"It is interesting to break all the rules," she told Vogue in 2012. "I'm not married, I have a baby, and it feels infinitely more right."
While the 35-year-old blond beauty was once best known for her breakthrough role as a Bond girl in Die Another Day and playing eldest Bennet sister Jane in the acclaimed BBC adaptaton of Pride and Prejudice, she has been scoring bigger and better particularly over the past few years.
After costarring in Wrath of the Titans and Jack Reacher, she scored the coveted role of the titular missing wife in David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of the Gillian Flynn best-seller Gone Girl, opposite Ben Affleck as her tormented husband.
So she'll be popping even more in the U.S. when that film hits theaters Oct. 3.
Pike also stars in the BBC family dramedy What We Did on Our Holiday, premiering Sept. 26 in the U.K., and she has reteamed with The World's End costar Simon Pegg for Hector and the Search for Happiness.