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10 Things You May Not Know About Kate Winslet (Photos)

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Kate Winslet is an interesting lady!

Today is a very special day for celeb mom Kate Winslet, as she is celebrating her 36th birthday! Kate has always been a huge favorite for regular moms everywhere because she isn’t concerned with trying to be a size zero, and she embraces her curves and womanly figure. It’s too bad that more celebrity moms can’t have the same attitude as Kate!

Kate was pretty much an unknown actress until her big rise to fame in James Cameron’s blockbuster movie, Titanic. People everywhere couldn’t help but fall in love with Kate’s character, Rose, and the entire story of the doomed luxury liner.

Kate is now a major A-list movie star, and her career just keeps going up and up!

Want to know more about Kate Winslet? Take a look at the photos below to find out 10 things you may not know about her.

Photos: PRPhotos


  • Big Family! 1 of 10
    Big Family!
    Kate is one of four children, and was born in Berkshire, England.
  • Famous Sisters 2 of 10
    Famous Sisters
    Kate's two sisters, Anna and Beth, are also actresses.
  • Early Start 3 of 10
    Early Start
    Kate began acting at age 11 at the Redroofs Theater School.
  • On TV at 12 4 of 10
    On TV at 12
    Kate's first TV appearance was in an ad for Sugar Puffs cereal.
  • Titanic Star 5 of 10
    Titanic Star
    Kate's big break came playing Rose in Titanic, which is actually the top grossing film of all time.
  • Absent from Titanic Premiere 6 of 10
    Absent from Titanic Premiere
    Kate did not attend the Titanic Premiere in LA because she was attending the funeral of one of her first loves, Stephen Tredre.
  • Husband #1 7 of 10
    Husband #1
    Kate's first husband was Jim Threapleton. They share a daughter, Mia, now almost 11.
  • Husband #2 8 of 10
    Husband #2
    Kate split from Threapleton and then married Sam Mendes in 2003. They have one son, but split in 2010.
  • Flying Fears 9 of 10
    Flying Fears
    Kate and Sam Mendes never fly on the same airplane because they worry they will leave their children with no parents.
  • Autism Activist 10 of 10
    Autism Activist
    In 2011, Kate won the You Dana Award for Best Humanitarian Work for The Golden Hat, which strives to help those with autism.

Kate makes a splash on Babble’s Smartest Celebrity Moms A-list!

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