Becoming ... Nicole Kidman

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

ACTING OUT

A wig-topped Kidman takes time out to greet fans on the New York City sets of her upcoming supernatural thriller Birth (left, in March 2003) and the political drama The Interpreter (right, in April). Kidman says she's at her happiest when she's acting: "I love to be in character more than anything. It's when I'm most alive."