Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet was bullied as a child for being "chubby".

The 40-year-old actress has been the object of envy for many due to her glittering film career that saw her rocket to stardom when she starred alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in 'Titanic', but the blonde beauty has revealed she wasn't always well-liked, and that she was mercilessly taunted at school because she was overweight.

Speaking on the 'Today' show on Thursday (22.09.16), she said: "I was kind of bullied when I was younger, actually at school. For being chubby [or], you know, I had girls who were envious of me because I was acting a little bit as a teenager."

But, much like her revenge seeking heroine character in new movie 'The Dressmaker', Kate has feels she's managed to get her own back on the people who made fun of her by having a "really happy life".

She said: "This is my revenge. Right here, this lovely career I have been blessed with. I have healthy children. You know, I have a really happy life and, to me, it's like, 'Well, look at me now girls!'"

And now, even Kate's children are jealous of her.

The Oscar-winning star - who has three children, Mia, 15, Joe, 12, and two-year-old Bear from different relationships - also revealed that her daughter Mia is envious that her co-star in 'The Dressmaker' is Hollywood hunk Liam Hemsworth.

She said: "Because I'm not a Google person, I didn't even know how old Liam (Hemsworth) is. I mean I know he's not 30, which probably explains why my teenage daughter was so envious of me."

And her daughter has already given her mum an ultimatum when it comes to her next job which sees her partner up with pop star Justin Timberlake.

Kate said: "[Mia] said, 'Mum, if you don't let me come to that set, I'm never going to speak to you again.' "