It sounds like something out of a crazy movie, but we’re talking about real life when I tell you that Kate Winslet saved billionaire Richard Branson’s mother from a burning house.

According to TMZ and Branson’s own blog, Branson’s home on Necker Island was caught on fire when a lightning storm hit around 4:00 AM.  20 people were inside, including his 90-year-old mother.

Everyone luckily got out safely, and Branson’s mother had some help from the Oscar winning actress, herself!

Branson wrote on his blog a personal note to Winselet, saying,

“…many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping to carry my 90 year mum out of the main house to safety wondering when a Director was going to shout CUT!”

Reality…sometimes crazier than fiction!


  1. That place was so beautiful. Sad to see it’s gone.Although i’m sure Richard will do it over again.

  2. Good job Kate!!!!!!

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