Keira Knightley is only 23 years old but she is very popular not only in England or Hollywood but all throughout the world. At her young age, she is not only beautiful and sexy but she is also very rich. Last year she made US$32 million for her role in the Pirates of the Caribbean. She came in second to Cameron Diaz who made US$50 million for her role in ‘Shrek’ and ‘What Happens in Vegas’, in Forbes Top 10 Actresses of the year.
Although Knightley started young in her career, she shot to prominence in 2003 when she did ‘Bend It like Beckham’. In terms of earnings, she made more than the prominent female actresses did, surpassing the earnings made by veteran actresses Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jodie Foster and Sarah Jessica Parker.
What is Keira Knightley’s secret formula for success?
She is stunningly beautiful, young and sexy. But more than these qualities, she is extremely talented. She knows the art of acting, having been a child actress herself during her childhood, doing amateur roles in local plays and productions. Acting probably runs into her blood having a father who is an award-winning playwright and a mother who is likewise a theatre and television actress.
Keira Knightley was born in Teddington, Greater London. His father is Sharman McDonald, an award-winning playwright. Her mother is Will Knightley, a Scottish with Welsh ancestry, is a theatre and television actress.
As professional actress, her career breakthrough came when she did the football themed film, ‘Bend It like Beckham’, which was released in 2002 in the United Kingdom, grossing $18 million in revenues. The movie was later released in the US in 2003 and made good in the box office.
One of Knightley’s secret ingredients for success is her closeness with the media. Because of her sudden movie successes, she has been the focus of media attention and has in fact been described in press reports as ‘famously open with media’.
Knightley has earned nominations from Golden Globe and Oscar for her great achievements as a young actress
The young actress currently lives in London with her ‘Pride and Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend. She said she has no plans to be married in the near future.