Sneak Peek actress Keira Knightley in "Elle" (France) magazine wearing fashions by Chanel, photographed by Jan Welters:
"I was meant to be named 'Kiera', after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day," said Knightley.
"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 crap at spelling.
"Apparently, when she came back he said: 'WHAT THE FUCK? You’ve spelt her name wrong!' What were they going to do, though? Once it’s on the piece of paper, it’s on the piece of paper. And that’s me. A spelling error..."
Knightley is the official 'face' for Chanel since 2007 and continues to rep the company including 'Coco Mademoiselle' fragrances.
New films for Knightley include an adaptation of "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell. She will also star in a biopic of French author "Colette", directed by Wash Westmoreland, followed by a biopic of "Catherine the Great".
Knightley will also play the 'Sugar Plum Fairy' in an adaptation of "The Nutcracker" titled "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", as well as starring "The Aftermath", a film adaption of the novel by author Rhidian Brook.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Kiera Knightley...