Keira Knightley. is another perennial favorite on our Top 99 Most Desirable Women list.
She ranked No. 12 in 2006 , No. 4 in both 2005 and  2004 and made it as high as #2 in 2007, and
for good reason: Keira is an elegant, talented actress with classic features and a stunning
presence. This 23 year old stunner starred in two films in 2008, "The Dutchess" and "The Edge
of Love" which is due to hit American theaters in March 2009. And is scheduled to appear in 2
more later this year (2009) "Last Night" & "London Boulevard". It's no surprise to find still in
our top ten 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
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #7
People's Choice Awards - Favorite Female Action Star
Empire Awards  - Empire Award Best Actress  for: Atonement
Rembrandt Awards - Best International Actress for: Atonement
Teen Choice Awards - Choice Movie Actress: Drama for: Atonement
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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#7 Keira Knightley
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