Kate Winslet has “the most desirable body”

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Much like the poll that came out of Britain several days ago that named Angelina Jolie as “the beauty icon of the decade”, this “most desired body” poll seems obscure and unscientific. Still, it’s interesting. Of the couple thousand British women polled, Kate Winslet has the most desired body by women. In addition to Winslet, Halle Berry, Beyonce, and Megan Fox made the list. So… eh. I love me some Winslet, and I would give her an award for “most attainable body”. You can tell she struggles with her weight and really works to maintain her figure, and she looks beautiful. But I’d rather have Halle Berry’s body. Or, if we’re naming our pie-in-the-sky ideal figure, I would love to have Blake Lively’s perky, trim (probably enhanced) figure.

It will bring comfort to millions of women who are feeling guilty after eating too much turkey and Christmas pudding over the past few days – and resolving to start a punishing gym routine in the New Year.

A survey has found that a fuller, curvy figures such as those belonging to Kate Winslet or Kelly Brook are back in fashion among women. Meanwhile, skeletal stars such as Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss have fallen out of favour, along with the surgically enhanced figure of Katie Price, aka glamour model Jordan.

Oscar winner Miss Winslet, 34 – who served sausages and mash at her first wedding and has spoken openly of the effects of motherhood on her body – topped the poll of 2,000 woman aged 18 or over, with 16 per cent of the votes.

Miss Brook received 15 per cent, while actress Halle Berry, who has an hour-glass figure, was third with 12 per cent. Beckham, Moss and Price were in equal last place, having received just one per cent of the votes. Other women included in the list of ten celebrity figures included X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, actress Megan Fox and singer Lily Allen.

Dr Jacquie Lavin, head of nutrition at Slimming World, which commissioned the YouGov poll, said: ‘It shows a positive shift that women are more likely to see Kate Winslet and Kelly Brook as the ideal body shape rather than Kate Moss or Victoria Beckham. It perhaps suggests that it is not being “skinny” that is most important to them anymore, it is being healthy. However, there still remains a great deal of pressure on women to conform to an unrealistic ideal and our survey showed that a massive 85 per cent of women are at least occasionally unhappy with their weight.’

The Top Ten “Desired” Bodies:
1. Kate Winslet – 16 per cent
2. Kelly Brook – 15 per cent
3. Halle Berry – 12 per cent
4. Cheryl Cole – 10 per cent
5. Beyonce – six per cent
6. Megan Fox – Five per cent
7. Lily Allen – Four per cent
8. Keeley Hazell – Two per cent
9. Kate Moss – One per cent
9. Katie Price – One per cent
9. Victoria Beckham – One per cent

[From The Daily Mail]

Who names Victoria Beckham as their ideal? She got a solid 1% of the vote – which is like 20 people in this poll. Who wants to look like an orange stick figure? Probably women who think that looking like an orange stick figure will get them David Beckham. Something tells me Becks gets turned on by some curves, though. And Lily Allen? For real? Is it because she can’t go a week without being photographed topless? For goodness sake. British women are insane.

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  1. Lee says:

    Agreed Kaiser. Halle Barry’s figure would be my pick. Kate’s body in The Reader was remarkable for the fact her breasts are NOT enhanced – the drooping boobs were the ones God gave her. So kudos to her for that – she’s real in an age where no one in Hollywood is. It’s about time fake and skeletal went out of style.

    And David Beckham? Has anyone heard him speak? Not sexy when he opens his mouth. Therefore, NOT sexy ever.

  2. Dhavy says:

    I can see why she might be most desirable because it’s true it is probably the most attainable body and she has always stated she’s had a weight problem all her life. I would rather have Hally Berry’s body than Victoria’s

  3. Cuntastic says:

    Kate Winslet is the hottest out of all of them. Skinny-skinny is gross. You need meat on yer bones, arrrgh.

  4. GatsbyGal says:

    Kate Winslet is probably the most beautiful woman in Hollywood right now. I love her natural figure.

  5. Uzi says:

    I always love watching Kate on the big screen because she’s both an amazing actress and a beautiful, REAL woman! Let’s hope Hollywood can feature more women like her in the new year.

  6. Enonymous says:

    What is up with the “stick figure” insults. Victoria Beckham has a great figure and Kate Winslet has a nice enough figure too for her age. Insulting one body type is not going to make the other one any more appealing. As always, these types of ‘beauty’ lists are biased and full of bullsh*t.

  7. Raven says:

    I was a bit surprised about Winslet at the top of this list, but Kaiser might be right about the sentiment of the voters. I agree that Halle Berry’s body would be my choice, too. I’ve never thought much of Beyonce’s body. And I don’t even know who a couple of these people are on the list.

  8. Ann says:

    Oh please, Halle Berry? She had plastic surgery.

    Kate Winslet is natural and truly beautiful.

  9. anon says:

    i really like winslets body but if i was going to be granted a body from the list i’d pick kelly brooks

  10. Sumodo says:

    I just saw “Revolutionary Road” and can’t agree more that Kate Winslett is beautiful.

  11. QB says:

    Kate Winslet haves agreat body and I think is a realistical goal to desire to have a body like hers.

    The same with lilly allen , Kelly Brooks( love her body) and Hally berry (even with her nose job)they are slim but not in a “i’m starving myself to look like this” way.

    I still wants Monica Belleci body, she is just such a beauty with a great body.

    Who wants Jordans nasty boobs, she looks disfigured.

    Victoria boobs gave me nightmares for a while but know she looks better without them.

    Cheryl Cole looks naturally slim at time and at others she looks unhealthy.

  12. Lila says:

    I completely agree with Kate being the top choice. I remember the first time I saw her in Titanic when I was just a kid, and thinking how beautiful she was with her curvy body. I’d never seen a woman who looked like that before and it completely changed my standards of beauty.

    It is a little annoying that a lot of the women on this list have had surgery to achieve these incredible bodies. They may as well be saying a desirable body is an unnatural body.

  13. wow says:

    Halle Berry hands down for me.

  14. skibunny says:

    I agree with this ……Kate Winslett is absolutely beautiful although my favorite body would be Nicole Kidman’s. She’s so tall and her legs are to die for. Beyonce…..nope!

  15. Beth says:

    I’m surprised Kate is favorite considering she’s always criticized for her weight.

  16. Petra X says:

    @enonymous ‘kate has a nice enough figure for her age’ – talk about damning with faint praise, shes only in her early thirties too isn’t she.
    Halle Berry for me too.

  17. lola lola says:

    Skinny-skinny IS gross but skinny-skinny with bolt-ons is disgusting! Posh, take note.

    Jordan is not even a human being. She’s a blow-up doll. yuk.

  18. Solveig says:

    I am skinny-skinny and I don’t find myself gross, disgusting or whatever. I can’t gain weight, but after all I’m happy with my body though I’d like to fill some dresses better sometimes.
    However Kate Winslet is beautiful because she’s not plastic perfect, she’s a natural beauty and few women in Hollywood have what mother nature gave them when they were born. Kudos to Kate.

    Happy new year!

  19. Kelly-Michelle says:

    Kate Winslet?! Bwhahahahahah!

  20. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Does this mean another fifteen years of the ‘I’m just like YOOOOOOOU’ campaign? I’ve found that to be her least convincing role yet.

  21. Amy says:

    oi oi, us britsh women are not insane-i dont remember being asked to take part in these surveys!!!! i’m surprised you’ve had a go at posh(guess its fashionable to do so right?) but not cheryl cole who’s looking just as thin these days. kate winslet is definatly georgeous.

  22. Kat says:

    Kate Winslet is gorgeous. As is Halle Berry.

    Katie Price? BLERRRGHHHHH.
    So glad only 1% (well, 2% if you count the people who voted for Victoria Beckham) are insane.

  23. bored says:

    I don’t find Kate Winslet attractive in the least.

  24. fizXgirl314 says:

    Im glad that women are striving to praise natural, normal women… its a step in the right direction…

  25. nnn says:

    I think Kate Winslet looks like an improve version of Steffi Graff.

    I like that she is natural but i still think that her chubby and red head self was the best.

    She has somewhat submitted to Hollywood standards after saying that she likes her chubby self but then went on a diet to lose weight and opted for the Hollywoodian platinum blond. A shame to trade such beautiful hair !

    Berry has the best body because of her hour glass type but she is short legged.

    Monica bellucci and Peneloppe Cruz and their longs legs have beautiful bodies.

  26. hannah says:

    i agree with whoever said picking on other body types isn’t the way to go. women are made in different shapes, and yes, most women are curvy, (actually most women are overweight) and curvy can be beautiful, but calling thin women gross is counterproductive to empowering women and teaching them to love themselves, not try to attain something that is unattainable. BUT! what about the thin girls who hear constantly that they look like boys and “real women have curves” Its not my fault i have no curves. does that make me less of a woman? I’m not starving myself, i eat healthy and have an active lifestyle, but even if i didn’t i wouldn’t have curves. So i’m not a “real woman”, and men shouldn’t like me. But lets say i got breast implants to get some small curves (not huge bolt on, normal sized boobs) to feel more like a “real woman” i would be criticized for being fake and not happy with what i have.

    the new ideal is just a continuation of making women unhappy with themselves, it is not progress in the least.

  27. MizzExpert says:

    Has anyone seen her back side in ‘Iris’? She’s built like a truck!

    People that go on an on about accepting themselves when they’re overweight only want to justify keeping the pounds on (or not feeling guilty when they don’t come off).

    We all have an ideal body for ourselves and my worst nightmare is to look like Kate…which may be what I see every morning! 🙁

  28. Sakota says:

    “What is up with the “stick figure” insults. Victoria Beckham has a great figure and Kate Winslet has a nice enough figure too for her age. Insulting one body type is not going to make the other one any more appealing. As always, these types of ‘beauty’ lists are biased and full of bullsh*t.”

    I’m sick of it too. There are plenty of men and women who like being slender and many are naturally that way. Victoria makes her choices and has I hate how people screech at her as if she’s antichrist.

    “but calling thin women gross is counterproductive to empowering women and teaching them to love themselves, not try to attain something that is unattainable. BUT! what about the thin girls who hear constantly that they look like boys and “real women have curves” Its not my fault i have no curves. does that make me less of a woman? I’m not starving myself, i eat healthy and have an active lifestyle, but even if i didn’t i wouldn’t have curves. So i’m not a “real woman”, and men shouldn’t like me.”

    I am SO with you on that. I have type two diabetes and heart disease in my family and I am finally after a long time a size six and happy about it. I want to maintain my slender figure and avoid obesity.

    I wouldn’t want Winslet’s figure and I am tired of hearing how she’s a better person because she isn’t a size six. There are women who are models and I am tired of hearing how they are to blame for the self destructive choices of others.

  29. nnn says:

    I am with 28 too.

    I am a size 4. 5’8″ 120 pounds but slendry curvy (African and poruguese background). My two sisters are built the same way. my mum, 3 aunts, 25+ cousins, 4 uncles in my mum(‘s part of the family…all of them built like Amazones

    To the point that people refer to us : the family with the long legged people and suiper slenber Scurvy petite body.

    Oh, and my mum had 5 children while in college and married, 5 children within 5 years and 9 months exactly less one day. I am the eldest and the shortest. My mum never went to the gym (she is african, it’s not really cultural), has never put up more than 15 pounds per pregnancy even if she eats like a man, is 175 cm /5’9″ and never went more than 65 kgs, which is like 142 -145 lbs when she was pregnant. otherwise she always around 130 lbs.

    Her younger sister, my auntie who also had 5 children was so thin, long legged and curvy (in a petite way…family trait) and young looking that when i went to Africa people thought she was 18 and my younger sister (she was 48) …she eats like a man and after 5 pregnancies, a natural DD cup, very round petite butt, she only weighs 48 kgs for 170 cm – 102 lbs for 5’7″….and she eats like a man and didn’t go to the gym since she quited school at 15. No cellulitis, no grease whatosever. Natural tone slender ripped slender muscles.

    Many young Afro-peans or mixed race in Europe like myself are built on that type leggy, super slender but with curves…like they are in natural 3 D. built. This is one of the reason poeple sometimes on the street assume that i am brasilian (some of them Brasilian themselves) and when i ask them why they think this way, they reply it’s because they have that perception of the tall, long legged but curvy light skinned black girl. While the american is more buff and heavier.

    Again many people are like that. Same for countries like Holland where girls are tall, long legged, blond and naturally thin.

    Anyway, it’s just a cultural perception cause someone like Peneloppe Cruz who is thin is not different from many people i see on the streets in Barcelona, Paris, Antwerpen. Her thinness is normal here. On the contrary some people who are considered curvy in the US will be considered a little bit overweight in here.

  30. AlaskaJoey says:

    Victoria was beautiful in her Spice Girl days. Thin, but not too skinny like she is now. It’s very clear she probably severely limits what she eats and exercises too much to keep her body fat at what seems like much too low a percentile. The fake bolted on boobs, not a good look. She picked too big a size, and doesn’t have enough flesh to make them look natural.

    Kate is gorgeous.

  31. Rosanna says:

    By whom? *smirk*
    I prefer Megan Fox’s by far, and she isn’t celery stick skinny either.

  32. diva says:

    I’m a size 0 and I still have curves, and I workout so I am toned. I love being thin! All the designer clothes I like to wear all fit perfectly like they were meant to be worn. I get tons of compliments on my figure. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

  33. rip says:

    wow surprising to me, I have always thought she was not very pretty and had anunfortunate bod, guess my taste is much different than the majority. i really dislike the way her mouth looks when she smiles, a very ugly smile IMO, and her bod always seems jiggley and loose, not firm or fit.

  34. Veronica says:

    ALL YOUR COMMENTS ARE PLAIN STUPID!! you bunch of shallow idiots.

  35. Kevin says:

    Veronica, shouldn’t you be off finding Jughead and Betty and wishing them a Happy New Year? We all know you cheated with Reggie behind Archie’s back!

  36. annie says:

    I agree with #28 too, I’m 5’3″ weigh 104 pounds, don’t try to be that skinny it’s just my body type. I eat healthy and I’m active. It’s amazing the things people will come up and say to you and think it’s their right to do so. They would’nt talk to an overweight person the way they talk to me(just behind they’re back)

  37. annie says:

    And I too am tired of Kate Winsletts false modesty.

  38. Peach says:

    Agreed on the skinny thing.

    Unless we can all grow up and realize skinny does not = evil and curvy does not = fat –we’re only screwing over ourselves.

  39. Halle Berry, yes. But Kate isn’t so bad. You reach a certain age and I guess that’s a body you hope for.

  40. ligeia says:

    all horrible pictures that do not show what these women bodies actually look like. i thought kate winslet had an hourglass figure but it’s really hard to tell in that drapey cower up she’s wearing..still, halle berry has better body imo

  41. Cat says:

    ITA with skinny being ok! We should leave thin women alone, even if they do obsessively diet to achieve their figures. What if ladies like Victoria Beckham really DO have eating disorders or self-confidence problems? You should be ashamed of picking on someone who might be vulnerable or ill! I know they set themselves up for it, and this is a celeb critique website, but we should all try to think about the messages we’re sending to others.

  42. SageAdvice says:

    I think her body is lovely. I like mine perfectly fine, but personally, if I had to choose, I’d go for Halle Berry’s. She’s perfectly slim but not too skinny.

  43. Jag says:

    I love Halle’s body in some of her more revealing movies. She’s gorgeous. And I totally agree that all women should be considered beautiful, no matter their size. We all have preferences of what we think looks best, and imo, if you’re trying to make other people into what you think they should be, that’s judging, which shouldn’t be done. Life is too short to go around criticizing people for being too thin, fat, short, tall, rich, poor, or whatever.

  44. DiMi says:

    Um. I, actually, AM a social scientist. (Yes, I know. I read gossip. It’s an addiction, and I haven’t found a 12-step program.)

    The blogger wrote: “The ‘most desired body’ poll seems obscure and unscientific.” Wrong. It is no more or less scientific than any other opinion poll. Nobody calls a poll asking what men think of women’s bodies “obscure and unscientific.” Perhaps, it’s because we value knowing what men think of women but DO NOT value knowing what women think of themselves. (“Icon of the Decade” IS unscientific because the claim it is not derived from a scientific method-based research protocol.)

    The Blogger states, “I would give her an award for ‘most attainable body.’ What a demeaning “compliment”? Why impose your insecurities – clearly based on the self-hatred American women have when wh reject healthy, strong feminine bodies as ‘fat’ – on the rest of the world? Bravo to British women for wanting to look like a healthy, elegant, beautiful woman.

    (Note: your presentation of your individual opinion IS unscientific because you are a sample size of one. You think Winslet is too big so you assume a poll affirming her body is “unscientific.”)

    P.S. I’m black, and I hate it when people write things like “I love me some…” whatever. Please don’t mock African American English.

  45. cheyenne says:

    If I had to chose a celebs bod as the best I would choose Jen Anniston, she has an awesome bod.

  46. hannah says:

    P.S. I’m black, and I hate it when people write things like “I love me some…” whatever. Please don’t mock African American English

    IMO, nobody was mocking anybody, totally uncalled for on your part, and a reach at best. you are saying that phrase is only to be useed by african americans? why? It is simply a rural/uneducated way to speak, not specific to african americans. i have heard plenty of redneck white people say that as part of their vocabulary, its not mocking, its how they know how to speak.

    God, I hate when people take something completly harmless with no negative connotation and make it into something bad. you can’t claim a way of speaking as only acceptable for one group of people, even if it is more common for that group to speak like that. that would be like me saying that proper english is only acceptable for euroamericans. That makes your post very offensive to me.

    besides, do you know for sure what kaisers ethnic background is?

  47. chutneycarnival says:

    kate winslet does not struggle with her weight. the public does.

  48. fiona says:

    Kate Winslet is coarse, vulgar, self-conceited ,the most overrated actress in Hollywood.Thank God for not looking like this Fraulein .

  49. SammyHammy says:

    @nnn: you said “she only weighs 48 kgs for 170 cm – 102 lbs for 5′7″

    That is not healthy or attractive in any way. I know this for a fact, since my mother is 5’7″ weights 112 lbs and is ANOREXIC. It is not attractive and it is dangerously unhealthy. I know-I’ve watched Mom go in and out of hospitals my entire life. She finally has stabilized at 112, which is still grossly underweight, but for her is pretty good.

    Slender and slim is fine. It’s healthy and lovely. But underweight and anorexic is not attractive at all. If your relative is truly 5’7” and 102 lbs, you should really work on getting her some help, because she obviously needs it.

  50. Macca says:

    Thanks Kaiser for that stupid generalisation. I am British thanks but because you don’t agree you throw in an insult. Nice.

  51. Firestarter says:

    I am getting a little bored with Kate Winslet and her “curves”. It is like she has to go out of her way to convince us she is happy with her body image. GREAT, if she is, but I was under the assumption that she was an actress and not a spokesman for body image issues.

    Some say she is fat, others don’t. Who cares.

    By the way, saw Revolutionary Road this weekend and HATED it. I found the characters to be whiny, selfish assholes, much like the annoying charcters in The English Patient. Wanted to hurl my tv against the wall when it was over.

  52. gg says:

    I don’t really give a rat’s about anybody’s body, as long as they don’t force me to look at it. I think she’s a fine actress. Don’t love all of her films but I think she’s trying to go where she wants with her acting instead of being typecast, and I admire that.

  53. Codzilla says:

    And here I thought I was the only one on earth who hated “The English Patient.”

  54. Shelby says:

    What is with all of the comments about Kate Winslet’s body being good for her age, and then comments about Halle Berry’s body being preferable. Kate Winslet is only 34, Halle Berry is 43. They both look great. They have different body types. There are many different body types, and many different ideas of what’s beautiful. Honestly, if the person feels good about themselves, then good for them! The only thing I have a problem with is someone trying to tell me that a certain body type is the only desirable one. B.S.!

  55. Randall says:

    There are tons of beautiful women in this world, each with different body types. A body type does not make you attractive. BTW Katie Price looks stunning in this picture. My friends who are price per head agents agree that, while a woman’s body is important to most men, there are many types of bodies that look good.