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Kate Winslet's 'Titanic' Looks: Now and Then

03/27/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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She said she’d never let go, but Kate Winslet has certainly changed a few things since Titanic‘s epic media blitz in 1997: namely her hair color and sense of style.

For the Titanic 3D premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, the actress wowed in a custom Jenny Packham black silk crepe gown with Swarovski crystal cap sleeves and waist detail. (Sadly Leo was nowhere to be found.)

The sleek look is a big change from one of Winslet’s first Titanic looks, the emerald-green Alexander McQueen for Givenchy gown she wore to the 1998 Oscars. Paired with a statement necklace and her wild red curls, it was one of her first major — and most memorable — red carpet moments. (And funnily enough, her dashing costar didn’t make it to that event, either.)

“It was a white-knuckle ride for a year or two and then it all calmed down,” Winslet recently recalled to PEOPLE of those early years. “I do look back on that time and I wish that I had been a little better prepared, that someone had grabbed hold of me and said, ‘Listen, wake up — your life is going to change.’ I had great support — an agent, publicist, friends, all that stuff — but no one knew what was going to happen.”

Winslet’s certainly come a long way on the red carpet, though her gorgeous figure and critically acclaimed acting skills haven’t changed much at all. Tell us: Which of Winslet’s Titanic looks do you like best?

–With reporting by Monique Jessen

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tada on

She is beautiful!

Lauren on

That is not a nice ‘Before’ picture of Kate. She has always remained classy and stood away from outrageous parties and drugs. To me, she looked beautiful before and still remains classy to this day.

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maciducks on

I love her dress from now but she looks much prettier then! <3

Hannah on

I think the ‘Before’ looks better. The Black dress makes her shoulder look very wide and it washes her out.

Ashes on

maybe Leo was no where to be found because she let go after specifically telling him she would never let go…

Janice on

Dress now, hair then.

tamberstone on

She is beautiful – then and now. She has aged quite gracefully!

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Eli on

I preferred her red hair. I like her and Nicole Kidman better has redheads…the blonde makes them look too washed out.

Jamie on

LOVED her then, ADORE her now. She is a classically beautiful woman who just gets better with age.

Kady Miller on

She is so classy, but what she wore to the recent premier is beyond gorgeous.

H on

BEAUTIFUL THEN AND NOW

Kim on

She looked beautiful then..and she looks beautiful now. She’s 15 years older now and dressed accordingly.

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Renna on

She could wear a garbage bag and still look beautiful. Love both looks, but the new one wins for me. I think that black dress could do without the sleeves though.

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zusje on

I wish she’d still have the raid hair,she was beautiful as a redhead.The blonde washes her out a bit imo!!But she’s a really beautiful woman,classy and elegant!!Love her!

Jen on

Kate looks beautiful, THEN and NOW. Can’t wait to see it in 3D.

zana on

Shes a classy person and she’s always thought she looked beautiful until i saw the before picture… everybody has a wardrobe malfunction lol

Jon on

I especially like the left Look!

Shawnie on

I like the dress now, except I think it would be much more striking and classy without the sleeves.

Mel on

I think she is fabulous.

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Kreistina on

Always loved her as an actress and a person. Like the one person said, no parties/no usual hollywood/no drugs. One of my fav actresses!

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Barbara Casteel on

I loved her look in Titanic. She wasn’t scrawny, looked like a really well put-together woman. There was something very appealing about her in the film. I think she is fabulous now, but really preferred the more shapely Kate.

Kristin on

She looks fabulous not matter when! Classy and stylish, I admire her!

Amy on

Shows me you look better with age.

Nichole on

She looks better now, but she looked more excited about life back then.

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Heather on

I love Kate! She’s gorgeous, immensely talented, funny, straightforward, says what she thinks and doesn’t worry too much about what the rest of the world has to say about her. She’s a wonderful role model for young women everywhere.

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Shannon on

I absolutely love Kate and think she is beautiful. You definitely see a difference in these two pictures. She is classy hollywood in the most recent, but she has a natural and fresh beauty about her in the first. She just appears to be beeming with such joy and promise.

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RedCarpetFinder on

Really wish they would say who did her makeup for London’s event!~

RedCarpetFinder on

2 completely different looks..I prefer the vintage one..[Black gown]..

 

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