“Paint me like one of your French girls,” said Kate Winslet in Titanic, and we were panting like Frenchmen as she let loose her can-cans to help create the biggest box-office hit of all time. That was no ’90s damage as millions of adolescent males caught their first big-screen nudity courtesy of the movie’s PG-13 rating. It was the bod that launched a million fantasies–and then we even got to see them in 3D!
The young actress could’ve milked that fame, too. Instead, Kate Winslet skipped pandering to the teens and launched an impressive film career that covered cool indie fare (like Hideous Kinky and Quills) with upscale major-studio hits (Revolutionary Road and Contagion). She’s also done some more bizarre fare worthy of her healthy sense of humor. Sadly, Kate didn’t get kinky in the tasteless comedy Movie 43. It was left to Hugh Jackman to show off his body parts in that film. Kate still did a fine job lampooning herself when she guested with Ricky Gervais on the HBO series Extras.
Kate has also won plenty of awards her work in prestigious productions like The Reader and Little Children. That’s especially important because Kate Winslet likes elegant gowns with plenty of cleavage. She’s like a classy Katy Perry when it comes to plentiful displays of stirring sideboob. We’ve put together 38 pictures as Kate celebrates her 38th birthday on October 5th, and we can tell you that her Titanic curves are as sexy as ever.
In fact, we’re happy to celebrate Kate as a good role model who isn’t afraid to be seen as a big curvy blonde. We crave the ’90s Kate, of course, but the bold actress certainly hasn’t felt beholden to Hollywood’s standards of beauty. Whatever she’s doing sure works. We’ve beholdened ourselves plenty to Kate’s older looks.
“I don’t want to spend time thinking about the size of my ar*e,” she recently explained, and that’s okay with us. We’ll gladly take over the job of thinking about all of Kate’s womanly assets. Now you can start doing the same–and if you want to spend more time in the ’90s, catch up with this week’s birthday tributes to Neve Campbell and Alicia Silverstone…