Kate Winslet is an extremely talented actress who won numerous awards in the film industry including a BAFTA, an Oscar, an Emmy and two Golden Globes. The lovely 35-year-old actress, who turns 36 on October 5, is Harper’s Bazaar UK November 2011 cover girl. Photographed by Tom Munro, Kate manages to convey the old-school glamour specific to Hollywood legends Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. Inside the magazine, the British beauty dishes on family, divorce, love and raising her children.

“There’s no way that I’m going to allow my children to be f***ed up because my marriages haven’t worked out. I so wish that that wasn’t the case – that that hadn’t happened in my life. But it has, so I will make the best of it – and I am,” the actress and mother of two says.

Speaking about her divorce from director Sam Mendes, Winslet confesses that, “One thing I will say about me and Sam is that it’s fine, it’s really fine. We’re grown-ups at the end of the day, and however hard it’s been for me, it’s been equally hard for him. And we have a child together who we both love – and raising him together, jointly and without any conflict, is absolutely key. It’s the only way to do it, and I’ve really learned that with Mia.”

Kate Winslet Covers Harper

Kate stars in the HBO drama ‘Mildred Pierce’, role for which she won a best actress Emmy. Winslet told the magazine that, “There’s a scene where Mildred and Bert are divorced and they sit down together, because they’ve got to settle on a cause. The first stage of my divorce with Sam came through on the very day that we were shooting. So that scene is nothing to do with acting.”

However, despite all difficulties in her life, the actress admits that, “As a woman, especially when you have children, one gets so good at soldiering on – almost too good. I probably had very few moments of allowing that sadness to emerge. I kept pushing it away, not even really sharing it a huge amount with friends. Because you know what it’s like, as soon as you open that can of worms, it’s so f***ing big, you wish you’d never taken the goddamn lid off.”

Besides, Kate says she now feels that she’s back. Well, she certainly looks more confident and utterly charming. “I do truly feel that I’m back. I feel that I’m just at the beginning of a new narrative, and it’s incredibly exciting. It’s complicated, I know, and uncertain – but it’s where life happens, between the cracks. It can be a painful process, but I truly hope that never stops for me,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.

Kate Winslet Covers Harper

Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar