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Kate Winslett

The star of Titanic has been involved in a campaign against foie gras, encouraging chefs to remove it from their menus, and asking consumers to boycott restaurants that serve it.

Winslet first shot to fame after her starring role in the blockbuster Titanic (1997), as Rose DeWitt. Her heart-wrenching performance opposite Leonardo DiCaprio earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and enabled her to become one of Britain's most well known and beloved actresses. She first appeared on TV when she was just a child, in a cereal commercial. Following this, she appeared in the TV series, Shrinks, before going on to star in various theater productions such as Adrian Mole and Peter Pan. Her role in the 1995 film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, alongside Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman, gained her a an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and the praise of many critics. She then went on to star in an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Jude, and performed Ophelia in Kenneth Brannagh's Hamlet. 

More recently, Winslet has starred in such films as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), which earned her an Academy Award nomination for her performance, and Finding Neverland (2004) alongside Johnny Depp. In 2008, she appeared again with former co-star DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road, in their portrayal of a struggling married couple in 1950s.