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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Kate Winslet's Christmas orders

Kate Winslet with son joe
Kate Winslet tells her family what to buy her children for Christmas, so they don't get spoilt.

The British actress - who has a six-year-old daughter, Mia, from her marriage to ex-husband Jim Threapleton, and a 3yrs old son Joe with her current husband director Sam Mendes - doesn't want her children to become materialistic so sets rules on what festive presents they get.

She said: "I have to phone people and say, 'Please, books and pens only, or mittens and hats.'"

Earlier this month, Winslet revealed she has banned fashion magazines from her home - in case the thin models influence her daughter.

The 'Titanic' star fears Mia will develop an unhealthy body image.

She said at the time: "It is unbelievably disturbing what's going on at the moment. Young girls are impressionable. What I resent is that there is an image of perfection that is getting thinner and thinner.

"It's only a matter of time before Mia becomes aware of it and that frightens the life out of me."