Kate Beckinsale: Beauty and the Bust

Los Angeles Confidential magazine cover story features a most memorable photo.

For the latest issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine, Kate Beckinsale was photographed on the West Coast by James White. At the photographer’s home.

The Roman bust, made out of marble and dated circa-100 A.D., was purchased by White from Christie’s New York. Like Beckinsale, it’s a one-of-a-kind. The rest of what is on display is not and can be had, but – as the caption makes clear – at a price:

Dress, Jonathan Simkhai ($795). Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900. 18k gold Tiffany T chain bracelet ($5,600), Schlumberger Cooper diamond bracelet ($135,000), 18k gold and white-ceramic Tiffany T cutout ring ($1,500), and 18k rose-gold, 30.52-carat oval cabochon orange tourmaline and pink sapphire ring ($43,000), Tiffany & Co. 210 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880

We love this photo, featuring a bust that conjures up a Roman Empire equivalent to Chinatown’s Jake Gittes, nosing his way around the aqueducts. Embedded in the cover story by Scott Huver is some behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot.

Photo, by White, used with permission