Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is known for her strong leading lady roles in The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Mildred Pierce, the Divergent films, and most recently in the biopic Steve Jobs in which she early Apple team member Joanna Hoffman. Her next film, The Dressmaker, will be released later this year. Winslet plays Tilly, a glamorous woman in a small rural town in Australia who has a big influence on the women (and men) around her.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Winslet has also swiped yet another strong female role – iconic photographer Elizabeth “Lee” Miller. The film, produced by the Australia company Hopscotch Features (Saving Mr. Banks), will be based on the biography The Lives of Lee Miller, which was written by Miller’s son, Antony Penrose. Hopscotch acquired the rights to the book and all her archives including photos and diaries. Lee Miller started out as a fashion model in New York in the 1920s. When she moved to Paris, she became a photographer and muse for Man Ray. When WWII broke, Miller became a war correspondent for Vogue, where her photographs of the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau were published. When Hollywood actresses complain there aren’t enough strong roles for women, maybe it’s because Winslet keeps stealing them all. (Just kidding, of course.)