Born in Reading, Berkshire, Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School.
The mother of three of currently married to Richard Branson's nephew, Ned Rocknroll; a name he legally decided on when he was 30, not 12.
While promoting Heavenly Creatures in Los Angeles, Winslet auditioned for the minor part of Lucy Steele for a 1995 film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility, starring and written by Emma Thompson.
Impressed by her reading, Thompson cast her for the much larger part of the recklessly romantic teenager Marianne Dashwood.
The two — who have been taunting us with their platonic friendship for two decades — were photographed together poolside in Saint-Tropez along with blaring headlines that indicated they had come to their senses and fallen in love.
Here's the most couple-est photo that was taken: One of those nifty sources told OK magazine that they were madly in love, and Leo told even Kate that she was "the one." He also expressed an interested in settling down with her and starting a family.