How Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Saved A Woman’s Life

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on screen chemistry is electric.

From Titanic to Revolutionary Road they are one of the best on-screen couples in movie history.

But probably what makes them so great is that in real life they are BFF’s.

They both share a philanthropic heart and care a lot for the environment and people in need.

So much so the Oscar winners have helped to save a woman who was suffering from cancer.

Gemma Nuttall from Rossendale, England was told that she had months to live.

The courageous woman delayed her treatment for ovarian cancer so she could give birth to her daughter Penelope in 2014.

How Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Saved A Woman's Life

But the 29-year-old was eventually saved after her mom launched a £300,000 fundraising appeal which caught the attention of Winslet.

The A-List actress roped Leo into auctioning off three ‘Jack and Kate’ date nights with her.

With the money raised, Gemma finished her treatment five months ago and is now cancer-free.

How Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Saved A Woman's Life

“I can’t thank Kate enough,” Gemma said, according to the Daily Mail.

“Without her donations, and the public’s, my story would be very different. We thought it was a wind-up, but then she called and I realised she was serious.”

How Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Saved A Woman's Life

“I was so nervous but she asked me how I was feeling and how my ­treatment was going – she wanted to help.

“I told her I could never thank her enough and she told me not to be daft. She said she had read about my story online, that she had three kids of her own and had thought about what she would be like in that position.”

With the help of the money raised from the date nights, along with public donation pages and money from her mom’s house sale, Gemma was able to receive a six-session course of immunotherapy from the Hallwang Clinic in Germany.

How Kate Winslet And Leonardo DiCaprio Saved A Woman's Life

Kate’ efforts in helping Gemma, along with her other charity work, led to her receiving the prestigious Actors’ Inspiration Award from the Screen Actors’ Guild last November.

“The greatest privilege has been learning how to use my voice to help others,” Kate said as she received the award.

“Standing up for individuals who don’t have the means to stand up for themselves… Helping a person who is dying – she’s still alive by the way – because they don’t have the money that could pay for specialist treatment that could save her life.”

Gemma is set to have her next scan later this month, which may reveal her need to have more immunotherapy to prevent her cancer from ever coming back.

She’s set to re-open her GoFundMe page for donations if that is the case. Meanwhile Gemma and her A-List pal have exchanged phone calls and texts.

They hope to meet soon.

Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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