Creator / Nicole Kidman

Nicole Mary Kidman (born June 20, 1967) is an Australian actress. She is currently one of Hollywood's leading ladies and a frequent portrayer of 'icy-blondes' on screen; even though she is a natural redhead and a proud Ms. Fanservice. She was once married to Tom Cruise and has two adopted children with him. Now married to the singer Keith Urban with whom she has two daughters named Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.

Films she has starred in:

Provides examples of:

  • The Cameo:
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Most of her characters are seen in her bare feet frequently.
  • Dye Hard: invoked She's naturally red-haired but is more famous for being an 'icy-blonde'. Although she says that the red hair in her early roles was also a dye job, and that her natural color is a reddish or strawberry blonde.
  • Fake American: invoked Many roles. She technically has dual-citizenship since she was born in Honolulu, but both of her parents come from Australia and she was raised there from age 4, so her natural accent is an Australian one.
  • Fake Brit: invoked In Hours (as Virginia Woolf), Australia, The Others and Paddington.
  • Fake Irish: invoked In Far and Away.
  • Fake Nationality: invoked Besides the roles mentioned in the other Fake [X] examples, she played a Frenchwoman in Moulin Rouge! (though with a British accent), and someone who, while her nationaily isn't stated, is definitely European, in 9.
  • Fake Russian: invoked In Birthday Girl.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She's naturally a redhead, so it's a given. Though she Dye Hard in many films.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: invoked She's an Australian playing a Briton in Australia. Even in a film that's Australian in all aspects, she's not playing an Australian.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She often appears naked or in skimpy outfits on films.
  • Older Than They Look: She was 49 when she filmed Big Little Lies.
  • Oscar Bait: Which has helped garner 3 Oscar nominations for Best Actress, including a win for 2002's The Hours.
  • Playing Against Type: invoked In contrast to her usual Defrosting Ice Queen role she has played an evil Brainless Beauty in To Die For and a Cute Witch in the film version of Bewitched.
  • Production Posse: invoked
    • Was a huge player in Bahz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! and Australia.
    • With John Cameron Mitchell. Their collaboration on Rabbit Hole was a notable success, earning Kidman her third Oscar nomination (and first in eight years). They eventually came together again to work on Mitchell's next film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
    • Kidman also starred in Billy Bathgate and The Human Stain, two films directed by Robert Benton.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 6 feet tall, so good luck finding a movie where she doesn't stand eye-to-eye, if not tower over, her male co-star. She lampshaded this after her divorce from Cruise saying that finally she was able to wear heels again.note 
  • Those Two Actors: invoked
    • Kidman and Lauren Bacall were co-stars in two movies that came out in consecutive years. They appeared together in Dogville and Birth.
    • Jim Broadbent worked with her on Moulin Rouge! and Paddington.
    • Worked with her former husband Tom Cruise on three films - Days of Thunder (where they met), Far and Away, and Eyes Wide Shut. She worked with him on The Others too but he was only a producer there.
    • She and Colin Firth worked together on Before I Go To Sleep, The Railway Man, and Genius.
    • She and Hugh Jackman played a parental unit in Happy Feet and lovers in Australia.
    • Jude Law also reunited with Kidman on Genius, as they had previously starred as lovers in Cold Mountain.
    • Sydney Pollack had a few significant scenes in Eyes Wide Shut, and then directed and co-starred with Kidman in The Interpreter.
    • Christopher Walken appeared as Kidman's father in The Family Fang, after having previously played off of her in The Stepford Wives.
  • The Vamp: Playing Mrs. Coulter in The Golden Compass. In fact she was author Philip Pullman's first choice for the role and he later admitted that he should have made the character blonde to reflect this point.