Kate Winslet is an English actress. She is particularly known for her work in period dramas, plays and tragedies. Further, she is often drawn to portraying troubled women. Winslet attended St Mary and All Saints’ Church of England primary school.
She made her movie debut portraying a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures (1994). Further, received her first BAFTA Award for portraying Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility.
Interesting facts about Kate Winslet –
- She has two sisters, Anna Winslet and Beth Winslet (both actresses), and a brother, Joss.
- Winslet became a regular on stage as well as on the small screen.
- She followed up with two more period pieces, playing the rebellious heroine in Jude (1996).
- Winslet was known as the “Period Piece Babe” after her work in those two movies.
- Her daughter’s name Mia is Italian for “my”.
- She is the official Celebrity Spokesperson for Lancôme.
- Winslet sprained her ankle on the set of Romance & Cigarettes in May 2004.
- She grabbed an Oscar for her character in The Reader in 2009 about a troubled woman with a Nazi past.
- Winslet won Best Spoken Word Album for Children, Grammy Awards, shared with Graham Greene.
- Kate Winslet sold her North London home in Belsize Park to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
- She is 12 years older than Evan Rachel Wood, who played her daughter on Mildred Pierce in 2001.
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