After starring in Titanic, Kate Winslet quickly became a household name all over the world. But while her career was in the midst of taking off, she surprisingly turned down the lead role in Shakespeare in Love – a role which later won Gwyneth Paltrow the Oscar for Best Actress – to appear in indie film Hideous Kinky.
But even though she missed out on a potential Academy Award, her role in Hideous Kinky gave her the change to meet her first husband, filmmaker Jim Threapleton.
Just a year after meeting on set, the couple tied the knot in November 1998 when Winslet was just 23 years old.
Two years later, in October 2000, Winslet and Threapleton welcomed their daughter, Mia Honey Threapleton, who is now 19 years old.
Unfortunately, as is the way for many young Hollywood couples, their relationship didn’t last long.
At just 26 years old, Winslet’s first marriage had come to an end…