Becoming ... Nicole Kidman

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

DRESSED TO THRILL

Need proof of Kidman's red-carpet prowess? The Council of Fashion Designers of America honored her in 2003 with its fashion icon award. From left, some of her greatest sartorial hits: a chartreuse cheongsam by Dior at the 1997 Academy Awards; a sexy lace ensemble at the Critics' Choice Awards in 2003; a Pucci halter dress at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.