Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen recreate birth photo

Kate Beckinsale has recreated her daughter's birth photo - 17 years after she was born.

The actress, her ex Michael Sheen and their daughter Lily reenacted their first family photo for a hilarious Instagram post.

It shoes the trio in the same positions they were in back in 1999 when Lily arrived, with a glowing Kate lying in bed, a wild-haired Michael smiling proudly with his arm around her, and the baby lying across Kate's chest.

Kate, 42, captioned the shot: "Always a baby to me #Lily."

And it seems it isn't the first time that the family have reenacted the scene, as Kate recently told E! News that they also took a nostalgic shot for Lily's 16th birthday.

"We reenacted her birth and took pictures of it!" she said.

"I wasn't naked! I was actually in a very nice cigarette pant and a high heel.

"Michael took one of my legs (and held it) and Lily came from behind and was diving between my legs."

Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale on the red carpet
Michael Sheen and Kate Beckinsale ( Neil Munns/PA)

Kate and Michael, 47, began dating in 1995. They broke up in 2003 but have remained very close.

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