6. For her performance in two super hit period films, Sense and Sensibility and Titanic, she was popularly known as the “Period Piece Babe.”
7. Winslet wanted to play the role of Juliet in the movie William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet but the part went to Claire Danes. Winslet said later that Danes was brilliant in the role. She also said that she knew she was too old for the role.
8. Winslet turned down many mainstream movies to be part of independent films. Some of the famous movies that she let go were Anna and the King and Shakespeare in Love. Her movies after Titanic were Hideous Kinky and Holy Smoke.
9. As of 2107, Winslet is the youngest actor ever to have received four Academy Award nominations. She was 29 when she received her fourth nomination.
10. Winslet recorded the song “What If” for Christmas Carol: The Movie’s soundtrack. Very impressed with her efforts, the producers decided to release the song as a single. It was in the UK top ten.
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