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'Titanic' actress Kate Winslet turns 40; interesting facts!

Titanic star Kate Winslet on Tuesday turned 40. The Oscar-winning actress, gained international recognition following her role in the mega-successful “Titanic'. Let’s take a look at a few interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about your fa

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 October 2015, 06:23:51 PM
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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Her first film break came in 1994 when she played an obsessive adolescent in “Heavenly Creatures".
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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Did you know that Kate Winslet’s middle name is Elizabeth and both her parents, Roger Winslet (R) and Sally Bridges Winslet (L) — are actors. Again, her maternal grandparents founded the Reading Repertory Theatre.
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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She made her acting debut at the age of 11 and went to performing arts high school later on.
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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Because of her period roles in films such as “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), "Jude" (1996), "Hamlet" (1996), and “Titanic” (1997), she came to be known as a "Period Piece Babe."
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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In Titanic, she was the only actor to not wear a wetsuit as Deborah Lynn Scott specially designed Winslet’s dress for the climax scenes of the movie.
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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The star won both the Best Actress (for “Revolutionary Road”) and Best Supporting Actress (for “The Reader”) awards at the 2009 Golden Globes. She is only the third person to have accomplished the feat.
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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“Finding Neverland” grossed $118 million worldwide — her second highest grossing film since “Titanic.”
Kate Winslet turns 40!

Kate Winslet turns 40!

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She has appeared nude in 15 films so far.