19 DECEMBER 2013Kate Winslet is the archetypal English rose. But it's not just her beauty that has made her a superstar, the Oscar-winner is one of Hollywood's most talented leading ladies, excelling in whichever role she turns her hand to.
Click on the photo to see Kate over the years
She has proven to be a breath of fresh air away from the cameras too. Kate is a poster girl for real women, speaking out against super-skinny stars and openly criticising a 2003 GQ cover in which she had been digitally slimmed.
Her private life has also been the subject of great interest. She was previously wed to Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes before tying the knot with Ned Rocknroll in 2012. Now a proud mum-of-three, Kate is the happiest she has ever been.