Kate in The Raw

How one actress worked--and stripped--her way from stardom to respect and back again

Two things distinguish the career of Kate Winslet. First, she had four Oscar nominations before she turned 30, a feat no other actor has managed since Liz Taylor more than four decades ago. Second, she has got naked in more movies than any nonporn star of her generation. From Titanic, the movie that propelled her into the American mainstream, in which she posed for Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack, to Little Children, her Oscar play for this year, in which she and Patrick Wilson's character have a tumble--the first of many--on the tumble dryer, she has shown her willingness to bare all. (For...

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