Kate Winslet named ‘Ultimate Natural Beauty’, beats Audrey Hepburn

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Another week, another beauty poll. This one is bit more interesting, though. Kate Winslet has been named “The Ultimate Natural Beauty”, beating out Audrey Hepburn. Considering Audrey’s inclusion on the list, I can only guess that natural beauties of all time were being judged. In fact, only Britons were polled, and they were looking for “a classic English rose complexion without needing lots of make-up to look stunning”. Audrey was absolutely gorgeous, but she wasn’t an English rose.

Kate Winslet is obviously one of the most naturally beautiful women in the world today, if not ever. So I’m happy that she “won” the title. But the other women on the list denigrate Kate’s prize. Kelly Brook? Cheryl Cole? Really? They’re lovely women, but if it’s a judgment of naturally beautiful women of all time, where’s Grace Kelly? Where’s Katherine Hepburn? Where’s Elizabeth Taylor? Obviously, the list isn’t just for British women, or they wouldn’t have put Angelina Jolie and Audrey on the list.

Brit Oscar winner Kate Winslet has beaten movie legend Audrey Hepburn to the title of Ultimate Natural Beauty.

The Reader actress was hailed for having “a classic English rose complexion without needing lots of make-up to look stunning”, in a survey of 3,000 men and women.

Kate, 33, pipped Breakfast At Tiffany’s star Hepburn. Kelly Brook was third, followed by Cheryl Cole, Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson.

[From The Sun]

So who would have made my Natural Beauty/English Rose list? What about the most famous English rose of them all, Princess Diana? Or Vivien Leigh? People always forget just how beautiful Vivien Leigh was, but she was definitely one of the most stunning English rose-types to ever come out of England.

Why aren’t there lists like this for men? Which men are the loveliest, most natural English roses of them all? Clive Owen can’t make the list. Even though I think he’s naturally gorgeous, it’s more in a “tie me up please” sort of way rather than a “look at his skin” sort of way. You know who was just beautiful when he was young? Peter O’Toole. He was prettier than most women. It would make my life if one day, Peter O’Toole won one of these fake “Most Beautiful” contests.

Here’s Kate Winslet at Vanity Fair’s Academy Awards party in February. Images thanks to WENN.com .
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  1. rbsesq says:

    Why don’t you ever see Geena Davis on any of these lists? I’ve always thought she is one of the most strikingly beautiful women I’ve ever seen. I know she no longer has the star power that these other women have, but it’s not like people wouldn’t know her name. Am I alone in my thinking?

  2. HEB says:

    I agree about Geena Davis but unfortunatley she’s old and hasn’t gone nuts on botox (which is great for her but bad for her results in beauty polls)

  3. Enonymous says:

    The reason that Kate Winslet won is because she is the flavor of the year, with her winning an Oscar and everything. Although she and all the other celebrities are quite attractive, non of them are the “most beautiful” anything by any stretch of the imagination. These polls are based, once again, on who is the most media exposed this year and every year.

  4. morgs says:

    pretty sure Kate (and everyone else in Hollywood) isn’t as “natural” as she once was. She plays the “everywoman” card way way too hard.

    And yes I think she’s a phenomenal actress.

  5. Sauronsarmy says:

    What? The oh Holy one didn’t win?! Whatever, they’re just jealous.

  6. Payton says:

    Love Kate. She is very poised, and is beautiful INSIDE too.

  7. MeowMeow says:

    Yeah, I think Kate is simply lovely. Gorgeous!

  8. Annie says:


    OMG. I think she’s phenomenal.

    I’m also a huge GWTW fan so I’m biased. hah.

    Oh Rhett Butler!

  9. Patrice says:

    “Natural beauty”, she’s had work done!! It’s not even the same face that she had in her’Titanic’days. Give me a break.

  10. heima says:

    kate winslet is beautiful but nothing at all compared to audrey hepburn, imho.
    love them both, but love audrey hepburn the most.

  11. Shelly Shellz says:

    Audrey Hepburn has a classic beauty Kate could never touch…very disappointed with the “votes” as far as Geena Davis…I disagree. She’d never be on that list cuz she’s cute but not at all beautiful

  12. kaila says:

    Were there any women of color on that list? English rose my ass!!!

  13. Chiara says:

    :::Sigh::: my favs … Winslet and Streep, natural beauty/natural personna.

  14. leigh says:

    something about this article and your analysis made me smile and chuckle. thanks kaiser!

  15. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    When are the wealthy white ladies of the world going to get their break? She looks lovely, but natural? Check out HEAVENLY CREATURES. Natural like George Washington’s teeth. We should all be so lucky to have bleach, light, spackle and scalpel usher us into such a state of ‘natural beauty’ as this.

    I’m not disputing her beauty or talent, it’s clear that she has both. But forgive me if I scoff at this ‘English Rose’ business. Was that REALLY a criterion? What else was there? Only accepting Octaroon through Aryan? Blonde hair, huh? That takes virtue.

    I’ve often thought about how hard it would be under all of that scrutiny–but then I remember: not only do people salivate over their little self-congratulatory love-ins, but then the rest of the world is hired to fawn over them some more. Bunk.

    Well, I scoffed, that’s the only attention I’ll give this. This old brunette mare is going back to the library.

  16. TR says:

    Um isn’t she the woman who said, a couple of years ago, that she wouldn’t be the ‘thin’ star? Just before the Oscars, she had a physical overhaul, exercising her butt off to become that ‘thin’ actress who could fit into Herve Leger dresses and appear (airbrushed to perfection) in Vanity Fair?

    No actress is natural. They all have a ‘tune’ up on some level.

  17. Jenna says:

    Vivian Leigh was quite possibly one of the most beautiful women that I’ve seen in my life. My mother is such a fan of GWTW that I watched it while I was growing up and lord would I kill to wear those Southern dresses the way she did.

  18. Aussie says:

    And well deserved.
    She is a natural stunner, that has not succumbed to the size zero, pvc tit, liposucked ass,botoxed, collagen lip, filler head rage. She had 2 children naturally, not through surgery. She is a real example of todays woman. The thing is, if you look after yourself, her looks are achievable, that’s what is most appealing about her. She is 100% real. Go Kate, you rock man!

  19. fabulous says:

    I don’t get it. I think she is a total minger and a heifer as well.

  20. Camille says:

    Congrats to Kate, she is a pretty lady and deserved to win. Nice to see she beat out the usual crop of plastic fantastics like Megan ‘wannabe AJ’ Fox or Scarlett ‘I’m all natural’ Johansson.

  21. brewski says:

    I think she has a certain masculinity to her face. Wouldn’t be on my A list.