Keira Knightley was born in March 1985, in London, England, in the family of the prosperous well-known British actor Will Knightley and Sherman McDonald. Keira appeared as a result of a bet: if Sherman who decided to become a playwright sold his first play, they would have another child. By the time the couple had already had a son Caleb, born in 1979. Sherman won the bet. As a result the British literature got a playwright, Sherman McDonald, and the world cinema got a new star, Keira Knightley. At the age of three she asked parents to find her own agent. When Kyra was six years old, she had a her own agent, at seven she already made her debut in the film «Royal Celebration» as a little girl. At the age of eleven she participated in mini-soap operas, television shows ,as well as minor roles in the films "Village Business" (1994), "White Lie" (1995), "Treasure Seekers" (1996) and "Homecoming" in 1998. There is an interesting fact about the actress. She resembles Natalie Portman, who played Queen Amidala in the movie "Star Wars: Episode I. George Lucas invited Keira to be the twin of the Queen Sabe. Later the people believed that both roles had been played by Natalie Portman. The first serious role was played in "Oliver Twist" (1999), "Doctor Zhivago". In "The Pit" (2001), Keira Knightley posed naked for the first time. Finally, she got one of the main roles in the film "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002), where Keira Knightley played a teenage girl. The film collected 76 million dollars, and brought the actress a world recognition. In 2003, Keira Knightley played the leading female role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of Black Pearl." She appeared on the screen in the brilliant company of Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom . This role made the actress an incredibly popular and brought very close to the Hollywood Olympus. Then "Real Love" (2003), "King Arthur" (2004), "Jacket" (2005), "Domino" (2005) and "Pride and Prejudice" followed. Keira Knightley has been nominated for best actress(Oscar) for her role of Elizabeth Bennet . Still she is a beautiful woman, one of the sexiest women in the world.