Keira Knightley’s name trouble

Kiera Knightley
Keira Knightley’s name is spelt wrong.
The ‘Imitation Game’ star has revealed how she was originally meant to be called Kiera but her mother made a spelling mistake when registering her birth, which resulted in her name being how it is today.
She said: ”I was meant to be named ‘Kiera’, after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day. My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me.
”But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled ‘ei’ instead of ‘ie’ because my mum’s c**p at spelling.”
The 29-year-old actress then joked that she was just simply a ”spelling error”.
Meanwhile, Keira – who is known for her love of red lipstick – revealed that she follows her mother’s theory that a bright colour lipstick is like an ”armour”.
”I still abide by that. If you’re doing something hard, a really vibrant colour is a good thing. Lips are the easiest thing to put colour on. The nose doesn’t work so well – it’s a tricky look. Lips, however: quite good.”


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