Kate Winslet

BATD ON Jun 16, 2009 AT 3:21 pm

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

A beauty in her own right, Kate Winslet holds many distinctions in the acting award world. At 22, she was the youngest actress to be nominated for two Oscars. She is now 33 years old and is the youngest actress to have received six Oscar nominations. She has been described by head film critic of New York Magazine, David Edelstein, as “the best English-speaking film actress of her generation.” Quite a distinction we think! She was born into an acting family in Berkshire, England but didn’t live a privileged life.

Kate started acting at age 11 and her first job was a commercial for Sugar Puffs. Miss Winslet’s first major film was Heavenly Creatures, in which she won multiple awards for her role as Juliet Hulme. Not long after, she auditioned for a small role in the film Sense and Sensibility and instead received the role of Marianne, the second leading part in the film. For this she received her first Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Kate also starred in Titanic of course, playing Rose opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. The film won over 90 awards and has become the highest-grossing film of all time. This, of course, transformed Kate into an immediate A-List  movie star. Kate herself prefers performing artful and independent films. The indie picture Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind earned Winslet another Oscar nomination. Since the film, she has also been in many successful films including Finding Neverland, Little Children, The Reader, and Revolutionary Road. Kate has undoubtedly proved her loyalty to being the best actress should could possibly be.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

In The Reader, Kate wore a merkin (think Sex and the City), saying, “I had to grow the hair down there. But because of years of waxing, as all of us girls know, it doesn’t come back quite the way it used to…” Winslet was formerly married to director Jim Threapleton and they have daughter Mia Honey together. She is now married to successful diretor Sam Mendes and had son Joe Alfrie Winslet Mendes in 2003.

Kate and her family currently own two homes, one in New York and another in Gloucestershire, England. Recently, she has been criticized for her weight, whether it be fluctuating up or down, and explicitly said that she never thought she would make it because she was fat. Kate is a starlet who will undoubtedly continue to shine- and we think she looks great!

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