Kate Winslet has been awarded $40,000 (£25,000) after suing British newspaper bosses over an article labelling her "The World's Most Irritating Actress".
The Titanic star sued the Daily Mail in April (09) following the publication of a report in January (09) which branded her vain and accused her of lying about her fitness regime.
Winslet claimed the piece, entitled Should Kate Winslet Win an Oscar for the World's Most Irritating Actress?, "injured her personal and professional reputation" and left her feeling "distressed and embarrassed".
The star's attorneys agreed to settle the matter with $40,000 (£25,000) in libel damages in a hearing at London's High Court on Tuesday (03Nov09).
Following the ruling, Winslet said: "I am delighted that the Mail have apologised for making false allegations about me. I was particularly upset to be accused of lying about my exercise regime and felt that I had a responsibility to request an apology in order to demonstrate my commitment to the views that I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise.
"I strongly believe that women should be encouraged to accept themselves as they are, so to suggest that I was lying was an unacceptable accusation of hypocrisy."