Bare-Faced To Heavy Prosthetics: Nicole Kidman’s Life Through The Years

by Asfa Shakeel

Nicole Kidman, star of Big Little Lies, and one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actresses, has been in the industry for around 35 years. During this time, she has undergone a remarkable transformation, both in the way that she looks and her big screen performances.

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1987: Australian actress, Nicole Kidman. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)

Kidman was born in 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Antony Kidman, was a biochemist and clinical psychologist while her mother, Janelle Ann, is a nursing instructor who also edited her husbands books.

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SYDNEY – DECEMBER 01 1983: AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS NICOLE KIDMAN AT A PRIVATE PHOTO SESSION FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HER MOVIE ‘BMX BANDIT’ IN SYDNEY. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

Her parents visited Hawaii on a student visa, when her father got enrolled in the University of Hawaii as a graduate student.

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Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii while her parents were there on a student visa from Australia.(Source: Instagram/derkonigdragtprada)

Kidman always had a natural talent for acting and performing. According to the star, she was first inspired to act when she saw Margaret Hamilton’s performance as the Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz.

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AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS NICOLE KIDMAN AT A PRIVATE PHOTO SESSION FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HER MOVIE ‘BMX BANDIT’ IN SYDNEY. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

She began her career with Bush Christmas in 1983, and gained international recognition in 1995 when she played Dr. Chase Meridian opposite Val Kilmer in Batman Forever.

She also played Suzanne Stone in To Die For in the same year, for which she won a Golden Globe.

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Dustin Hoffman plays mobster Dutch Shultz and Nicole Kidman plays Drew Preston in “Billy Bathgate” June 15, 1990 in USA.  (Photo by Liaison)

In 1989, Kidman met Tom Cruise while filming Days of Thunder. In 1990, the duo got married and adopted a daughter, Isabella Jane, and a son, Connor Anthony, together. However, the couple split up in February 2001, and announced their separation followed by a quick divorce. They cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise got married in 1990. (Source: Instagram/lovelikefilm)

In 1999, Kidman starred alongside then-husband Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut. Shortly after their divorce, Kidman took a hiatus from acting and her public life. She returned to win a Golden Globe for her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge.

In 2002, Kidman received further critical acclaim for her portrayal of Virgina Woolf in The Hours, a role which demanded that she wear prosthetics to change the shape of her nose, making her almost unrecognizable. This role earned her another Golden Globe and her first Academy Award.

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1999: Nicole Kidman starred in Eyes Wide Shut alongside Tom Cruise. (Source: Instagram/ninetiestrike)

Since then, Kidman has appeared in many critically acclaimed roles in projects such as Cold Mountain (2003), The Interpreter (2005), and the documentary Fur (2006).

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Nicole Kidman got her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of Suzanne Stone in To Die For. (Source: Instagram/actresses_daily)

Kidman met musician Keith Urban in 2005, at an event honoring Australians. The duo married each other, the very next year.

They had their first daughter in 2008, and two years later, their second daughter was born via surrogate.

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Nicole Kidman met her husband Keith Urban in 2005. (Source: Instagram/nicolekidman)

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have two daughters together. (Source: Instagram/nicolekidman)

In 2017, Kidman appeared in HBO’s Big Little Lies, a seven-part series that she produced, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Jean-Marc Vallee. She has won an Emmy for both her acting and her production along with a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her role.

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Nicole Kidman has received critical acclaim for her acting in and production of the seven-part series, Big Little Lies. (Source: Instagram/nicolekidman)

Over the course of her career, Kidman has done it all: television, movies and musicals. To adapt to these roles, she has also transformed physically.

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Nicole Kidman has had many different looks throughout the years. (Source: Instagram/nicolekidman)

From super curly hair to long sleek locks, from bare-faced to heavy prosthetics, Kidman’s variety of roles and natural aptitude for adapting to a range of looks has made the star be known for her versatility over the years.

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Nicole Kidman changes her look depending on the project she is working on at the time. (Source: Instagram/nicolekidman)

Recently, she was seen looking unrecognizable with dusty blonde hair and considerable aging prosthetics on the set of her new movie Goldfinch, set to release in 2019.

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 09: Nicole Kidman is seen in character on the set of ‘The Goldfinch’ on March 9, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)



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