Kate Beckinsale opens up for Playboy

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Kate Beckinsale looked pretty as a picture at the horrifyingly early (5 a.m.) Golden Globe nomination announcements today, wearing a black silk halter tuxedo dress by Monique Lhullier.

But the brunette actress, who stars in yet another gothic vampire flick, "Underworld: Evolution," really opens her dark crypt in an interview with Playboy, now on stands.

On checking into hotels using funny pseudonyms: "My husband put his foot down on my using Sigourney Beaver. He doesn't like it when they call to ask him about something and they say, 'Hello, Mr. Beaver.' He always gets caught being the mister to whatever name I use."

Photo: Kate Beckinsale gives the nominees a hand at the 63rd annual Golden Globes animation announcements at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
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