Kate Winslet

by ethnic on January 12, 2009

Birth Name: Kate Elizabeth Winslet

Place of Birth: Reading & Wokingham, Berkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 October, 1975

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/16 Swedish and 1/32 Welsh

Kate Winslet is a multiple award-winning English actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). She has also starred in numerous films, including Sense and Sensibility, Titanic, and Little Children. Some people consider her the best English-speaking film actress of her generation.

Kate is the daughter of Sally Anne (Bridges) and Roger John Winslet. She is of English ancestry, except for one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, who was a Swedish immigrant, and a Welsh great-great-great-grandfather. Her uncle, Robert Bridges, is also an actor. Her maternal grandparents, Linda and Archibald Bridges, founded the Reading Repertory Theatre.

Kate is married to businessperson Ned Rocknroll. She has three children; a son with Rocknroll, a daughter with her former husband, director Jim Threapleton, and a son with her former husband, director Sam Mendes.

Kate’s paternal grandfather was Charles John William Winslet (the son of Charles Winslet and Emily Mary Wells). Kate’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of John Winslet and Susannah/Susan Mary Phillips. Emily was the daughter of William F. Wells and Sarah Ann.

Kate’s paternal grandmother was Blanche Florence Sims (the daughter of George Frederick V. Sims and Florence Eliza Abram/Abrahams). George was born in Cardiff, Glanmorganshire, Wales, and was of one quarter Welsh descent; he was the son of Henry Sims and Sarah Barton, whose own father was Welsh.

Kate’s maternal grandfather was Archibald Oliver/Ottewill Bridges (the son of Robert Tilby Bridges and Louisa Amy Hales). Robert was the son of Robert Bridges and Mary Ann Ottewill. Louisa was the daughter of Henry Hales and Sarah.

Kate’s maternal grandmother was Linda Elsie Plumb (the daughter of George William Plumb and Florence Theodelinda Lidman). George was the son of John Plumb and Louisa Rosamond/Ruth Parker. Florence was the daughter of Alfred Lidman, a Swedish immigrant, and of Mary Ann Treyessick.

Sources: Family histories of Kate Winslet – http://www.telegraph.co.uk
http://blog.findmypast.co.uk

Genealogies of Kate Winslet – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Kate’s paternal grandmother, Blanche Florence Sims (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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madman May 23, 2016 at 11:38 am

Kate’s great-grandfather George Sims was born in Cardiff, Glanmorganshire, Wales. His father was English, and his mother was of half Welsh and half English descent. So Kate is 1/32 Welsh.

Genealogy of Kate’s paternal grandmother, Blanche Florence Sims – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=petercooper&id=I479

bakchoyhurl February 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm

She changed a lot.

spaceyaquarius August 8, 2013 at 1:56 am

Another English/Swedish hottie. Remember her in “Titanic” 1997 when she was 21? Man, dem boobies were totally worth the long length of the movie and the crying girls in the movie theatre. About time to watch it again. But seriously, her head got all bigger since then and she has hit the wall. She is irrelevant at this point.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 2:25 am

It’s kinda funny, because she thinks she is more attractive now than in her Titanic days.

I still find her pretty though, but she was incredibly gorgeous in Titanic. I wouldn’t compete with that look.

I do agree that her forehead is getting broader as she’s ageing…

Allie April 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

English rose,

karro Jansson March 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm

lidman i dont know if it a swedish surname,but she probably has swedish ancestry,even if you dont agree,i think she looks kind of swedish,a little.

Malin Roseen February 12, 2012 at 2:30 am

Her paternal grandmother is swedish,i think..

Charlie October 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

English and Swedish? no wonder she is so gorgeous!!

Ariana decir-gracias! August 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

She is a beauty! <3

rafael July 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm

hottest englishwoman today

Pegzi May 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

That’s not saying much

ethnic May 10, 2010 at 8:24 am

Nice one aps

aps May 10, 2010 at 6:10 am

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