Kate has very large feet,
and wears size 11 shoes!
Has sung in five of her films.
Sold her North London home in Belsize
Park to Gwyneth Paltrow and and Coldpay frontman Chris Martin.
Was born in the same hospital as
her husband, Sam Mendes.
First screen kiss was with female
co-star Melanie Lynskey in Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Her performance in Eternal Sunshine
of the Spotless Mind (2004) is her personal favorite. That
role is ranked #81 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest
Performances of All Time (2006).
Her children refer to close friend
Leonardo DiCaprio as 'Uncle Leo'.
"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." (When
asked about the nude scenes in her movies)
"We hadn't been planning to
do it but we thought it was rather a good idea, so we just did it."
(About her quick out-of-the-blue marriage with director Sam Mendes)
'It was a difficult scene. When I
read the script and I saw this scene was there, I laughed hysterically.
I just couldn't believe it. When it came to shooting it, I had been
sort of putting it off, and pretending it wasn't going to happen.
And suddenly, I am there naked, peeing and thinking 'Oh no!' It
was really hard to do, but I've always loved the fact that it was
there, and it's such a sort of turning point for the character I
play in the movie that I've always felt sort of good, that it should
be there.' (About that famous scene from Holy Smoke (1999).
Through the years Kate Winslet has managed to act in a variety of
roles, steering away from dead-end and career-destroying projects.
Critics have found it impossible to typecast this talented star
- and here are some good reasons why!