She now lives in a £ 4.1 million home in Sussex and is worth an estimated £ 62 million.
But Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she is upset & # 39; and & # 39; disgusted & # 39; would be if she discovered that her ancestors had been rich or royal.
The Titanic star, 43, told how her & # 39; socialist & # 39; parents frown at the rich & # 39; after tracing her family tree for the new series of the Who Do You Think You Are?
Heritage: Kate Winslet, 43, has revealed that she & # 39; upset & # 39; and & # 39; disgusted & # 39; would be if she discovered that her ancestors had been rich or royal
& # 39; I would have been angry and disgusted if I had come out of wealth or royalty & # 39; s, she told the Radio Times.
& # 39; There was never any money in our family, but I always felt very happy because I came from a sweet, fantastic, loving family.
& # 39; My roots are socialist, working class and, in a funny way, my parents frown the rich. & # 39;
Kate grew up in Reading with her mother Sally, who was a babysitter and a waitress, and her father Roger, a job actor.
Frowned down: the Titanic star told how her & # 39; socialist & # 39; parents frown at the rich & # 39; after tracing her family tree for the new series of the Who Do You Think You Are?
The star, who was one of the four brothers and sisters, attended the Redroofs Theater School but had to leave after sitting her GCSE & # 39; s because her parents could not pay the costs.
& # 39; Mom and dad went to Oxford for their honeymoon and we always had a vacation with a tent in the back of the van & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; We have camped wonderful times in Cornwall and France. We never went anywhere like a family involved in the plane, ever, ever, ever. & # 39;
Ten years ago, the UK Film Council calculated that Kate had earned £ 20 million from her actor roles alone since 1995.
She has said before that she finds discussing money & # 39; vulgar & # 39; and not & # 39; a very nice conversation to have publicly & # 39 ;.
She said: & # 39; There was never any money in our family, but I always felt very happy because I came from a sweet, fantastic, loving family & # 39;
She added: & # 39; & # 39; My roots are socialist, working class and, in a funny way, my parents frowned the rich & # 39;
Beginnings: Kate started here in this terraced house, 509 Oxford Road, Reading
In the interview, the star told how her mother's death from ovarian cancer two years ago led her to examine her pedigree at the show.
& # 39; When mother died, it seemed like the North Star had just fallen out of the sky … it was the hardest part of making [the show], & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Mom would have definitely gone with me on a trip – she loved traveling when I was in a position to send her and dad to nice places. & # 39;
Before she died, her mother mentioned the possibility of coming from Swedish descent.
Success: Ten years ago, the UK Film Council calculated that Miss Winslet had been making £ 20 million in her actor role since 1995 alone
After visiting the country on the show, Miss Winslet discovered that her bet-great-great-grandfather, Anders Jonsson, was a stable groom.
When he heard that he and his family were living in poverty, when their son died of malnutrition at the age of three, the actress said she sobbed & # 39;
She felt a & # 39; really profound blood connection with these people & she said.
Interview: Kate told her time to Who Do You Think You Are? in the latest issue of Radio Times
When she discovered that her Swedish great-great-grandfather moved to London in 1884 to become a tailor, Mrs. Winslet said that it actually means that I am an immigrant & # 39 ;.
She said: & # 39; It really made me think about this world we live in. Refugees, immigrants – we will have to stop using these words, as if those people are inhuman. & # 39;
Miss Winslet is mother of Mia, 18, with her first husband Jim Threapleton, son Joe, 15, with her second husband Sam Mendes, and five-year-old Bear with her current husband Edward Abel Smith, formerly known as Ned Rocknroll.
She claimed that from a & # 39; long line of impoverished people on both sides of my family & # 39; explains why she tried to embed my parents' values into my children.
& # 39; People never believe me, but my children are not privileged. We just don't live like that. They are very balanced. Humiliate.
& # 39; My ancestors were impoverished but they would do anything for their children and I am exactly the same & she said.
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Family: In the interview, the star told how her mother's death from ovarian cancer two years ago led her to investigate her origins on Who Do You Think You Are?
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