Kate Winslet is probably one of the most beloved actresses. With a career spanning three decades, with lots of film in her career, she is known as the Titanic star to many people. She’s a truly fascinating person. For instance, can you believe she once won an Emmy award for literally playing herself?
Here I list 11 facts about her. Check this out. Did You Know These Facts About Kate Winslet Before?
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Kate Winslet got her start in a kids’ commercial
When Kate was 11 years old, she starred in a commercial for Sugar Puffs, a sugary cereal. It was a sweet (hyuck hyuck) start to a massive career. Soon after, she got her first television role in a mini-series called Anglo Saxon Attitudes at the age of 17.
Before making it big, she also worked in a deli
In fact, she was reportedly making a pastrami sandwich when her agent told her she’d received the role of Juliet Hulme in Heavenly Creatures, for which she won British Film Actress of the Year during the London Film Critics’ Circle in 1996.
She thanked James Cameron with the perfect bouquet
When director James Cameron cast her as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic, she sent him a bouquet of — what else? — roses in gratitude.
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Filming “Titanic” was extra cold for Kate
It was clearly the role of a lifetime, but playing Rose was no picnic. You know all those scenes where she’s running, swimming and floating around the freezing water in Titanic? Yeah, she was the only actor not wearing a wetsuit. Talk about dedication!
But the role launched a lifelong friendship with Leonardo DiCaprio
There’s no questioning the fact that this pair had some serious onscreen chemistry in 1997, but they’ve also maintained a strong friendship through the years. “I think it’s a testament to the fact that he’s such a lovely person and that people really not only admire him but also really like him and respect him,” she told E! regarding the Oscars’ recognition of Leo’s film work, choking back tears. “I feel quite proud of that, it’s lovely — I keep getting emotional when I talk about Leo.”
Her hair isn’t naturally red
Despite her breakout role as the redheaded Rose in Titanic, her hair is actually a cool strawberry blonde color. Still, doesn’t she look fantastic with these scarlet strands?
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She once won an Emmy for playing…herself
That’s right: Kate Winslet is such a good actress that in 2006, she received an Emmy for playing a comedic version of herself in the British show Extras.
Her husband’s name is Ned Rocknroll
Yes, really. To be fair, he was born Abel Smith, but he chose to change it to Ned Rocknroll. The pair met in 2011 while Kate was vacationing on Necker Island, a private resort owned by Ned’s uncle Richard Branson, a.k.a. the founder of Virgin Group. He became her third husband in 2012 and the two welcomed their first child in 2013.
Her kids refer to Leonardo DiCaprio as “Uncle Leo”
As if their friendship wasn’t cute enough already, Kate’s three children call Leo “Uncle Leo.” Is it a Seinfeld reference or simply a cute nickname? We may never know.
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She’s made multiple Oscar-worthy achievements
For her striking performance as Sarah in 2006’s drama Little Children, Kate earned her fifth Academy Award nomination at age 31, making her the youngest actor to do so. In 2009, she again broke a record for her role in The Reader by becoming the youngest actor to have been nominated six times at just 33 years old. Her previously nominated roles: Marianne in Sense and Sensibility (1996), Rose in Titanic (1998), Young Iris in Iris (2002), Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2005) and Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs (2016).
Her 2009 Oscar is kept in her bathroom
This little tidbit is one thing that makes Kate sound like a seriously fun friend. “The whole point is for everyone to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad’ — and you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed,”
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