Photos of Kate Winslet Through the Years

View Slideshow
Cheapism is editorially independent. We may earn a commission if you buy through links on our site. Learn more
Sundholm Magnus/Action Press/Shu

Kate Winslet's Career Highlights

This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.

Landing her debut TV role at age 15 (on the British television series ‘Dark Season’), Kate became a household name in the late-1990s for her roles in ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (where she received her first nominations for the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. She also won her first BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Marianna Dashwood) as well as 'Titanic.' The latter made her a superstar and forever tied her to her on-screen costar, Leonardo DiCaprio. Since then, she shifted gears and appeared in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ ‘Finding Neverland,’ and ‘Revolutionary Road.’ In 2008, she landed a role in ‘The Reader,’ and though the film received mixed reviews, Kate won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Since then, she has remained a fixture in Hollywood, so take a look at her throughout the years.

©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Eve

Kate Winslet & Emma Thompson in ‘Sense and Sensibility’

Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet co-starred in in the 1995 version of ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ The role won Kate numerous nominations, as well as a BAFTA and a SAG Award

©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Eve

Kate Winslet in ‘Hamlet’

A 21-year-old Kate Winslet is seen in 1996’s ‘Hamlet‘ as Ophelia. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film remains an iconic classic. In the movie, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. 

©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett C

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Titanic’

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are seen in the most iconic scene from 1997’s ‘Titanic’. The critically acclaimed film went on to win 11 Oscars.

©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett C

Kate Winslet in ‘Titanic’

Kate Winslet is seen as Rose in ‘Titanic.’ The actress previously talked about achieving the character’s signature red hair. “Rose was never described as having red hair, and I remember the first conversation with Jim Cameron about her hair color,” she reflected. “He asked, ‘How would you feel if we did something really bold with her hair?’ He wanted it to be red, but an intense, unusual red, and I was very excited about that,” she explained to Elle magazine.

Globe Photos/Mediapunch/Shutters

Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio attend the 1998 Golden Globes

Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. Kate stunned in a black lace dress as she posed with her on-screen beau.

©Focus Films/Courtesy Everett C

Kate Winslet rocks blue hair in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

Kate Winslet smiles in a scene from 2004’s ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. The actress rocked blue hair for the role of Clementine Kruczynski. Jim Carrey also starred in the project.

Picture Perfect/Shutterstock

Kate Winslet at the 2007 Oscars

Kate Winslet stunned in a silk gown on the red carpet for the 79th Annual Academy Awards in Feb. 2007. She kept her blond hair back in a bun, adding a pop of color with red lipstick.

©Weinstein Company/Courtesy Eve

Kate Winslet in ‘The Reader’

Kate Winslet is seen in 2008’s ‘The Reader.’ She previously explained that the character caught her attention several years before, when she was 27 and read the book. “I was pregnant with my son, Joe … I was absolutely gripped and compelled and ultimately devastated by the novel and immediately thought, ‘Oh well, someone must be making this into a movie. Gosh, I wonder who’s going to play Hanna Schmitz?’ I never, ever, ever thought of myself because I felt I was 27, and 27 and 32, to me that seemed like such a big gap,” she said to EW at the time.

©DreamWorks/Courtesy Everett Co

Kate Winslet in ‘Revolutionary Road’

Kate Winslet stuns in a scene with Leonardo DiCaprio for 2008’s ‘Revolutionary Road.’ The pair played a young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s as they struggle to come to terms with their personal issues as they manage raising two kids. The film marked the first time the actors reunited since 1997’s ‘Titanic’. 

Matt Sayles/AP/Shutterstock

Kate Winslet Wins Best Actress at the Oscars

Kate Winslet holds the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in ‘The Reader’ at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. The actress looked gorgeous in a one-shoulder blue gown.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutt

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio Arrive at the Oscars

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet arrive at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016. The ‘Titanic’ co-stars showed up in their red carpet best: Leo was dapper in a tuxedo that matched Kate’s classic strapless dress.

Gregory Pace/Shutterstock

Kate Winslet at the ‘Wonder Wheel’ premiere

Kate Winslet wears all black at the ‘Wonder Wheel‘ film premiere in New York on Nov. 14, 2017. She paired her Tom Ford dress with sandals, a red lip and red nails.

Courtesy Everett Collection

Kate Winslet in ‘Ammonite’

Kate Winslet is seen as her character in 2020’s ‘Ammonite.’ The story, set in 1840s England, follows fossil hunter Mary Anning and her intense relationship with another young woman.