Turned down the Gwyneth Paltrow role in Shakespeare in Love (1998) and the Jodie Foster role in Anna and the King (1999).
She holds a unique position in Academy Awards history: Only twice have two actresses been nominated for playing the same character in the same film. The first two were Gloria Stuart and Kate in Titanic (1997). The second two were Judi Dench and Kate in Iris (2001/I).
When interviewed on "Good Morning America" (1975) to promote her film The Holiday (2006), they surprised her by showing a clip which was supposedly Winslet on the Sugar Puff Commercial in 1987. However, the girl in the clip shown was not her. Winslet did not point out the error because she did not want to embarrass the researcher and get the person fired. She was then praised by the media for her caring and consideration of other people. (2006)
Prefers to wear boots rather than ordinary shoes because it makes her feel that her feet are "firmly on the ground."
At age 11, she began attending the acting school Redroofs in Maidenhead, England, UK.
After her first success in the film Heavenly Creatures (1994), a reviewer predicted that she would always be associated with that character and would never be a big star.
Resides in both London, England, and New York City, America. Her main home, however, is in Cotswolds, England.
Daughter Mia was born (in England) on the 12th October 2000, weighing in at 8 pounds 9 ounces.
The youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards (for Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Titanic (1997)) (Aged 20 and 22 respectively). (1998)
Her performance as Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is ranked #81 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
She has a younger brother, Joss.
While serving as host of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) one week after Ashlee Simpson's "recorded song malfunction," she opened the show by singing and dancing live.
Sister of Anna Winslet and Beth Winslet.
Sprained her ankle on the set of Romance & Cigarettes (2005) in May 2004.
Runner-Up for Best Actress, New York Film Critics Circle for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). (2004)
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