Kate Winslet is an actress of substance. She's also a female celebrity, which means she spends an unreasonable amount of time answering questions about her body. (If this sounds silly to you, please refer to Ashley Judd's op-ed for the Daily Beast.)

Luckily, Winslet is a staunch advocate for natural beauty and consistently promotes a healthy attitude towards body image. In this week's Vanity Fair Italia, Kate Winslet answers more questions about her famous figure... including a question about, well, questions about her famous figure (meta enough for you?):

Another Kate Winslet classic: her fight in the name of all the women who do not wear XS [size extra-small]. Bored of talking about it?

Better say that I'm bored of what it means that we are still here talking about it: it means that nothing has changed. Otherwise, no, 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.

Point well taken. The question also gives Kate the chance to reiterate that she's perfectly happy with her own body, saying, "I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks." (Or in Italian, "Felice del mio lato B" -- Vanity Fair Italia chose the translation, not us).

The accompanying photo shoot doesn't show much of Kate's "lato B," but it does have the British actress posing in some gorgeous dark fashions, including a sequined jacket with pointed shoulders on the cover.

Doesn't matter how many times she insists she's "not a model", we never tire of looking at pictures of (and reading interviews with) Kate Winslet. Click to VanityFair.it for more.

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