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Top 10 Facts - Kate Winslet
09.14.2015
Fact #1

Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born October 5, 1975, in Reading, England. She has two sisters, Anna Winslet and Beth Winslet (both actresses), and a brother Joss.

Fact #2

Her first entry point into the acting world came in the form of a commercial for sugar puffs, a children's cereal at the age of 11.

Fact #3

Her big break came when she was just 17 year old. She was cast as an obsessive adolescent in heavenly creatures (1994).

Fact #4

After she was cast as Rose Dewitt Bukater in Titanic, she had roses sent to director James Cameron for casting her.

Fact #5

For her Titanic perfomance, she garnered a best actress nomination, making her the youngest actress to ever receive two academy award nominatins.

Fact #6

She recorded 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.

Fact #7

She later married director Sam Mendes in 2003 in a private ceremony whilst on holiday in the west indies in May 2003.

Fact #8

She openly detests ultra-thin stars and spoke out against a 2003 GQ cover, where she had been digitally slimmed.

Fact #9

She won an Oscar for her role in the reader in 2009 about a troubled woman with a nazi past.

Fact #10

Winslet won best spoken word album for children Gramy awards. shared with Graham Greene.

Fact #11
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