Kate Winslet | Woman Extraordinaire

via US Bazaar, Aug 2009I think Kate Winslet spends a bit too much time, talking about her deteriorating physicality at 33. It’s the American woman Hollywood syndrome. Remember, French, Italian and Brazilian women don’t think this way.

The Academy-award winning mom of two, and wife of one debuts in a Lancome ad this month. We’ll see about the air brushing, Kate insists she will be ‘real’.

‘Part of the reason Lancome asked me was because I come across as a woman other women can identify with,’ she said.

In pursuit of that role, Kate’s always asking the studios to stop making her perfect.

‘I have wrinkles here [on her forehead], which are very evident,’ she told American magazine Harper’s Bazaar. The UK Daily summarizes that interview, which will also be featured over in Smart Sensuality.

Kate has been very open about not being pretty girl as a teenager. Lest she seem disingenuous, Winslet insists, “Seriously. Because I think what you feel like as a teenager never really goes away. If you were teased for being fat or thin or having bad teeth, you’re always insecure about that particular area of yourself. So I’ve never thought of myself as any kind of beauty, iconic or otherwise.”

This woman is clearly too hard on herself, especially for an old soul. We imagine that she will be a ravishingly, grandma at 55. Anne

via US Bazaar, Aug 2009