Ten fun facts about Keira Knightley

Fact 1
The meaning of her first name is “Dark”.

Fact 2
Kiera suffers from dyslexia. In her adolescence she had to wear special glasses to help her read clearly.

Fact 3
She acted in her first topless scene at age 15 in the 2001 film “The Hole”. Since she was a minor, her mother’s approval was required to have her act in it and the set was also kept closed from prying eyes.

Fact 4
At age 16, Keira went to study A Levels at Esher College. However, she quit that course when offered the 2002 TV movie role of Lara in “Dr Zhivago”.

Fact 5
At the age of 20, Keira was the third-youngest woman in the history of Oscar to be nominated for the Best Actress award.

Fact 6
Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman looked very similar. Once they were in makeup while filming the 1999 film “Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom menace”, even their mothers couldn’t tell the two apart.

Fact 7
Her role as the Star Wars movie decoy queen was kept under wraps as it was meant to be a surprise. Right through the promotions, it was maintained that Portman played the roles of the Queen as well as the decoy.

Fact 8
In preparation for the 2004 film “King Arthur”, Keira trained for three months, four days every week. She did around three hours of either fighting, boxing or horse riding and 2 hours of weight training.

Fact 9
Knightly had auditioned for the 2004 movie “The Phantom of the Opera” for the role of Christine. She said that since she could not sing at all, the experience turned out to be the most embarrassing one of her life.

Fact 10
Keira has acted in several period drama films including “Atonement”, “Pride and Prejudice”.

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Is an English actress and a model