Becoming ... Nicole Kidman

See how the Stepford Wives star went from Aussie rebel to Oscar winner. By Serena Kappes

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Updated: Tuesday Jun 08, 2004 | 06:00 AM EDT

THE REAL DEAL

"She's this really Aussie girl who's full of life and has this loud, honking laugh," says Moulin Rouge director and friend Baz Luhrmann of Kidman (at the Sydney premiere of Cold Mountain in 2003). "I don't know how we ever believed she was some kind of an ice queen," says The Hours author Michael Cunningham.