Kate Winslet: Nude, Formerly Fat

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Kate Winslet might be the best actress alive.

She's already been nominated for five Academy Awards and buzz over her role in Revolutionary Road make a sixth nomination likely.

But the star, who poses nude in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, earns our respect as much for her off-screen wisdom as for her on-screen talent.

In 2003, she famously objected when GQ airbrushed away her curves and elongated her legs for a cover shoot, saying: "I don't look like that and I don't desire to look like that... It wasn't that they simply retouched my image - they completely stretched it so I looked like I was six feet tall and a size two."

Kate Winslet Nude

In the current feature article, Winslet talks about life as an overweight child:

"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. And I still sort of have that."

Everyone should look as "wrong" and as "different" as Winslet.