Nicole Kidman: Becoming a Beauty

She may be one of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful faces now, but that wasn't always the case for Nicole Kidman, 34. During her awkward teenage years, Kidman tells the magazine, it was sister Antonia who got the stares. "We'd walk down the street and people would go, 'Oh Nicole, isn't your sister gorgeous?' " These days, Nicole isn't having any trouble turning heads both onscreen and off. Look back at her stunning transformation through the years.

GROWING PAINS

Kidman, in 1983, says she was "gawky" during her teen years, telling PEOPLE that she was considered the "plain one" next to younger sister Antonia, now 31. "She has brown skin and beautiful brown hair, and I was always sort of the one who needed to have a personality."