Kate Winslet Won’t Sign ‘Titanic’ Nude Drawing, Says It Haunts Her

Kate Winslet nude portrait

In what has become an iconic movie scene Kate Winslet bared it all for Leonardo DiCaprio to draw, in Titanic, but 17-years later she still has second thoughts.

If you remember the setting, the lovebirds — aristocrat Rose (Winslet) and pauper Jack (diCaprio) — in the hours prior to the biggest maritime disaster in history and as they discover their love for one another, take a detour and she decides that she wants him to draw her “like one of your French girls.”

The French girls Kate’s character alludes to are all prostitutes and completely nude, as she discovers in Jack’s sketches.

Winslet is only wearing the stunning “Heart of the Ocean” and blushes under the intense gaze of her artist lover.

As an older Rose remembers the moment she calls it “the most erotic moment of my life…well, up until then at least.”

But the famous scene is not something Kate Winslet is proud of, on the contrary, she says she is still haunted for filming the sensual shot all those years ago and the worst part is that she gets constantly asked to sign her autograph on replicas, as happened when she attended the Divergent premiere in Los Angeles.

Recently Kate talked to Yahoo UK about being asked to sign the infamous photo:

“I don’t sign that one, it feels very uncomfortable. Why would you do that?… They were asking me to sign it. People ask me to sign that one a lot, and actually there’s a photo of it as well that someone’s lifted from a still of the film. That photo gets passed around. It’s like, ‘No, I didn’t mean for it to be a photograph that I would end up seeing 16, 17 years later.'”

“It is still haunting me. It’s quite funny, really.”

ABC News reports that the original portrait — which was actually drawn by Titanic director James Cameron — was sold at an auction for $16,000 in 2011.

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio became instant sensations as the doomed lovers in one of the biggest grossing movies in history.

[Image via Paramount Pictures]