Kate Beckinsale highlights her TINY waist as she promotes new Underworld movie


Kate Beckinsale highlights her TINY waist in a knotted dress as she continues promoting new Underworld movie

She's never been the biggest of women.

But Kate Beckinsale looked slimmer than ever as she continued promoting her latest Underworld movie at a photocall for the film in Madrid, Spain, this afternoon.

The 38-year-old actress highlighted her slender figure in a maroon sleeveless dress which featured a knot detail just above the hips – drawing the eye to the mother-of-one's incredibly tiny waist.

Slender: Kate Beckinsale drew attention to her tiny waist in a maroon knotted dress at a photocall for movie Underworld: Awakening in Madrid today

Slender: Kate Beckinsale drew attention to her tiny waist in a maroon knotted dress at a photocall for movie Underworld: Awakening in Madrid today

Beckinsale teamed the classically stylish dress with a pair of leg-lengthening nude heels as she posed for photographers

While Beckinsale looked effortlessly
trendy at the photocall, she admitted in a recent interview that she
hasn't always been so fashion conscious.

She told Style magazine: 'I did go through a period of looking quite unfortunate. I wore men's pyjama trousers and my brother's jumper and I cut my own hair.

Simply stylish: Kate teamed the chic dress with a pair of leg-lengthening nude heels

Simply stylish: Kate teamed the chic dress with a pair of leg-lengthening nude heels

Simply stylish: Kate teamed the chic dress with a pair of leg-lengthening nude heels

'I felt like a nubile 17-year-old,
and that made me feel vulnerable, as if I had something to protect, so I
tried to subvert that.'

Beckinsale returns as vampire Selene in the latest offering in the franchise, Underworld: Awakening.

And the inclusion of the stunning brunette is no doubt the main reason that the fourth film in the franchise topped the US box office on its opening weekend.

Success: Kate reprises her role as vampire Selena in her latest movie Underworld: Awakening

Success: Kate reprises her role as vampire Selena in her latest movie Underworld: Awakening

The film took $25.3million, while last week's number one movie, the thriller Contraband, fell to third place with just over $12million.

Talking about Beckinsale in the film, Rory Bruer, Sony's president of worldwide distribution, said: 'She is such a force. Her character – you just can't take your eyes off her.

'I know the character is very dear to her as well, and she just kills it.'