Kate Winslet's Beauty Evolution From the '90s to Today

The actress is the epitome of understated elegance.

Kate Winslet tousled updo with pink monochromatic makeup
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Whether it's for her award-winning performances or her unequivocal beauty, actress Kate Winslet knows a thing or two about getting noticed. But rather than clamor for attention, she garners it organically. The 47-year-old has also become somewhat of a role model for loving the skin you're in — no matter your age or body type. It's no wonder, then, that we're obsessed. Beautiful on the inside and out, this English rose continues to blossom.

Keep scrolling for Kate Winslet's beauty evolution from the '90s to now.

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11-year-old Kate Winslet with feathered hair and bangs

The feathered-haired youngster nabbed her first professional gig-in a commercial for a kids' cereal-at age 11.

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17-year-old Kate Winslet with a straight strawberry blonde lob

A fresh-faced Winslet filmed her breakout role in Heavenly Creatures. Even though she was just 17 at the time, her straight strawberry-blonde lob lent an air of authority.

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Kate Winslet with retro red waves and a classic red lip in 1997
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Winslet captured hearts as a redhead in Titanic — and ruined her fiery mane: "It was quite damaged from all those water scenes and from re-dyeing it red so many times."

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Kate Winslet piecey blonde pixie with red lipstick
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A year for taking risks! Winslet bared all in Holy Smoke and lopped off her locks into a punky crop. Looking to go shorter? There's a pixie cut for every face shape.

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Kate Winslet with a half-up, half-down style and pink lip gloss
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"Kate doesn't like her hair overly done," stylist Renato Campora has said of the Iris star. Case in point, the simple half-updo Winslet wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Kate Winslet with a middle-parted loose blonde updo with minimal makeup

"We didn't want her hair to compete with her red dress," said Campbell Mcauley of the nominee's Academy Awards look. "I pulled it into a loose bun." As for her makeup, it was kept neutral for the same reason.

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Kate Winslet loose blonde updo with face-framing tendril and rose lip
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Evening elegance for the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind actress: a single loose tendril and sheer rose lipstick.

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Kate Winslet with romantic blonde curls and glossy pink lips
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"This is where it all started to get better for me," Winslet told InStyle of her Oscars look. "I was having a romantic moment," she said of her look, which included loose, swept-back curls and glossy pink lips.

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Kate Winslet with a '60s inspired updo with dark roots
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For the BAFTAs, the Little Children star rocked a '60s-inspired voluminous updo. Her fallen tendrils served a dual purpose: framing her face and making this look visually effortless.

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Kate Winslet with blonde scrunch-dried waves and peach lipstick
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Scrunch-dried waves — Winslet's staple style — for the Revolutionary Road premiere. It's a versatile look that fits right at home on the red carpet or at the beach.

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Kate Winslet with windswept layered blonde hair and a flawless complexion
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With windswept hair and a radiant complexion, Winslet was absolutely mesmerizing as our cover star.

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Kate Winslet with a swept-back updo, Popsicle-stained lips, and icy shadow
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Winslet scored big at the Oscars, picking up a statuette for The Reader and plenty of praise for her glam style. "I paired luminous skin with Popsicle-stained lips and icy shadow," said makeup artist Jillian Dempsey.

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Kate Winslet with side-parted long, retro blonde waves, opalescent skin, and pink lipstick
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"We usually do opalescent skin, pinkish lips, and lots of mascara," Dempsey said of the Mildred Pierce star's signature combo.

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Kate Winslet with a mini pompadour ponytail and defined brows
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At the Venice Film Festival premiere of Carnage, Winslet showed us a dressed-up version of a mini-pompadour.

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Kate Winslet casually tousled updo and sheer rose gloss
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Winslet won a Golden Globe for Mildred Pierce wearing a casually tousled updo and sheer rose gloss.

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Kate Winslet retro wave updo with a strong red lip
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For the London premiere of Titanic 3D, the award-winning actress paired retro waves with a strong red lip. It's classic Hollywood.

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Kate Winslet with a loose blonde updo, sheer lip, and shimmery eye
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The mom-to-be kept her makeup natural, going for a sheer lip and shimmery eye at the premiere of Labor Day.

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Kate Winslet with blonde waves, a fresh complexion, and pink lips
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The English rose exudes elegance without even trying. A fresh face, tousled waves, and a simple pink lip — plus, diamond drop earrings — make her red carpet-ready.

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Kate Winslet with a swept-back updo, subtle smoky eye, and light pink lipstick
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A subtle smoky eye and swept-back hair let Winslet's true beauty shine through. By leaving this style a little loose, it keeps from looking overly formal (read: severe).

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Kate Winslet with long beach waves and hair flip
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If anyone can pull off a cool-girl hair flip and blonde beach waves on the red carpet, it's Winslet.

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Kate Winslet swept-back updo with pink monochromatic makeup
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The actress wore her hair up in a loose updo to complement her dress's embellished high neckline, pairing the look with pink eyeshadow and a matching lip.

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Kate Winslet with wavy blonde hair and red lips

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At the London Film Critics Circle Awards, Winslet showed us how a little cat eye, red lip, and tousled waves never hurt anyone.

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Kate Winslet in a black v-cut gown with loose, face-framing blonde updo

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Winslet looked absolutely stunning when she attended the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in this plunging LBD. Her loose, face-framing updo and minimal makeup enhance her natural beauty. Call it simple, elegant, and statement-making all rolled into one.

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Kate Winslet side-parted wavy blonde hair, defined brows, and romantic makeup

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Winslet put all the focus on her shoulder-length curls, styling with a simple tuck behind the ear and hair flip for an utterly cool finish.

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