Ah, Keira Knightley. She’s a perennial favorite on our Top 99 Most Desirable Women
lists (she ranked No. 12 in 2006 , No. 4 in both 2005 and  2004), and for good reason: Keira
is an elegant, talented actress with classic features and a stunning presence. She was
extremely visible in 2007, appearing in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Atonement
and Silk, so it's no surprise to find her ranking at No. 2 in 2007. Though she has expressed a
desire to take some time off, she managed to complete The Duchess and The Edge of Love,
both due for release in 2008.

Keira Christina Knightley was born in the South London suburb of Richmond on March 26th
1985. The daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. After she
requested an agent at the age of three, her parents allowed her to work on productions in her
summer holidays. Her first role was at the age of 9, in Moira Armstrong's A Village Affair
(1995) . However, Knightley's first high profile role came in 1999, as Sabe, Decoy Queen to
Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace . Since
then she has completed an impressive array of films including The Hole (2001), tomboy
footballer Jules Paxton in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002),in the Delta's
Choice award winning Love Actually (2003), Keira played Juliet, a newlywed whose
husband's Best Man is secretly besotted with her. She played the lead role of Elizabeth
"Lizzie" Bennet in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (2005) another Delta's Choice Award
winner, but she is probably best known for the part of Elizabeth Swann in Disney's
blockbuster trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006 & 2007)

Awards
2008
People's Choice Awards - Favorite Female Action Star
2007
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #2
People's Choice Awards -  Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for: Pirates of the Caribbean:
                                        Dead Man's Chest Shared with: Johnny Depp
Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure
                                  for: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Teen Choice Awards  - Choice Movie: Liplock  for: Pirates of the Caribbean:
                                   Dead Man's Chest    Shared with:Orlando Bloom
2006
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #12
Teen Choice Awards  - Movie - Choice Scream
                                   for: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Teen Choice Awards  - Movies - Choice Hissy Fit
                                   for: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards - Camie   for: Pride & Prejudice
2005
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #4
British Independent Film Awards - Entertainment Personality Award
2004
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #4
Hollywood Film Festival - Hollywood Breakthrough Award - Breakthrough Actress
Irish Film and Television Awards - Audience Award Best International Actress
                                                      for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
                                                      Also for King Arthur.
Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie Chemistry
                                  for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
                                  Shared with: Orlando Bloom
Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie Liplock
                                  for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
                                  Shared with:Orlando Bloom
2003
London Critics Circle Film Awards - ALFS Award British Newcomer of the Year
                                                         for: Bend It Like Beckham
2002
Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema  - Golden Wave Best Actress
                                         (Meilleure Comédienne Long Métrage)  for: Bend It Like Beckham
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#2 Keira Knightley
2007   Delta 99