Kate Winslet Says No to Cosmetic Surgery

The Oscar-winning British actress has declared cosmetic surgery unacceptable, and states she will never get it done. “It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty.  I will never give in,” she said. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Over the years she has consistently spoken up for women appreciating themselves as they are naturally. Growing up with a body type that is not stick thin, and pursuing acting at the same time, appears to have led to a healthy and realistic view on body image. This past Spring she said in an interview, “I don’t have parts of my body that I hate or would like to trade for somebody else’s or wish I could surgically adjust into some fantasy version of what they are.” (Source: Okmagazine.com) Winslet has been known to speak out about body image issues for women, particularly  as they are related to ideals created by mass media.

Kate said as a child she was overweight, and it impacted her sense of what was possible in the future, because she didn’t see any overweight famous actresses. So speaking about it now could help young women feel they have a chance too. Even Oprah complimented Winslet on her natural physique.

If you believe this is just all talk, she won a libel lawsuit about her body image from a newspaper for $40,000.  “I felt that I had a responsibility to request an apology in order to demonstrate my commitment to the views that I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise,” she explained. (Source: newser.com)

Actually her talking about the subject has raised awareness, because of all the press coverage a famous actress receives. Her consistency on body image issues has been celebrated by various websites, but it also is about her relationship with her own daughter. She is frightened by the possibility her daughter could be influenced by images of underweight women in the media.

Image Credit: Caroline Bonarde Ucci

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115 comments

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert3 years ago

Wise young woman, headed for middle age slower than this middle aged man is headed for old...

Rosette Reyes
Rosette Reyes3 years ago

noted... it seems some celebrities wouldn't admit that they undergo surgery or botox.. if kate winslet is successful on her diet and exercise, then it is good for her... lucky genes, i guess..

Eddie C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Intelligent and beautiful....

Angela N.
Angela N.4 years ago

thank you :)

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran4 years ago

Thanks.

Rin S.
Rin S.4 years ago

Gahh it said my sending failed! Now I have two similar posts...

Rin S.
Rin S.4 years ago

I really admire her so much. She's so beautiful and such an inspiration.

Rin S.
Rin S.4 years ago

I admire her so much. She's an inspiration, seriously.

Carmen Harris
Carmen Harris4 years ago

She's a good influence on weight issues! I hope that she keeps on having the influence she currently has, or even better, upping the influence and awareness.