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Sep 01, 16 Ali   Campaigns, Images Comments Off on The 2017 Pirelli Calendar Is a Fashion Revolution Starring Your Favorite Actresses

Kate along with other amazing actresses like Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Robin Wright and Julianne Moore are going to be featured in the new Pirelli Calendar.

Last year the famous Pirelli Calendar took a huge departure from its traditional spread of nude or barely clothed young models to celebrate a different kind of women. The Annie Leibovitz–shot gallery featured accomplished women like Serena Williams, Yao Chen, Patti Smith, Yoko Ono, Ava DuVernay, and, perhaps most memorably, a stripped-down Amy Schumer. This year’s calendar is almost entirely comprised of Oscar-caliber actresses with the exception of Anastacia Ignatova—a Moscow State University professor credited as “special guest.”

The full 2017 list, including Ignatova, is Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Lea Seydoux, Robin Wright, Zhang Ziyi, Helen Mirren, Rooney Mara, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, and Jessica Chastain. This lineup—though not as racially diverse as the 2016 group—shows a clear preference toward more mature women. The average age of the 14 actresses is 44 years old, an anomaly in an industry that is renowned for its obsession with youth and beauty.

Though beauty is, of course, in no short supply among these actresses, photographer Peter Lindbergh tells Vogue he intended the 2017 lineup to be “a counter message to [the industry’s] fake beauty ideal.” In selecting his 2017 models, Lindbergh says he gathered “all the big names of actresses who are not known to do bimbo movies, but are known to do sensible films—most of them have got Oscars—and then let them be them.”

When Lindbergh last shot the calendar 13 years ago, his subjects were all young, up-and-coming actresses like Amy Smart, Brittany Murphy, Julia Stiles, Rachael Leigh Cook, Erika Christensen, Selma Blair, Lauren Bush, James King, and Bridget Moynahan in full glam mode. This year, Lindbergh says, he wanted to make the spread “a love song to the women I really know and really like, and there’s no exception. Everyone in this calendar, at one point in my life, I wanted to marry, and I didn’t have the balls to ask them!”

In the preview images above, the actresses aren’t exactly roll-out-of-bed fresh, but they are more tousled than your average pinup calendar look. Hair undone, sometimes in casual clothes, sometimes even looking makeup-free; these are Hollywood icons de-glammed. Lindbergh says he hopes the raw portraits of these famous, brilliant actresses in the 2017 calendar will allow Pirelli fans to connect with a different kind of female beauty:

You take everything away, you take the perfection away, you take great hairdos and wonderful makeup away—you take everything away and you say, ‘These are the twelve of the most sensible, emotional, [actresses].’ If you shoot it on women nobody knows, well, that’s a good idea too, but then you would not make the connection. What I wanted to do was get the 12 actresses who are the most important actresses—after them, there are not many others left—and use them with that message. Not to put them in character, not to do anything to them, [just say] ‘This is them, and they are raw, and they are sensible, and they are emotional.’ This is beautiful for me. That’s why I like this calendar more than any other before, including the ones I did.

Lindbergh—who first shot for Pirelli in 1996—relishes the opportunity to use this traditionally cheesecake calendar to make such a bold commentary on female beauty. After working for decades in the fashion industry, Lindbergh’s frustration with the way narrow beauty standards have become even narrower has reached a boiling point. He calls the Photoshopping craze “horrible,” saying, “If legs are large, that’s because they are legs, no? Today, editors go, ‘Oh, it’s terrible!’ I say, ‘What’s terrible, it’s a fantastic leg.’ ‘[But] it’s so thick!’ And I say, ‘Sorry, they have some muscles or something.’” According to Lindbergh, the size restrictions on models have gotten out of hand: “In the good old days, we found models on the street. Today you can’t take a normal person into a fashion shoot, because they’d never fit in the clothes—I’m talking about beautiful women with great bodies. You get used to the idea that clothes look great when they’re not filled up.”

While the 2017 Pirelli calendar may not change the fashion industry overnight, Lindbergh hopes it provides an antidote to what he considers a toxic beauty standard:

Beauty today is really twisted, for commercial reasons, so people think beautiful is what you see in advertising and in magazines—all these retouched women. You have to be perfect, you have to be thin, you have to be young—you have to be all this, and this is bullshit. It’s so awful, and this image of beauty is imposed on people for commercial reasons, because you can’t make money [if] you say to someone, ‘You know what, you’re beautiful the way you are.

That’s a stunning message to see presented on the pages of one of the most famously revealing calendars. But we’ve come a long way.

Jul 11, 16 Ali   Images, Sense & Sensibility Comments Off on Gallery Update: Sense & Sensibility

Marianne Dashwood is the first role I had ever seen Kate perform and it was love at first sight! To this day Sense & Sensibility is still one of my favorite films. I have added images to the gallery from this marvelous film!

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > CAREER > Films > 1995 | Sense and Sensibility

Mar 22, 16 Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on 2012 Events

I did some more additions in the gallery, this time images from the events Kate attended in 2012.

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Kate Winslet Web > EVENTS and APPEARANCES > 2012

Mar 17, 16 Ali   Images Comments Off on New Outtakes from 2015

I found some additional outtakes to a photoshoot did last year. This shoot has fast become a favorite.

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Kate Winslet Web > Outtakes > 2015 > 016

Mar 02, 16 Ali   Co-Stars, Interviews, Titanic, Videos Comments Off on Leonardo DiCaprio talking about Kate Winslet in 2004 will make you swoon

Harper’s Bazaar knows that we sure love to ship the friendship of Kate and Leo … so they took us down memory lane!

If you’re sick of seeing Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio embracing on your newsfeed, now is the time to stop reading this article.

For the rest of you humans who can’t get enough of their love affair, here is an excellent throwback interview between Leo and Oprah in 2004. When an audience member asks DiCaprio about his favorite on-screen kiss, he tells her, “I’m just gonna go with Kate Winslet, good old classic.”

Oprah proceeds to show a clip of Winslet talking about working on Titanic with DiCaprio in 1998: “I was like probably how all the women in this audience are, about Leonardo DiCaprio. Initially, I thought, ‘Ugh, how am I gonna work with this beautiful man who’s such a brilliant actor?’ And I met him and he’s honestly so lovely and down-to-earth and normal and so good at what he does.”

DiCaprio’s response? “That’s my girl.”

He continues: “I feel the same way about her. If it wasn’t for her making that film, we would have been shrapnel at this point. It was just the toughest film we ever had to make and we were partners together.”

Watch for the full effect below.

Mar 01, 16 Ali   Awards, Events, Images Comments Off on More from the Academy Awards

I have added a ton more images of Kate at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Unfortunately, she didn’t win an award but she celebrated as her friend Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar. She looked stunning in a shiny black gown by Ralph Lauren.

Thank you to Claudia for sharing some of these pics with us.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > 2016 > February 28 | The Academy Awards
Kate Winslet Web > 2016 > February 28 | The Academy Awards – Audience
Kate Winslet Web > 2016 > February 28 | The Academy Awards – Ceremony
Kate Winslet Web > 2016 > February 28 | The Academy Awards – Backstage

Feb 28, 16 Ali   Events, Images Comments Off on Kate at the Academy Awards

I have the first images of Kate arriving at the Academy Awards tonight.

Gallery Links:
Kate Winslet Web > 2016 > February 28 | The Academy Awards

Feb 17, 16 Ali   Articles Comments Off on Kate Winslet says playing a Brit “would be ultimate challenge”

Having put on an array of foreign accents in her award-winning career, British actress Kate Winslet says she really wants to play an English character, adding it would be “the ultimate challenge”.

The “Titanic” star has pretended to be American, Australian, Polish-Armenian and in her latest film, crime thriller “Triple 9”, a Russian-Israeli mafia boss.

“My M.O. (modus operandi) is just keep doing the unexpected. Although I do also keep trying to play an English person but that just doesn’t keep happening for me at the moment,” Winslet told Reuters in an interview.

“That would be the ultimate challenge and then I’d have no dialect coach at all. No one to have my back and I would be all by myself and probably more terrified than ever before. Wouldn’t that be novel?”

Winslet plays the bejewelled and designer-clad Irina Vlaslov in action-packed “Triple 9” about corrupt police and the criminal underworld — a role she said “felt very out of my comfort zone”.

“I don’t know anyone like this woman. I didn’t like her. I didn’t empathize with her. I wanted that challenge of playing a character who really felt like a character,” she said.

Winslet is in the running for an Academy Award for her portrayal in “Steve Jobs” of the late Apple co-founder’s colleague Joanna Hoffman.

She won an Oscar for “The Reader”, an Emmy Award for “Mildred Pierce”, a Best Spoken Word Album For Children Grammy for “Listen to the Storyteller”, meaning she is just missing a Tony Award to complete the “EGOT” acronym of all four major entertainment honours.

Asked if going to Broadway was next, Winslet said: “Well I suppose it probably is now. And that’s more because of my 12-year-old son Joe, who … is just obsessed with records.”

“So since he has learnt about this ‘EGOT’ thing, he’s like, ‘Mum you’ve gotta do it.'”

Winslet has backed her “Titanic” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio to win the best actor Oscar this year for “The Revenant”.

Both have been honoured this awards season, reuniting on the red carpet, much to the delight of “Titanic” fans, something that surprised Winslet.

“It’s crazy but it’s wonderful how people still get such a kick out of the (“Titanic” characters) Jack and Rose combo.”