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Kate Winslet - "Vanity Fair" December 2008

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Kate Winslet bares it all for the December 2008 issue of Vanity Fair, which hits shelves November 11. Here’s what the 33-year-old British actress says in the mag:

On her fashion sense: “I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city and I think, I should make more of an effort. … But then I think, they can’t be happy in those heels.”

On her body: “This is going to sound really weird, but I never had a desire to be famous. I never had huge ambitions – never. I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses. I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I’m being very sincere. You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid. Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else.”

Read the full feature at VanityFair.com.

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  • TIM GUNN

    Talented, intelligent, lovely.

  • Naten

    she lost her class doing a photoshoot like this…

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    Look at the bottom! Twilight the movie, I will need this magazine :)
    Love Kate Winslet too

  • eb

    Shut up naten you’re an idiot. Kate is the queen of classy nudity you moron. She doesn’t look like a tart, she looks every bit as gorgeous and artistic as her famous Titanic scene.

  • blah

    aaww she’s such a cutie. although i don’t think shes’ fat by anyones standards.

  • blah

    she looks super gorgeous on teh cover btw

  • Dancer

    Gorgeous cover. Great interview too.

  • flirtlikecrazy

    I don’t like Vanity Fair anymore as it’s getting so political these 2 years.

  • me

    I never would have guessed these pics were of Kate. They look nothing like her. Anyways I adore her, she is so talented and seems so down to earth.

  • Korina

    Kate has more class than anyone else in Hollywood!

  • mimi

    She does a complete nude photoshoot taken by someone else not her husband and it is gorgeous and an art and Brad takes pictures of the woman he loves breastfeeding their baby which is nothing compared to these pictures and they are slated. hypocrites and jealous haters.

  • Sam

    Kate is gorgeous, I’ve always loved her!

  • sienna

    she is very beautiful and very talented!!!

  • klee

    Who is she kidding? I hate how all the super-worshipped actresses whine about how they feel weird-looking and ostracized. There’s something extremely phony about the Keira Knightleys and now Winslet, who get paid millions, blasted in front of all the fashion mags, fawned over just for being who they are, and then turn around and try to have us believe that they really, really, really do believe they’re ugly and insecure…just like the normal people. They are either pathologically delusional or more likely, just selling some false humility.

  • honestly

    Those pictures don’t even look like her. Unless someone told me that it was her I wouldn’t have guessed it was Kate Winslet. Is this some airbrusher gone wild? Or did getting really thin now make her look like every other rapidly-approaching-40-and-worried actress in Hollywood?

    She’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but what I’m saying is that I don’t think she looks much at all like she’s been looking the last 15 years (and that was charmingly rounded, sexy and beautiful)

  • LolaSvelt

    I’m not a fan of the cover, very Sharon Stone-Basic Instinct…other than that.

    How did she lose her class by doing this photoshoot? She is paying homage to Catherine Deneuve!

  • REM

    photshop much cos d person on dat cover looks more like blonde keira knightley n not kate winslet

  • Ingrid

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    She does a complete nude photoshoot taken by someone else not her husband and it is gorgeous and an art and Brad takes pictures of the woman he loves breastfeeding their baby which is nothing compared to these pictures and they are slated. hypocrites and jealous haters.
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    Considering she’s paying tribute to one of her favourites, Catherine Deneuve and is not breastfeeding or taking pictures of her personal life…idiot.

  • eb

    hey brangelina dork go to another post. Its so lame that you are whining about poor Brangelina. The difference is Kate is not an attention whore who sells her private life to the masses. She’s a real actress and this photoshoot is a tribute to Catherine Deneuve you moron. She’s never sold pictures of her children to any magazines for money. She’s a real actress not some tabloid celebrity.

  • Lilly

    i think she is one of the ugliest woman without make up i ever seen, but she looks really good here!

  • Charles

    come on people, of course she has everything but not class! look at her: almost naked in two pics….it’s rude in my opinion!

  • clara

    I think some of you are too hung up on Kate’s weight. It’s so boring. She’s not the girl in Titanic anymore. She’s grown up, had kids, her body went through changes. She doesn’t look like Keira Knightley but because the insecure chubby regular folks want her to have baby fat forever they will probably get all dramatic about Kate looking “too slim” in this shoot. Kate has been slim for the past 5 years. Did you see her at the Oscars when she wore that blue dress? She was just never too thin or to big. Leave her alone. The fixation on her weight is beyond boring. Talk about her amazing acting instead.

  • Julie

    Does not even look like her. Do the celebrities look at these covers and say …. “oh yea…that is a great photo of me…or is not me…geez, I can’t tell!!”

  • Pen

    paying tribute to Catherine Deneuve?????yes ok, Catherine WOULD NEVER appear in these poses in a mag!

  • http://promomami.blogspot.com becca

    kate winslet is NOT fat…. she’s beautiful.

    she doesn’t look like herself at all on this cover though… either this was photoshopped or she’s really gotten very thin.

    either way – she’s gorgeous and we lover her the way she is.

  • dell

    huh? Lilly she looks the same without makeup. She’s probably the most naturally beautiful actress because every pic of her out and about without makeup she still looks glowing. Ugliest you’ve ever seen? Please. She’s a natural beauty. I can’t believe these shallow Kate haters. To hate on Kate Winslet of all people?

  • anon

    Did Stephen Meisel do this shoot? Cuz it has all his fingerprints on it. she looks great as this fantasy shoot. If you want everyday then check out the stupid paps trashy pics. If you are into art and movies and photgraphy and fashion then you understand this.

    For the clueless person who said that Vanity fair has been getting political go back to sleep. Vanity fair is about global issues, high society and their scandals and fashion. What magazine have you been reading?

  • Valerie

    The cover doesn’t look like her at all.. too much “photoshop” or whatever software they use…

  • ANia

    gorgeous

  • LolaSvelt

    #24, god you’re an idiot. She’s paying tribute to old iconic pictures of Catherine Deneuve.

    Does this picture look similar to you? http://revart.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/movie_catherine_deneuve06_1.jpg

  • dell

    Pen do you know anything about Catherine Deneuve? Uh this is based on her famous film Belle Du Jour. Her iconic roll as a lady of the night. Vanity Fair always does tastefully bare photospreads. Remember the Scarlett Johansson/Keira Knightley one. Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Kate Moss. They always do this. What the hell are some of you people on about? Don’t get self-righteous here. This photo shoot is completely tasteful.

  • Helena

    Why is it that whenever someone like Angelina Jolie or Vanessa Hudgens are photoshopped to death on a magazine, people reply with: “STUNNING! AMAZING! SHE’S FLAWLESS.”, but when someone like Kate Winslet, who rarely does magazine covers, it’s like a travesty?

  • i like

    I like this retro blonde look. It’s like they wanted to channel Catherine Deneuve, Kim Novak and Tippi Hedrin and all those type of women from the 60′s.

    It is def a “look” . It’s like a part for a movie but Kate did this character for a photoshoot.

  • Amanda

    First of all magazines are PHOTOSHOPPED, AIRBRUSHED, whatever. That’s why I don’t understand the “Omgzzz that doesn’t even look like her.” Um that’s not the “real” her. Its her after hours of hair and makeup. Even Kate had said herself that’s how it works.

    Second of all how on earth did she lose her class by doing this photoshoot? She’s an actress who’s all for nudity – but it has to be for a significant reason. That just gives out class right there, she doesn’t just randomly take her clothes off. So this must have been significant for her. Plus she’s been nude before….heck, she was partially nude in her first movie!

    And third of all, why do people have a hard time believing that some celebs are insecure? It’s HUMAN. She’s a REAL woman. She’s been through insecurities of being overweight as a teen. She knows how it feels, she experiences it. And she never said “Oh poor me I’m ugly! I’m fat! I’m so terrible looking”. She’s right when she says that when you’re bigger in an atmosphere where most are very thin, you feel like you’re different from them. That mentality from her teen years is still stuck with her. But she’s comfortable with herself to the point where she doesn’t want to be a stick. So more power to her!

  • dell

    I agree Helena, what the hell is up with that? People put Kate on this pedestal and if she looks glamous and slim like here they want to attack her. It’s so immature. She is not Keira Knightley skinny at all. She is just the right size and has looked this way from years, you all just haven’t been paying attention. Her face was fuller in Titanic and she was much younger and still had baby fat. Kate’s not allowed to look smouldering? Maybe you are all just fooled by her plain jane roles she’s been playing but Kate is GORGEOUS and I’ve seen pics of her out and she is a natural beauty. Looks aside, let’s talk about her finally winning her Oscar already!

  • violet

    Well I saw her on Letterman 2 years ago and she looked just like she is here. I think some of you are forgetting that Titanic was over 10 years ago. Leo and her looks different.

  • ThatGirl

    Firstly, I’d like to say that Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet are two different women.

    Knightley is naturally thin and Winslet is naturally curvy. She even said she was overweight when she was younger. You can’t really compare the two because they’re two English actresses!

  • Nms

    Give thar woman an Oscar !!!!

    Gorgeous!

  • LOLA

    What a FAKE!!!!!
    I had so much more respect for her before this article…..
    uhhhh excuse me, but was it not her just a few years ago going on and on about how the weight issues today, and how she was so against all the superficial stuff, and because she was over weight…..but she said she was very happy that way and she said she felt she looked good……….uhhhhh …….and what is all this shit!!!!
    really that just goes to tell you how jelouse people are and they put down everyone that does not have a weight problem becuse they do….but the minute they loose weight they are half naked on a magazine….gee i wish i could find that interview, i beleive it was at an award or something….does anyone remem,ber……..i am surprised noe one has commented yet….this is the last girl i thoughtr would do this…what a frikin fake………

  • nobody knows i’m bi

    i love kate she’s so private smdowtoearth talented and classy
    and that’s what i call a covet,it’s actually the most beautiful xcover i’ve seen in ages including the one with julia roberts with the rose on vanity fair

  • fake victim

    klee @ 11/03/2008 at 4:28 pm Who is she kidding? I hate how all the super-worshipped actresses whine about how they feel weird-looking and ostracized. There’s something extremely phony about the Keira Knightleys and now Winslet, who get paid millions, blasted in front of all the fashion mags, fawned over just for being who they are, and then turn around and try to have us believe that they really, really, really do believe they’re ugly and insecure…just like the normal people. They are either pathologically delusional or more likely, just selling some false humility.

    I agree with you, i find Kate Winslet hypocrite, i mean she is constantly complaining ,playing on her “FAT” and fake victim role, she is constantly blaming other womans who wear high heels who feel good in their skin and who probably got a better sense of style than her ..and now look at her wearing HIGH HEELS and playing a model why you’re being as these womans [wearing thier high heels) that you criticize kate ?? what a hypocrite, why don’t you just shut your mouth already, cause we are getting really really sick of your constant bull sh!th that you throw on our throat.

  • bri

    TWILIGHT!!!!!!

  • DAISY

    Uh, to fake victim – ye, she’s wearing heels/ looking glamorous FOR A PHOTOSHOOT. What she’s trying to say is that she should make more of an effort on a daily basis – she’s not criticising women for wearing heels at all – quite the opposite – I got the impression that she was saying ‘dibs to you for wearing heels all the time, I wish I could but I can’t’ – I get wear she’s coming from because I’m the same. I wish I could look nice all the time but my laziness makes me choose comfort/ease over high maintenance looks. If it doesn’t come naturally, it is a lot of effort and frankly I don’t think many women can be bothered.

  • violet

    wow projecting your own insecurities on Kate much? The funny thing is I knew this would get the reactions from a few losers like you. How is she a hypocrite. Kate Winslet is a movie star, idiot. She is required under contract to promote her film. This is just a photo shoot for Vanity Fair. What she was talking about is her in REAL life you idiots. You’re mad that she wore high heels in a photo shoot? Wow you really need to get a life. That quote was about her in her everyday life. She’s always talked about not being unhealthy anorexic skinny. Which she is not. This photo shoot is just a homage to Catherine Deneuve she is in character. It’s just a photo shoot which all movie stars do. What do you expect her to be all plain jane in boots and sneakers on the cover of Vanity Fair? Get real. This bitching about “hypocrite Kate we want her to be chubby and in plain clothes on magazines” is so ridiculous it’s laughable.

  • tara

    What a FAKE!!!!!
    I had so much more respect for her before this article…..
    uhhhh excuse me, but was it not her just a few years ago going on and on about how the weight issues today, and how she was so against all the superficial stuff, and because she was over weight…..but she said she was very happy that way and she said she felt she looked good……….uhhhhh …….and what is all this ****!!!!
    really that just goes to tell you how jelouse people are and they put down everyone that does not have a weight problem becuse they do….but the minute they loose weight they are half naked on a magazine….gee i wish i could find that interview, i beleive it was at an
    award or something….does anyone remem,ber……..i am surprised noe one has commented yet….this is the last girl i thoughtr would do this…what a frikin fake………

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    you’re an idiot Kate Winslet was not “overweight” a couple of years ago. Did you see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? You call that overweight? What she said is girl don’t have to be a stick-thin size ZERO to be happy. And she is not a size zero. She’s a beautiful normal size. STFU please.

  • nsm

    I agree too about the fakeness , but now she is ridiclous especially after a photoshoped like this….and about all the shit she said …she should think twice next time before starting her craps.
    There is another think to me ,in her interviews she irritates the hell out of me,the way she talks her attitude i find her agressive , i just don’t like it .

  • http://www.justjared.com kay

    Kate Winslet is talented and beautiful an she’s not too thin haters! I agree with Helena.

  • tara

    agree with you, i find Kate Winslet hypocrite, i mean she is constantly complaining ,playing on her “FAT” and fake victim role, she is constantly blaming other womans who wear high heels who feel good in their skin and who probably got a better sense of style than her ..and now look at her wearing HIGH HEELS and playing a model why you’re being as these womans [wearing thier high heels) that you criticize kate ?? what a hypocrite, why don’t you just shut your mouth already, cause we are getting really really sick of your constant bull sh!th that you throw on our throat.
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    Kate Winslet wore high heels! Let’s burn her at stake! ha ha god you’re stupid. If you actually read the interview, but clearly you lack reading comprehension she was talking about wanting to be able to go around in high heels in her everyday life like some girls but she can’t. Kate Winslet doesn’t go to premieres and make films or photoshoots very often. Most of the time she is not wearing high heels when out and about and caring for her children. That’s what she meant.

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    now look at her wearing HIGH HEELS and playing a model

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    uh that’s Catherine Deneuve, legendary french actress in her iconic role Belle Du Jour dummy. It’s like one of those photoshoots where they make modern actresses to look like Greta Garbo or Audrey Hepburn. Magazines do that all the time. Didn’t you see the hitchcock one from early this year? It’s called getting into character.

  • nick

    “There is another think to me ,in her interviews she irritates the hell out of me,the way she talks her attitude i find her agressive , i just don’t like it .”

    What? She’s always the most charming, funny and lovely star in her interviews. She’s not aggressive, she’s just very lively. It’s charming. She’s a british gal with a very british sense of humor. I’ve never seen so many Kate Winslet haters before. Everyone seems to love her usually. Seems to be you people are looking for flaws in this great, beautiful, charming and talented woman only because you have low self-esteem. She gives te best interviews. You don’t know what you’re talking about. She was hilarious on Letterman a few years ago talking about the french talk show and telling a funny story about Cameron Diaz. She’s the coolest. Stop hating!

  • plz b

    Her -girl next door & fat- image that she is still trying so hard to sell is simply ridiclous, who is she trying to fool ? whene will she stop with that ? seriously, someone has to tell her STFU you fake b and stop annoying us with your fake ridiclous complains .

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