Kate Winslet starred in Titanic, Sense and Sensibility and a number of other British period
pieces. She has also been nominated for an Academy Award an impressive number times. Kate
holds the distinction of being the youngest actor ever honored with four Academy Award
nominations (she received her fourth at age 29.)

Ask Kate Winslet what she liked about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to
pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward
pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume; that
runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica.

Born into a family of thespians -- parents Roger Winslet and Sally Bridges-Winslet were both
stage actors, maternal grandparents Oliver and Linda Bridges ran the Reading Repertory Theatre,
and uncle Robert Bridges was a fixture in London's West End theatre district -- Kate came into
her talent at an early age. She scored her first professional gig at 11, dancing opposite the Honey
Monster in a commercial for a kids' cereal. She started acting lessons around the same time,
which led to formal training at a performing arts high school. Over the next few years she
appeared on stage regularly and landed a few bit parts in sitcoms. Her first big break came at age
17, when she was cast as an obsessive adolescent in Heavenly Creatures. The film, based on the
true story of two fantasy-gripped girls who commit a brutal murder, received modest
distribution but was roundly praised by critics.

Winslet attended a cattle call audition the next year for Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility. She
made an immediate impression on the film's star, Emma Thompson, and beat out more than a
hundred other hopefuls for the part of plucky Marianne Dashwood. Her efforts were rewarded
with both a British Academy Award and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

The role that transformed Winslet from art house attraction to international star was Rose
DeWitt Bukater, the passionate, rosy-cheeked aristocrat in James Cameron's Titanic. Young
girls the world over both idolized and identified with Winslet, swooning over all that face time
opposite heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio and noting her refreshingly healthy, un-emaciated
physique. Winslet's performance also garnered a Best Actress nomination, making her the
youngest actress to ever receive two Academy nods.

Awards

2006
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #5
Delta's Choice Award - Best Actress       for: Little Children
Gotham Awards - Tribute Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival - Desert Palm Achievement Award
                                                                 for: Little Children
2005
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #59
Empire Awards -  Best British Actress    for: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards - Sierra Award Best Actress    for: Finding Neverland
                                                                Also for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
London Critics Circle Film Awards - ALFS Award - British Actress of the Year
                                                          for: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
                                                          Tied with Eva Birthistle for Fond Kiss
Online Film Critics Society Awards - OFCS Award - Best Actress
                                                           for: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Outstanding Performance Award
                                                                   for: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Outstanding Performance Award
                                                                   for: Finding Neverland
2004
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #42
2002
Empire Awards - Best British Actress    for: Enigma
Evening Standard British Film Awards  - Best Actress    for: Quills   also for Enigma and Iris
European Film Awards - Audience Award - Best Actress    for: Iris
2001
Golden Camera  - Film - International    for: Titanic
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards  -  Best Supporting Actress    for: Iris
1999
Venice Film Festival  - Elvira Notari Prize   for: Holy Smoke
                                   Shared with: Jane Campion
Empire Awards - Best British Actress   for: Titanic
Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actress - Drama    for: Titanic
1998  
Empire Awards - Best British Actress    for: Hamlet
European Film Awards - Audience Award - Best Actress    for: Titanic
1996  
BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
                                    for: Sense and Sensibility
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
                                                for: Sense and Sensibility
Empire Awards - Best British Actress    for: Heavenly Creatures
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Actress of the Year    for: Heavenly Creatures
New Zealand Film and TV Awards - Film Award - Best Foreign Performer
                                                          for: Heavenly Creatures
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#5 Kate Winslet
2006   Delta 99