Jules” Paxton. Knightley’s blockbuster hit came in 2003 with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; she also appeared in the 2006 and 2007 sequels. With her classic looks, the actress is the go-to girl for period dramas, appearing in films like King Arthur, Pride and Prejudice, for which she received an Academy Award nomination, and The Duchess. She has proven that she can also handle more contemporary roles with films like Love Actually, Never Let Me Go, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

Keira Knightley seems to be a relationship girl, having a string of serious celebrity loves before finding The One. In 2003, she began dating Jamie Dornan. They dated for two years before their celebrity break-up, reportedly because Dornan couldn’t handle her success. In 2006, she started dating Rupert Friend after they met on the set of Pride and Prejudice, but they broke up after five years together. In 2011, she was first seen with James Righton, a singer and keyboard player for the rock band Klaxons. The famous couple was introduced by mutual friend Alexa Chung and got engaged after a year of dating. They said their “I do’s” in May 2013 in a beautiful celebrity wedding in the South of France. The couple announced their first celebrity pregnancy in December 2014.

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