The talented actress has played countless famous leading roles in Hollywood blockbuster movies but found herself at the weekend caught up in one of her biggest roles of her life so far.
Thanks to her brave and selfless actions she is now being hailed as a real life heroin by saving the life of wealthy tycoon Sir Richard Branson’s eldery mum Eve after the star rescued her from the terrifying blaze that ripped through his Â£90 million island home on the island of Necker in the Caribbean.
Kate Winslet, 35, helped to carry 90-year-old Eve to safety as flames ripped through Â the Virgin tycoons luxurious mansion after lighning stuck causing a raging inferno.
Sir Richard Branson was staying in a nearby villa when the lightning storm struck his Â£90 million home but he spoke of his gratitude to the selfless actress and her quick thinking actions that saved his fragile mum Eve from the deadly smoke and flames:
“Many thanks to Kate Winslet. It was she who carried my mother out of the house. She swept her up into her arms and got them out of the house as fast as possible. My mum is 90-years-old and can walk but it was more to speed the process up than anything else, but Kate was great! My mum said it was like being in a film set waiting for the words, ‘cut’ but they just didn’t come. It was quite surreal for her to be in a real-life situation like that.”
The British actress was staying as a guest at Sir Branson’s mansion with her two children Â Mia, 10, and Joe, 7, when the powerful lightning storm struck at the weekend leaving the building engulfed by flames.