Kate Winslet is a highly acclaimed British Actress.She is a popular name in International Cinema and is best known for her movie Titanic for which she had received an Academy Award. Her interest in drama helped her bag a television commercial at the very early age of 12.She had been a part of a profound number of theatre productions as well which include Annie,The Jungle Book and Bugsy Malone.
Her television career received a headstart with the show The Dark Fiction,which is a children’s science fiction.The first commercial success that she was a part of was Titanic directed by James Cameron.A small incident in this respect may highlight the kind of hard work and persistence that she has.When the movie was in the initial production stage,she was not the first choice for the part of Rose.Known faces such as the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow,Claire Danes were selected at first.However when they all had turned down the offer,Winslet took it to write to Cameron everyday persuading him to give her a chance.And finally she landed the role and the rest we all know is history!
Early Life and Background
Kate was born on 5th October 1975 Berkshire to parents Sally and Roger. She was born in a middle-class family.Her mother was a barmaid while her father was a swimming pool contractor.She has three siblings, two sisters and one brother.
Marriage And Children
Winslet had a rather disturbed personal life at the beginning of her movie career.Her first husband had faced a demise due to bone cancer during the premiere of Titanic. She remained single till she met James Threapleton on the sets of Hideous Kinky.This relationship though did not last for more than three years but during its course she became a mother for the very first time and gave birth to Mia Honey Threapleton. After going through a series of failed relationships, she finally got hitched to Ned Abel Smith in a private ceremony in 2012.
Winslet has been a part of Hollywood for over two decades.Of all the films she has been a part of the ones which require special mention include Titanic,Sense and Sensibility,Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,Divergent and The Reader.She was unstoppable throughout her entire career winning appreciation from critics and audiences equally.The Reader is still known as one of her most memorable performances where she was able to touch a few hearts instantly.The Holiday was one of the romantic comedies she was a part of and her chemistry with Cameron Diaz in the movie had won accolades.
She is known to have the best on screen chemistry with Leonardo Dicaprio and their last film together was The Revolutionary Road where her performance as the depressed housewife was quite hard hitting.
Winslet is associated with PETA.Being extremely fond of animals she has given up meat and is a pure vegetarian.She is also highly involved in supporting people suffering from autism.She has even worked as a narrator on a documentary based on autism.
Winslet is having an estimated net worth of $90 million.