Daughter Mia was born (in England) on the 12th October
2000, weighing in at 8 pounds 9 ounces.
husband, James Threapleton, on the set of her movie
Hideous Kinky (1998), where he was working as an assistant
Won a Grammy
for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (2000).
the Gwyneth Paltrow role in _Shakesepeare in Love (1998)_
and the Jodie Foster role in Anna and the King (1999).
large feet and wears size 10 shoes.
At age 11
began attending the acting school Redroofs in Maidenhead,
Anna Winslet and Beth Winslet.
actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards
(for Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Titanic (1997)).
acting job was dancing with the Honey Monster in a commercial
for Sugar Puffs cereal.
for Best Supporting Actress, Manchester Evening News
Award for her role in "What the Butler Saw."
People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful
people in the world. 
British Actress, Empire Magazine Awards for Heavenly
Roger Winslet (actor) and Sally Bridges-Winslet.
first success in the film Heavenly Creatures (1994)
a reviewer predicted that she would always be associated
with that character, and would never be a big star.
a song for the soundtrack for the movie Christmas Carol:
The Movie (2001). Producers were so impressed at her
efforts they have decided to release the ballad - called
"What If?" - as a single. It reached the top
ten in the UK. [June 2001]
that she and husband James Threapleton are splitting
up. [3 September 2001]
2001] Confirms that she is dating director Sam Mendes.
purchased a $3 million (American dollars) home in London
with boyfriend Sam Mendes.
Holds a unique
position in Academy Awards history. Only twice have
two actresses being nominated for playing the same role
in the same film. The first was Gloria Stuart and Kate
in Titanic (1997). The second was Judi Dench and Kate
in _Iris (2001)_ .
to provide the voice for Juliet in an animated film
called "Gnomeo and Juliet". 
Sam Mendes in a private ceremony whilst on holiday in
the West Indies in May, 2003.
Mia's name is Italian for "mine".
in 5 of her films
wear boots rather than ordinary shoes because it makes
her feel that her feet are "firmly on the ground."
premiere of Titanic (1997) because she was attending
the funeral of close friend and former boyfriend, Stephen
Mendes, was born on December 22, 2003, in New York,
and weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces.
both London, England and New York City, America.
Has a nephew,
"I'd rather do theater and British films than move
to LA in hopes of getting small roles in American films."
2002 she had this to say about doing nude scenes: "I
like exposing myself. There's not an awful lot that
embarrasses me. I'm the kind of actress that absolutely
believes in exposing myself."
about her screen debut in Heavenly Creatures]: "I
was reading the script in the back of the car and I
turned to my dad and yelled, 'I've GOT to get this!'
And he replied, 'Then you will.' And I thought, 'Yep,
that's it. I'm bloody well going to.' And that was it.
I was so determined. It was something crucial to my
life. I just so communicated with her, the story and
their relationship. And when I found out, I just couldn't
believe it. I was so happy, I cried. I remember I was
working part-time at a deli at the time because I didn't
have any money and was in the middle of making a sandwich
when they phoned and said I'd got the job. I burst into
tears and had to leave work because I couldn't control
myself. It was absolutely brilliant."
not a period babe. Not at all."
I was 13 or 14 I've always felt older than I actually
funny when someone says to you 'you're hot' and all
that, because I don't think of it in that way."
a bit famous now! It's a bit strange!"
is short, and it is here to be lived."
more to life than cheek bones."
someone is setting them free, letting them go."
because society, and government, and whatever was different
100 years ago, doesn't mean that people didn't have
sex, pick their nose, or swear."
surgery and breast implants are fine for people who
want that, if it makes them feel better about who they
are. But, it makes these people, actors especially,
fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about
being real being honest."
whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid
- they just go off and rebel and don't like you. When
my kids eventually come along, I don't want them to
not like me."
and dad were very much friends, and up to life. There
was no anxiety for anything when I was growing up, they
just taught me to be me"
that people feel they can approach me."
it very difficult to wear nice, pretty shoes. I'm much
more comfortable in boots or Birkenstocks or loafers."
of the person I am I won't be knocked down--ever. They
can do what they like," she says. "They can
say I'm fat, I'm thin, I'm whatever, and I'll never
stop. I just won't. I've got too much to do. I've too
much to be happy about."
long as you give them what they want, they love you."
(On the paparazi.)"
I was in India, one of my ankles was extremely swollen
because it had been bittten by some bug. Well, I was
standing in the water, watching this festival that celebrates
the god Shiva. Five minutes later, my ankle wasn't swollen
anymore. I'm absolutely serious."
God for British films - they don't care what shape you
female roles are just stronger in period films. I read
as many contemporary scripts as I do period ones, but
the period ones just get me every time."
feeling about why I like making films is you can come
away from a film feeling so changed and touched. I really
love that, the thought that I could be giving people
some stage I'm going to have to say Right, that's it.
I'm stopping for a bit."
very important for me to make the statement that I am
English and just because I've done one really big film,
it doesn't mean that I don't want to keep a finger in
the fantastic British film industry and do films like
personally, I don't think I've ever changed. I never
wanted to be a film star. I love my job, that's all
I can say. And God knows there are people on film crews
that work longer and harder than I do."
frankly that stuff doesn't interest me. I'm not saying
go away Hollywood because I happen to think Hollywood
is an extraordinary place full of amazing creativity
that creates history every year."
want to now have nothing to do with Hollywood, but I
don't want to be the kind of actor who just does lots
of big films. I love acting and I always want to love
it and it can be destructive to just do those sort of
never had a career agenda, as such. I just make the
films I want to make. I wanted to make Titanic because
I loved the script and I loved the character. If other
people agree, that's fine by me!"
a funny thing and it's taken a lot of getting used to,
especially the privacy thing and having to think about
everything that you do."
extraordinary and bizarre and I'm as fascinated by fame
as much as anyone. But it seems daft that I'm famous
and I've not really got to grips with that. It's a mixed
blessing, but along with the problems to get career
opportunities like this is really great and I'm very
a film star is very much a label and these days it's
not about being a good actor or not, it's about the
size of your breasts, the shape of your body and whether
you've had a nose job."
on the tube just before Christmas. and this girl turned
round to me and said, `Are you Kate Winslet? And I said,
`Well, yes. I am actually'. And she said, `And you're
getting the tube?' And I said, `Yes'. And she said,
`Don't you have a big car that drives you around?' And
I said, `No'. And she was absolutely stunned that I
wasn't being driven round in some flash car all the
time. It was ludicrous."
so fat! I can't believe it!"
so not fat. I'm fit. I'm healthy. I feel so much more
comfortable this way. For God's sake, don't argue with
who I am. I'm healthy. I swim a mile every day. I'll
never be a stick insect, and I wouldn't want to be either
because it seems to me that a lot of people who are
very thin are just really unhappy."
for those people (anorexics) because they're being screwed
up by what is said to be beautiful and successful these
days, thin and pretty, and it's just bollocks."
a time in my life when I was about 19 and I was very
thin and I wasn't eating. I was anorexic for about six
months. And I was so unhappy. And someone said to me
one day, 'Don't you realize how much of your day you
are spending thinking about your physicality?' And it
was so true. I realized I'd wake up in the morning,
the first thing I do I would look in the mirror: 'Oh,
my bum looks big. Oh, my face is fat.' And I just felt,
'What am I doing to my life? I can't even think about
I was 18 and 19 and 20, I would weigh myself and write
it down in my diary. I'm not that person now. I have
that feeling of not caring. I'm just happy being me."
Kate Winslet - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography
(list of movies she's appeared in)
J.M. Barrie's Neverland (2004) .... Sylvia Llewelyn
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) .... Clementine
Plunge: The Movie (2003) .... Clare
Life of David Gale, The (2003) .... Bitsey Bloom
... aka Leben des David Gale, Das (2003) (Germany)
War Game (2001) (voice) .... Mum/Annie
Iris (2001/I) .... Young Iris Murdoch
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) (voice) .... Belle
... aka Weihnachtsmärchen, Ein (2001) (Germany)
Enigma (2001) .... Hester Wallace
... aka Enigma - Das Geheimnis (2002) (Germany)
Quills (2000) .... Madeleine 'Maddy' LeClerc
... aka Quills - Macht der Besessenheit (2001) (Germany)
(voice) .... Brigid
Holy Smoke (1999) .... Ruth Barron
... aka Holy Smoke! (2000) (USA: video box title)
Hideous Kinky (1998) .... Julia
... aka Marrakech express (1998) (France)
Titanic (1997) .... Rose DeWitt Bukater
Hamlet (1996) .... Ophelia
... aka William Shakespeare's Hamlet (1996)
Jude (1996) .... Sue Bridehead
Sense and Sensibility (1995) .... Marianne Dashwood
Kid in King Arthur's Court, A (1995) .... Princess Sarah
Heavenly Creatures (1994) .... Juliet Hulme
... aka Heavenly Creatures: The Uncut Version (1994)
(USA: longer version)
"Get Back" (1992) TV Series .... Eleanor Sweet
Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1991) (TV)
"Dark Season" (1991) TV Series .... Reet
Kate Winslet - Notable TV Guest
"Frids film" (2002) playing "Herself"
1 May 2003
"Seitenblicke" (1988) playing "Herself"
in episode: "Oscar Nominations" 19 March 2002
"GMTV" (1993) playing "Herself"
14 January 2002
"Priory, The" (1999) playing "Herself"
(episode # 1.1) 9 November 1999
"Clive James Show, The" (1998) playing "Herself"
(episode # 1.1) 8 March 1998
"Clive Anderson All Talk" (1996) playing "Herself"
(episode # 3.3) 1998
"Casualty" (1986) playing "Suzanne"
in episode: "Family Matters" (episode # 7.21)
6 February 1993