1. She is the youngest person to receive six Academy Award nominations, and is one of the few actresses to win three of the four major American entertainment awards . In addition, she has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and an Honorary César Award in 2012.
2. Brought up in Berkshire, Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991.
3. She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures , for which she received praise.
4. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Reader .
5. She was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000 for narrating Listen To the Storyteller.
6. She has also provided her vocals to soundtracks of her films, including the single “What If” from Christmas Carol: The Movie . Divorced from film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, Winslet is married to businessman Ned Rocknroll.
7. Born in Reading, Berkshire, England, Kate Elizabeth Winslet is the daughter of Sally Anne , a barmaid, and Roger John Winslet, a swimming pool contractor.
8. She has two sisters, Beth and Anna, and one brother, Joss Winslet.
9. Winslet began studying drama at the age of 11 at the Redroofs Theatre School, At the age of 12, Winslet appeared in a television advertisement directed by filmmaker Tim Pope for Sugar Puffs cereal.
10. The film garnered largely positive reviews and earned Winslet her second Empire Award.