Keira Knightley – 2014 Lifestyle Updates.
Keira Knightley (110 pounds, 5 feet 7 inches).

Her mother even came out in defense of her daughter’s weight, when the actress’s thin frame sparked rumors of an eating disorder. Her mother chalks it all up to a great metabolism, especially since the star admits to hating exercise. Knightley also admits that she’s a terrible cook, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to eat and going for it!


Knightley was born on 26 March 1985 in Teddington, London, England, to family immersed in the creative scene of the city. Her mother Sharman is an actress turned playwright while her father Will is an actor. The actress comes from a mix of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. A dyslexia diagnosis at the young age of six did not stop Knightley from channeling her focus into school and pursing acting seriously. She got her own talent agent and participated in numerous theatre productions growing up.


The cult classic film Bend It Like Beckham (2002) might have introduced the world to Knightley, but it was her central role as Elizabeth Swann in the ongoing Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that catapulted her to the A list. Since then, her filmic experience flourished in a series of different films that had her don periodic clothing to play her roles. She received Academy recognition for her work in Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007). The actress seems to be one of the most valuable overseas imports as Forbes reports her being one of the very few non-American highly paid actresses in Hollywood.

Health and Wellness

Knightley is skinny – this is obvious – as she often has to ward off allegations of anorexia. Yet, Knightley attests her body type to natural thinness and confirms that she has six small meals throughout the day. A sample size of the population will confirm that there are body types that are petite, and can still be healthy. The secret to building wellness is to eat small portions of organic food and avoid the temptation of eating out at restaurants.

What is refreshing to hear is this actress’s vocal hatred of the gym. Any attempts to go there have been met with failure, as she is simply too bored to stay. As an alternative to the gym culture, Knightley uses a personal trainer to motivate her to stretch, swim and resistance train three days a week. She also hates yoga, and does not find it helpful. This just goes to show you that there is more than one way to live a healthy lifestyle. If individuals find themselves bored like this actress they should make sure each exercise is different than the rest to keep personally motivation. Knightley takes this to heart by preparing for films with practicing archery, axe fighting, boxing, weightlifting etc.