Hard to believe that Kate Winslet’s body is the most admired in the world by women in England. She is, of course, the actress who got it on with Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, and beyond that received critical acclaim for her role in The Reader for which received six Academy Award nominations including her own Best Actress Oscar.

Kate Winslet body


Despite all of her acting success, for most Americans she remain a “2nd tier” actress and by that I do not mean a poor actress. She simply does not have the notoriety in the States and box office draw as more famous actresses like Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, and lately Megan Fox.

But as an actress she is unquestionably fine. In fact New York magazine dubbed her the best actress of her generation. Her talent is undoubtedly one of the reasons that British women voted the Kate Winslet body on the top of a list of celebrity bodies most admired by women. Despite all the hours spent in front of mirrors, women do not simply admire other women for their looks. Men are more simple that way. The most admired body for men is the one we want to sleep with.

Harsh tabloids have labeled the Kate Winslet body type chubby, or even fat. That is ridiculous of course, but it does point out an interesting contrast in the list of most admired bodies. So let’s examine the list top to bottom:

Most Admired Celebrity Bodies according to a survey by Slimming World:

1. Kate Winslet
2. Kelly Brook
3. Halle Berry
4. Cheryl Cole
5. Beyoncé
6. Megan Fox
7. Lily Allen
8. Keeley Hazell
9. Kate Moss
10. Jordan
11. Victoria Beckham

Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham are skinny as rails. I thought the days of Twiggy as a sex symbol were long gone but some women still admire that body type. That’s too bad, but they are the only alarmingly thin women on the list so I suppose that is progress. The others vary from certainly petite to, well, the Kate Winslet body type, whatever you want to label it.

This is the case when evaluating men as well. Most people are turned off by our own president’s physique for the same reason. Too skinny just isn’t cool anymore, and there is no question that our commander in chief is perceived as way too thin by most people.

Curious as to our own readers thoughts about Kate Winslet’s body as the most admirable, differences between men and women, and how our ideal has changed over time.