Kate Winslet
Actress Kate Winslet poses on her star after it was unveiled on the Walk of Fame in HollywoodReuters

Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has claimed divorce can be good for children.

In a candid interview with Harper's Bazaar for its March issue, the Titanic star admitted she did not regret either of her two divorces as she believes it's important to teach children how to "struggle".

According to Winslet, she likes to maintain an optimistic outlook on life by turning negative experiences into positive ones.

"I think it's very important to teach your children to struggle on some level," she said. " I would honestly say that I wouldn't change a thing.

"Even all the bad bits. It doesn't matter how ***** times have been, they all matter, because those things shape who you are. And if you don't like who you are, well, then you're ****** really, aren't you?"

She added: "There's a big part of me – now, more than ever before – that feels a sense of responsibility for how other women view themselves.

In the accompanying shoot Winslet poses on the beach in an array of sultry poses captured by renowned photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

But unlike many women, the mother-of-one refuses to buckle to societal pressure to return to her pre-baby physique.

Winslet has 14-year-old daughter Mia from her first marriage to Jim Threapleton, 11-year-old Joe from her second marriage to Sam Mendes and one-year-old son Bear Blaze Winslet from her current marriage to Ned RocknRoll, a nephew of Sir Richard Branson.

She said: "Take having the baby, for instance. Have I actively been on a diet to lose my baby weight? No, I haven't. I genuinely bloody haven't. I so didn't want to be one of those 'Oh, wow, she's back in shape after 12 weeks' women. When I read things like that, I just think, 'Oh, for f**** sake, that's actually impossible."

Meanwhile, Winslet is preparing to take on the role of Macintosh marketing boss Joanna Hoffman in the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The film is based on the tech genius and innovator who died from cancer in 2011, aged 56.