Kensit at the 2009 BAFTAs
|Born||Patricia Jude Francis Kensit
4 March 1968
Hounslow, London, England
|Alma mater||Corona Theatre School|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, model|
|Spouse(s)||Dan Donovan (m. 1989; div. 1991)
Jim Kerr (m. 1992; div. 1996)
Liam Gallagher (m. 1997; div. 2000)
Jeremy Healy (m. 2009; div. 2010)
|Associated acts||Eighth Wonder|
I am a survivor and not a victim. Life isn't perfect. When you get a knock, you have to get up, dust yourself down and get on with it.
Dad was the first man I fell in love with. He was a very funny man. He grew up in the East End of London and was very dynamic, and I understood why my mother fell in love with him.
I am actually really boring and I lead a quiet life. I love being at home, cooking for my boys, watching movies and I like nothing better than to go to bed early with a book.
I am a happy person and I choose to be a positive person. I think some people think my life has been tragic and there have been these horrible dramas but things really have been, and are, fine.
I most want to be remembered for being as great a mother to James and Lennon as my mum was to me and my brother Jamie.
Up until the age of 30 I could eat whatever I wanted – I mean, literally, I never put on a pound; if anything, I was criticised in the media for being too skinny.
I'm Catholic and Mum taught me the comfort that you can get from going to church. But I'm an a la carte Catholic. I love all the pomp and ceremony of it.
I've only ever chosen men who happen to spend a lot of time out of the country, who have jobs that take them all over the world, and I think that's interesting because my father was absent, and then home, and I've always been in relationships where there's separation.
When something bad is written about me, I find it hurtful. So I choose not to look at it.
I'm happy to be at home with the kids, in my flannel pajamas; that's a treat.
Everything in life is a lesson and I have learned from each marriage. Yes, I've made mistakes but every experience is a learning curve.
Once a child is confronted with the concept of death there's a certain innocence that goes.
Life is never going to be perfect, as much as we want it to be, and I have to lead by example.
My mum worked as a secretary for Christian Dior. She looked like a movie star.
I think that we can often be eating and not even really acknowledging that we are putting something about our mouths. I think there is lot to be said about eating dinner and not having the distraction of the TV.