Kate Winslet teaches her daughter to love her curves

Kate Winslet opened up about childhood bullying to British adventurer Bear Grylls during an appearance on his hit TV show, Running Wild with Bear Grylls. While scaling the tough terrain of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, the 39-year-old mother of three revealed that growing up she was called hurtful names like “chubby” and that she “never heard positive reinforcement about body image from any female in my life.”

Kate scaled treacherous terrain on Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

The Divergent star also shared that she has made it her personal mission to ensure that her daughter Mia, 14, is surrounded by positivity and healthy body messages. “I stand in front of the mirror and say to her, ‘We are so lucky we have a shape. We’re so lucky we’re curvy,’” says Kate, who admits that she is relieved when her daughter tells her, “Mommy, I know, thank God.”

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Kate, who has two other children – 11-year-old Joe and Bear, 20 months – is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful women and has been the face of Lancôme for eight years. Still, the Berkshire native admits that, “I was bullied at school. I was chubby, always had big feet, the wrong shoes, bad hair.”


Kate attended Wimbledon with daughter Mia, whom she couldn't help but kiss and hug.

The star of the upcoming movie The Dressmaker, which will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, has been a long advocate for healthy body perception in Hollywood. She famously hit back at GQ magazine in 2003 after the print publication published a photo of the actress that had been noticeably airbrushed to make her appear slimmer. She has also been very outspoken about embracing her milestone 40th birthday on Oct. 5, telling People, “I'm definitely going to get to my birthday and feel I've earned it! I have the kind of wrinkles that are here to stay now. That's the way it is.”

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