Kate Winslet takes her place among fellow Oscar winners as her wax figure goes on display today.
The Titanic star is a new addition to Madame Tussauds and has been placed with other British acting talents such as Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench.
Model-makers spent months perfecting the figure of Winslet, 36, who won an Emmy for her title role in mini-series Mildred Pierce earlier this year.
Actress Kate Winslet may visit the wreck of the Titanic in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.
Her company has been requested by renowned businessman Richard Branson. He thought her presence on such an excursion would be fitting since she starred in the 1997 movie Titanic, which, for a time, was the biggest moneymaking film ever released.
Kate Winslet waxwork joins Madame Tussauds
The trip itself will involve a 12,500 feet dive into the North Atlantic.
An occasional singer and an English actress with several awards and nominations Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born on October 5, 1975. She was born in Reading, Berkshire and was raised by parents Sally Anne and Roger John Winslet, a barmaid and swimming pool contractor respectively. Her parents were very busy at work that she didn’t have the privileged upbringing. Winslet’s maternal grandparents Oliver and Linda Bridges ran the Reading Repertory Theater.
Winslet started acting study at Redroofs Theater School at the age of 11. She appeared in a television advertisement at the age of 12. According to the advertisement filmamaker Tim Pope, Winslet was a natural actress.
Over the next years, she appeared on stage regularly and won several parts in sitcoms. Her big break came when she was seventeen, she was included in the film, Heavenly Creatures in 1994, the movie received positive acclaims by critics even if it was not a box office hit.
Winslet auditioned for Sense and Sensibility after a year. She made an impression to Emma Thompson, and was chosen over a hundred of hopefuls for the role of Marriane Dashwood. Soon she was awfor the role of Marriane Dashwood. Soon she received British Academy awards and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
Soon she starred on films, Jude and Hamlet in both in 1996. Her biggest break in the industry was when she portrayed the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron’s Titanic (1997). After that film, Winslet was seen as an international star. She garnered Best Actress nomination for her performance in the said movie.
Soon Winslet was included in the movies Hideous Kinky (1998) and Holy Smoke (1999). She played as a chambermaid and accomplice in the movie, Quills in 2000. She received her fourth Academy Award nominations at the age of 29 and was the youngest actress that was honored of having it.
She was also included in the films Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008). Her performance in the Revolutionary Road was acclaimed by New York magazine critic David Edelstein as the best English speaking film actress of her generation.
The Holiday and Flushed Away were the biggest commercial success of her career. In addition, of Winslet’s honorariums, she was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. She was the vocalist on some soundtracks of works she has played. She sang the single, What If, a soundtrack for Christmas Carol: The Movie.
The wax replica has been draped in the red cap-sleeve Elie Saab dress which she wore to collect her prize at the ceremony.
Winslet was married to assistant director, Jim Threapleton in 1998. The couple had a daughter named Mia Honey Threapleton on 2000, but the couple divorced in 2001. She was remarried to Sam Mendes in 2003. She gave birth to Joe Alfie Winslet-Mendes after a year. The couple divorced on February 2010 after seven years of marriage
Winslet lives in New York’s Greenwich Village with her two children, six-year-old son Joe, whose father is Sam, and her daughter Mia, nine, from her relationship with ex-husband Jim Threapleton.
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