October 5 marks the 45th anniversary of the famous British theater and film actress Kate Winslet. World recognition came to her after the lead role in the film "Titanic", but, contrary to the forecasts of critics, she did not remain an actress of one role. From childhood, she heard ridicule about her appearance, and with the growth of popularity, the requirements for her appearance also increased. How loneliness transformed the actress, and what helped her to accept herself as she is - further in the review.
Kate Winslet's parents were actors, and all four children followed in their footsteps. True, from the whole family, only Kate managed to achieve recognition and success. She began performing on stage at the age of 5, from 11 she studied at a theater school, at 12 she starred in a commercial, and at 16 she made her film debut. The first success came to her after the film "Sense and Sensibility" based on the novel by Jane Austen - then 21-year-old Kate Winslet was first nominated for an Oscar. But real fame fell on her only after the Titanic.
When James Cameron's film hit the box office in 1997, it immediately became the world's # 1 hit, and Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio became superstars. They were called one of the most beautiful film couples and were credited with romantic relationships behind the scenes, but in fact they were always connected only by friendship. On this occasion, Kate said: "".
While everyone was discussing the alleged romance between Kate and Leo, the actress was going to marry director Jim Tripleton, whose wedding took place a year after the release of "Titanic". In this marriage, a daughter, Mia, was born, but a year later the couple separated. In 2003, Kate Winslet married a second time - to director Sam Mendes, and gave birth to a son. This marriage lasted 7 years and also ended in divorce.
In 2010, after the second divorce of the actress, many publications appeared in the press in connection with her changed image - she noticeably lost weight and became a platinum blonde. The blooming appearance of Kate Winslet was then noticed by everyone, and she was constantly asked questions about how the divorce affected these changes. Loneliness really then did her good and changed her beyond recognition, which the actress admitted herself: "".
Ironically, the discord with her second husband coincided with a rise in her film career: for the lead role in the film "The Reader," where Winslet played a former concentration camp warden, she finally won an Oscar after several nominations. But she could not fully enjoy this success. The actress was going through a hard divorce, but coped with these on her own. She confessed: "".
Work on herself brought results - after 2 years, the actress got married again. This time, the British millionaire Ned Rocknroll became her chosen one (his real name is Ned Abel Smith, but he changed his last name to Rocknroll). In this marriage, Kate had a third son, and, despite rumors of a divorce, the couple still remain together.
The actress does not like to comment on her personal life. She considers it unacceptable to flaunt her on social networks, and about her two divorces and three marriages, she only says that she did not plan to get married many times, and that it was not easy for her.
From her youth, Kate Winslet constantly struggled with being overweight. At school she was teased with a bubble, and in her first commercial, she played the role of Sweet Bun. And if then this did not bother her too much, then already during the filming of the film "Sense and Sensibility" she had to torment herself with hunger strikes. James Cameron teased her with a fat woman. And after the release of "Titanic" the actress more than once heard jokes behind her back: they say, in fact, the liner went to the bottom because of the well-fed heroine. The first divorce crippled Winslet, and she gained weight again. But after the second, she lost weight beyond recognition. She says she did it for the sake of new roles - Hollywood dictates its own rules and is merciless in beauty standards. And although the actress never reached the model parameters, this did not prevent her from becoming the face of a famous cosmetic brand.
From childhood, she heard reproaches about her appearance - both her mother and older sister constantly criticized her and never praised her. Kate still remembers this, so she brings up her daughter in a completely different way. She often puts her in front of a mirror next to her and repeats: "" Only now can the actress say that she is completely satisfied with her appearance, and that she has long ceased to pay attention to what others think about this. When asked how to love yourself, Kate confidently answers: ""
She long ago learned to accept herself for who she is, and does not like when her fans are misled about her appearance. Kate Winslet, who in her youth felt like a "fat teenager", says: "".
She still has a very tender relationship with her partner in the movie "Titanic". Kate and Leo: a friendship that's over 20 years old.