Date of Birth 5 October 1975, Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Birth Name Kate Elizabeth Winslet
Ask Kate Winslet what she liked about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume; that runs the gamut from Shakespearean tragedy to modern-day mysticism and erotica. 6 times Oscar nominee, and one time winner. She is one of those A list actors who are truly an inspiration for every one.