Feeling sexy didn`t come easy: Kate Beckinsale

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2012, 09:14 AM IST

London: She has repeatedly been named one of the sexiest women alive but Kate Beckinsale says it wasn`t always easy to feel sexy.

The 38-year-old actress said she hasn`t always been so confident in her appearance and it was only after meeting her husband Len Wiseman that she learnt to love herself, reported Daily Mail.

"Feeling attractive didn`t come until I was 29 and with Len at the time it was partly perceived as if I`d gone all Hollywood, but it wasn`t like that at all. It was just ok for me to walk around and feel feminine and attractive. I like feeling liberated like this," she said.

Beckinsale said being labelled one of the sexiest women in the world isn`t always a good thing.

"I think the risk of being the sexiest woman alive is that you don`t want to ever wear a bikini again," she added.

Beckinsale said she is now happily ageing with grace.

"What is it about a woman being in her late 30s that brings out the `Oh, my gosh, are you worried?` questions? Worried? What about? 38, 39, 40, 50! Great! Still alive!

"I haven`t experienced a full facial collapse, I haven`t suddenly gained 20 pounds that won`t go away, or a beard. That probably will happen, but it hasn`t yet," she added.