Celebrity Transformations Kate Winslet's Beauty Evolution From the '90s to Today The actress is the epitome of understated elegance. By Krista Carter Krista Carter Krista Carter is a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience working in beauty and fashion. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 9, 2023 @ 09:12AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Rich Fury/Getty 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. Kate Winslet's Beauty Journey Has Come Full Circle Keep scrolling for Kate Winslet's beauty evolution from the '90s to now. 01 of 24 1986 Rex The feathered-haired youngster nabbed her first professional gig-in a commercial for a kids' cereal-at age 11. 02 of 24 1993 ALLSTAR/GLOBE PHOTOS, INC. 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. Celebrity Hairstylists Share the 9 Prettiest Highlight Ideas For Redheads 03 of 24 1997 Theodore Wood/Retna 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." 04 of 24 1999 Starstock/Photoshot/Everett Collection 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. 05 of 24 2001 Sara DeBoer/American Foto Features/Retna "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. 20 Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles That Prove This Classic Look Is Truly Timeless 06 of 24 2002 SGranitz/WireImage "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. 07 of 24 2004 Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Evening elegance for the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind actress: a single loose tendril and sheer rose lipstick. 08 of 24 2005 Steve Granitz/WireImage "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. 09 of 24 2007 Fitzroy Barrett/Landov 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. 10 of 24 2008 Picture Perfect/Rex Features 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. These Texturizing Shampoos Are the Secret to Perfect Beach Waves 11 of 24 2009 Mark Abrahams With windswept hair and a radiant complexion, Winslet was absolutely mesmerizing as our cover star. 12 of 24 2009 Steve Granitz/WireImage 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. 13 of 24 2010 Steve Granitz/WireImage "We usually do opalescent skin, pinkish lips, and lots of mascara," Dempsey said of the Mildred Pierce star's signature combo. 14 of 24 2011 AP Photo/Joel Ryan At the Venice Film Festival premiere of Carnage, Winslet showed us a dressed-up version of a mini-pompadour. How to Upgrade Your Ponytail for Summer 15 of 24 2012 Steve Granitz/WireImage Winslet won a Golden Globe for Mildred Pierce wearing a casually tousled updo and sheer rose gloss. 16 of 24 2012 exen / Splash News For the London premiere of Titanic 3D, the award-winning actress paired retro waves with a strong red lip. It's classic Hollywood. 17 of 24 2013 Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images The mom-to-be kept her makeup natural, going for a sheer lip and shimmery eye at the premiere of Labor Day. How to Master Natural Makeup Looks Like an MUA 18 of 24 2014 George Pimentel/Getty Images 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. 19 of 24 2015 Chris Jackson/Getty Images 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). 20 of 24 2016 Gregg DeGuire/Getty If anyone can pull off a cool-girl hair flip and blonde beach waves on the red carpet, it's Winslet. 21 of 24 2017 Rich Fury/Getty 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. The 6 Essential Eye Makeup Tips for Women Over 40 22 of 24 2018 David M. Benett / Dave Benett / Getty Images At the London Film Critics Circle Awards, Winslet showed us how a little cat eye, red lip, and tousled waves never hurt anyone. 23 of 24 2021 Rich Fury / Getty Images 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. 24 of 24 2022 Mike Marsland / WireImage 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.