Kate Winslet Vanity Fair Italia May 2012 issue

As if you needed another reason to love Kate Winslet, cast your eyes upon this gorgeous cover by Vanity Fair Italia. The smokin' hot actress is sporting a stunning black sequin blazer with pointed shoulders, and a bling-tastic wrap around watch. Her tousled rock n' roll hairstyle and smoky, smouldering make up tops off this look which appears on the May 30th issue of the Italian glossy.

But it's not the cover, but rather the interview which is why you want to buy this issue. During the 20 years she has been in the showbiz industry, Kate's weight has been scrutinised by everyone, and yet this doesn't seem to bother her any more.

"It's one of those things I learned quickly to ignore. Once it was different, it hurt me. When I was twenty I pretended it didn't bother me, but I felt very bad, I did. In front of journalists and the public I acted superior, but I was dying inside. Now everything is different. It takes time, but you can learn it."

With her fight continuing towards a more realistic view of clothing sizes. Kate points out that the only person she knows who wears a size extra-small is her 11 year old daughter. "...I believe it is important to go on insisting that normality is not what we are exposed to. Honestly, among my acquaintances there is no woman wearing XS. No, sorry, there is one: my daughter. The point is that Mia is 11 years old."

And finally, here is one further reason why Miss Winslet is at the top of our lady crush list...

"It's true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were, but - you know - I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks. Wow, isn't this a wonderful line?" she adds.