Top - Often included in the top 50 most beautiful women in the world, from various magazines.
Likes to keep it real - Although a lefty, she studied how to write with her right hand for an accurate portrait of her role as Virgina Woolf. She also never used a double for her nude scenes.
Star - From her nickname, Hokulani, meaning Heavenly Star, to her star roles in movies and her own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, awarded in 2003.
Looks and brains - Scores an IQ rating of over 132. She also writes poetry in her free time and hopes to publish them one day
Kidman's breakthrough roles were in the 1989 feature film thriller Dead Calm and television thriller miniseries Bangkok Hilton
Appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in the stock-car racing film Days of Thunder (1990), the romance-drama Far and Away (1992), and the hero film Batman Forever (1995)
Other successful films followed in the late 1990s
Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her a second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress
Kidman's performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002) received critical acclaim and earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival
Kidman's other notable films include the crime comedy-drama To Die For (1995), for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999), the horror-thriller The Others (2001), the epic war drama film Cold Mountain (2003), the drama Dogville (2003), the political thriller The Interpreter (2005), and the epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008)
Her performances in the drama Birth (2004) and the thriller The Paperboy (2012) earned her Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress and Supporting Actress respectively
Her performance in the 2010 drama Rabbit Hole, which she also produced, earned Kidman further accolades, including a third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress
In 2012, she earned her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in the biopic Hemingway & Gellhorn
Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994
and for UNIFEM since 2006
In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion in the Order of Australia, and was the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry in that year
As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States
Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films
Victorian College of the Arts - Melbourne, Australia
Phillip Street Theatre - Sydney, Australia
Australian Theatre for Young People - Sydney, Australia
"I think each role takes a little from you and circles around you for the rest of your life. I don't think you ever abandon any of them."
"I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children."
"I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter."
"I'm drawn to the psychology of really interesting, flawed people."
"I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle. I suppose that's what I've learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved."