London: Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet says she does not have the figure of a Hollywood actress but will not embark on a diet to get rid of her curves.
The 36-year-old star, who is known to have a full figure, says she will never turn skinny, reported a magazine.
"I do exercise, with plenty of swimming, but never feel that I have the figure of a Hollywood actress. I was such a fat kid and reached 182lbs at one point. My sisters Anna and Beth would swap clothes but I couldn't. I am the smallest at
5ft 6in and I've got my mum's big feet and my dad's round face," she said.
The 'Reader' star also said that she does work out to stay in shape and wants to encourage young girls to have a healthy body.
"I am not a twig - and refuse to be a twig. I would like young girls who are screwed up about their bodies to think that it's possible to have a healthy shape. Everyone gets a bit screwed up about themselves, physically, when you're growing up.
"I don't do crash diets or eat fish rather than meat and salads until they come out of my ears," she said.