Born in Reading, England, the beautiful actress Kate Elizabeth Winslet (1975-) is easy to love because she opens her soul to her audience.
The acclaimed star of Titanic (1997), Winslet is honest and outspoken about her life-long weight problems.
"My uncle is a chef. My mother is a fantastic cook. We're all big eaters. It was kind of unavoidable." In high school, she weighed 180 pounds and classmates called her "Blubber." The criticisms led to depression and eating disorders.
But as mathematician Thomas Fuller once said, "All things are difficult before they are easy."
After Titanic, Winslet showed up at the Golden Globes Award ceremony about 15 pounds heavier than her character Rose Dewitt. A tidal wave of publicity hit. Lose weight, Kate, the critics slammed. She came right back at them with outspoken passion.
"This is me. Like it or lump it. I had to starve myself for Titanic and it just wasn't me. I'm not a twig and I refuse to be one."
In a world full of size 1 starlets, the voluptuous Winslet is delightful, outspoken, and centered. "I'm happy with the way I am," she said, "I'm not like American film stars. I'm naturally curvy."
Winslet won her first Oscar for her riveting role as an Auschwitz guard in The Reader (2008). "Life is short," she said, "and it's here to be lived."
People will love you for the honesty within your soul.