Photo of Kate Winslet Kate Winslet

A worldwide star by her early twenties, Kate Winslet was born in Berkshire, England, on Oct. 5, 1975, to a theatrical family. A performer since childhood, she won the lead in her first film, 1994's Heavenly Creatures, while working at a deli.

Next, she beat out more than 100 contenders for the role of Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, resulting in her first Academy Award nomination. Winslet was on her way up, and she arrived spectacularly when she was cast as the rebellious debutante Rose in international box office champ Titanic (1997). A second Best Actress Oscar nomination made her the youngest actress to be twice nominated.

And that was only the beginning. She earned Oscar nods for Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Little Children (2006). After five Golden Globe nominations, Winslet got her first two wins the same year for Revolutionary Road and The Reader (for which she also got her first Oscar win) in 2009.

Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

2016 R

Driven away when she was young, Tilly Dunnage returns to rural Australia after years of working as a dressmaker in Paris -- and she's ready to make waves in her conservative hometown not only with her haute couture but a hidden agenda.

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  • Kate Winslet in Labor Day Labor Day
  • Kate Winslet in The Reader The Reader
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  • Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
  • Kate Winslet in Titanic Titanic
  • Kate Winslet in Enigma Enigma
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  • Kate Winslet in A Little Chaos A Little Chaos
  • Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Kate Winslet in Hamlet: Special Edition Hamlet: Special Edition
  • Kate Winslet in The Fox and the Child The Fox and the Child
  • Kate Winslet in Contagion Contagion
  • Kate Winslet in The Holiday The Holiday
  • Kate Winslet in Carnage Carnage
  • Kate Winslet in Finding Neverland Finding Neverland
  • Kate Winslet in Flushed Away Flushed Away
  • Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road Revolutionary Road
  • Kate Winslet in Quills Quills
  • Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures Heavenly Creatures
  • Kate Winslet in All the King's Men All the King's Men
  • Kate Winslet in The Life of David Gale The Life of David Gale
  • Kate Winslet in Iris Iris
  • Kate Winslet in Hideous Kinky Hideous Kinky
  • Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce
  • Kate Winslet in A Kid in King Arthur's Court A Kid in King Arthur's Court
  • Kate Winslet in Little Children Little Children
  • Kate Winslet in A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism
  • Kate Winslet in Anglo-Saxon Attitudes Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
  • Kate Winslet in War Game War Game
  • Kate Winslet in Pride Pride
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