Kate Winslet
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Kate Winslet

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Birth Name
Kate Elizabeth Winslet
Birth Date
Oct 5, 1975
Birth Place
Reading, Berkshire, England
Kate Winslet Trivia
  1. Had the portrait of her butt auctioned off to support the Paint4Poverty charity, which is aimed to help relieve extreme poverty across the world, with all the money raised go to various relief projects in Romania, Tanzania, India, and Nepal (Sep 2007).

  2. Included in Us Weekly's list of Celebrities with Lack of Ego in Hollywood for her modesty (April 2007).

  3. Won a public apology & undisclosed libel damages March 9, 2007 from Britain's Grazia magazine over report claiming she visited a doctor for help with her weight & donated the monetary settlement to an organization raises awareness for eating disorders.

  4. Chosen as the World's 7th Most Beautiful Woman in the June 2006 poll conducted by the UK magazine Eve.

  5. Flew back home to Bristol on June 23rd, 2006 from the set of her latest movie to officially open a new unit for sick children at Southmead Hospital sponsored by the Tiny Lives charity.

  6. Won the Sierra Award for Best Actress at the 2005 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards through her role in "Finding Neverland" (2004) and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004).

  7. Got nominated in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical at Golden Satellite Awards and Golden Globes Awards in 2005 for her role in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004).

  8. Was the nominee of Best Supporting Actress - Drama category at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards for her role in "Iris" (2001).

  9. Was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2000 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, the 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the 2005 BCFA Awards.

  10. Was beaten by Winona Ryder in the audition for the role of Abigail in "The Crucible" (1996).

  11. Was one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1996 according to People Magazine of U.S. edition.

  12. Was predicted by a reviewer that she would always be associated with the character she portrayed in "Heavenly Creatures" (1994), thus would never be a big star.

  13. Had worked at a deli and was making a pastrami sandwich when her agent told her that she was included in the cast of "Heavenly Creatures" (1994).

  14. Signed on to be the new face for Lancome's Tresor fragrance (May 2007).

  15. Has a nickname of English Rose and also had one called Blubber which she got during her high school study because of her weight.

  16. Was nominated for British Actress of the Year at London Critics Circle Awards in 1999 and 2001.

  17. A picture of her thinner figure appeared in the British edition of GQ magazine by February 2003. It turned out that the photograph had been airbrushed and she later claimed that it was made without her consent.

  18. Topped the Britain's Top Yummy Mummy list in September 2005.

  19. Her favorite bands are Indigo Girls, The Verve, Oasis, and Portishead.

  20. Has scored an unusual position in the history of Academy Awards for her name appeared twice in the event's nomination list in which two actresses played the same role in the same film. Those films were "Titanic" (1997) and "Iris" (2001).

  21. Almost got the role of Christine in "Scream 3" (2000), but it finally went to Kelly Rutherford.

  22. Brought home the Sapphire Inspired Award from Santa Barbara Film Festival for being the Outstanding Performance of the Year in 2005.

  23. Scored two nominations at the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards in the categories of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

  24. Gained a nomination in the category of Choice Movie Actress - Drama at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards for her role in "Finding Neverland" (2004).

  25. Had a duet with "Weird Al" Yankovic on the Sandra Boynton's CD version of her book, "Dog Train: A Wild Ride on the Rock-and-Roll Side" (2005).

  26. Sprained her ankle while filming "Romance & Cigarettes" (2005).

  27. Ranked number 10 on the Entertainment Weekly's Must List of 2004.

  28. Opened "Saturday Night Live" (1975) with singing and dancing live on October 30, 2004, one week after Ashlee Simpson's lip sync incident.

  29. Won the Best Actress category at the 2002 Evening Standard Film Awards and the 2005 Online Film Critics Society Awards.

  30. Got the Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination at the 2002 BAFTA Awards for her role in "Iris" (2001).

  31. Was the candidate to play Bridget in "Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001), but she later was removed from the list since she was considered too young to portray the role.

  32. Sang the song entitled "What If?" for the soundtrack of "Christmas Carol: The Movie" (2001) and impressed the producers so they released the tune as a single which gloriously entered the top ten of U.K. music chart in June 2001.

  33. Grabbed the title Excellence at the 2001 The Golden Camera Awards for her role in "Titanic" (1997).

  34. Earned the nomination for Favorite Actress (Drama) at the 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for her role in "Quills" (2000).

  35. Obtained the Best Actress nomination at the 2000 Roughcut.com Internet Movie Awards, the 2000 London Evening Standard Film Awards, the 2001 Empire Awards, the 2001 British Independent Film Awards, the 2005 BAFTA Awards, and the 2005 BFCA Awards.

  36. Was honored the title of Best Spoken Word Album for Children at the 2000 Grammy Awards through "Listen To The Storyteller."

  37. Got the nomination for Favorite Motion Picture Actress at the 1999 People's Choice Awards.

  38. Took home the title of Film Actress of the Year given by Variety Club of Great Britain in 1999.

  39. Became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards by the year 1998 when she gained the honor through her roles in "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) and "Titanic" (1997).

  40. Refused to be the leading lady in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) and "Anna and the King (1999), so the roles later went to Gwyneth Paltrow and Jodie Foster.

  41. Scored three nominations at the 1998 MTV Movie Awards in the categories of Best Kiss and Best On-Screen Duo together with Leonardo DiCaprio plus Best Female Performance for her role in "Titanic" (1997).

  42. Gained the Best Actress nomination at the Golden Satellite Awards, Golden Globes Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1998 for her role in "Titanic" (1997).

  43. Was the Favorite Actress at the 1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for her role in "Titanic" (1997).

  44. Got two nominations in Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema and Best Actress categories at the 1998 European Film Awards for her role in "Titanic" (1997). She brought home an Audience Award for winning the latter one.

  45. Was mentioned as the Sexiest Actress at Entertainment Insider Awards in 1998 for her role in "Titanic" (1997).

  46. Was the Best Film Actress in 1998 according to Smash Hits Magazine.

  47. Gained the title of Best Supporting Actress at the 1997 London Evening Standard Film Awards, and the 2002 Los Angeles Film Critics Awards.

  48. Did not go to the premiere of "Titanic" (1997) because she chose to attend Tredre's funeral.

  49. Her former boyfriend, Stephen Tredre, died in 1997 because of bone cancer.

  50. Was given a nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress by Premiere Magazine in 1996 for her role in "Sense and Sensibility" (1995).

  51. Was established as the Best Foreign Actress by New Zealand Film and Television in 1994 for her role in "Heavenly Creatures" (1994).

  52. Joined the audition for the leading lady in Kenneth Branagh's "Frankenstein" (1994), but she failed to get the part. However, Branagh later gave her the role of Ophelia in his "Hamlet" (1996).

  53. Her favorite movies include "The Piano" (1993), "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), "Silence of The Lambs" (1991), "Santa Claus: The Movie" (1985), and "Grease" (1978).

  54. Was included in the list of Top Ten Performances by An Actor under 30 compiled by Movieline Magazine.

  55. Recorded audio books of Enid Blyton's trilogy entitled "The Enchanted Wood", "The Magic Faraway Tree" and "The Folk Of The Faraway Tree."

  56. Failed to be the star and producer of an adaptation of Therese Raquin which was supposed to be her debut as femme fatale.

  57. Likes listening to classical music and Gregorian chants.

  58. Her name has been used as the name of a street in Reading and it is called Winslet Place.

  59. Likes to get up early.

  60. A big fan of Starbucks coffee.

  61. Has been the model for American Express commercial.

  62. She and Mendes were born in the same hospital.

  63. Has the same birthday with Parminder Nagra.

  64. Sold her home at Belsize Park, North London to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

  65. Chooses to wear boots rather than the ordinary shoes.

  66. Her daughter's name, Mia, means "mine" in Italian.

  67. Held a private wedding ceremony with Mendes while they were on holiday in the island of Anguilla, West Indies.

  68. Bought a 3 million U.S. dollar house in London with her husband, Sam Mendes.

  69. Earned her first screen appearance in a TV commercial for Sugar Puffs cereal.

  70. Wears shoes of size 11 since she has large feet.