Nicole Kidman

Injured on Set

Kidman breaks a rib and tears cartilage in her knee while filming the musical Moulin Rouge!. "I had to do these kicks down the stairs in incredibly high heels," she tells In Style, "and I slipped and continued to dance all that night. And worked for three more weeks on it. I just shredded it."


Nicole Kidman

February 07

Shocking Split!

Six weeks after celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary, Kidman is taken totally by surprise when Cruise files for divorce. Cryptically, Cruise tells a source on the set of Minority Report that "Nic knows exactly why we are getting the divorce," providing fodder for much speculation. In March, Kidman suffers a miscarriage that sparks chatter of her cheating, but she denies any infidelity and friends insist Cruise was the father.

August 08

It's Final

The Kidman-Cruise divorce is finalized. From a combined estate of $350 million, Kidman keeps the couple's $4.3 million home in Pacific Palisades and a house in Sydney worth $4 million. Cruise keeps the 280-acre estate in Telluride, Colo., and his airplanes, including a $100,000 Pitts S-2B, a $1.2 million Beech F90 and a $28 million-plus Gulfstream IV jet. All other details of the settlement are sealed. Kidman and Cruise share custody of the children.

Nicole Kidman


Alone and on Top

Entertainment Weekly names Kidman Entertainer of the Year for her "stamina, her resilience and her talent, her ability to bewitch and surprise us with every new performance, and her constant fight to exceed all expectations – including her own." In 2002, Kidman will top PEOPLE's annual 50 Most Beautiful list, a choice managing editor Martha Nelson calls a "natural one." In 2007, she makes her eighth appearance on the annual list.


Nicole Kidman

July 15

Cold Call Time

Kidman begins working on Cold Mountain, which also stars Renée Zellweger, Natalie Portman and Jude Law. Kidman's portrayal of a Southern belle in the epic Civil War romance earns her another Golden Globe nod.


Nicole Kidman

March 23

Kidman's Oscar Win

Kidman wins the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours, a role that had her wearing a prosthetic nose and made her virtually unrecognizable. When Kidman's name is called, "I just went blank," she tells PEOPLE. "Everything I had thought in my head that I might say was gone. Gone. I couldn't think of anyone's names. Nothing. It was terrifying, and my hands started to shake."

Nicole Kidman

September 30

A Rockin' New Love

After she is seen with Lenny Kravitz all summer in Manhattan, Kidman announces that she is indeed dating the rocker. "They're very close," spokeswoman Leslee Dart says to PEOPLE. "He's very important to her." A ring on one of Kidman's left fingers sparks engagement rumors, but her rep says, "I think it's a ring she [already] had." The relationship does not last.

Nicole Kidman

Channeling Chanel

Kidman wins a libel suit against a British tabloid that suggested she had an on-set affair with Jude Law during filming of Cold Mountain. Later that year, Kidman becomes the new face of Chanel No. 5 and stars in a three-minute commercial for which she is paid a whopping $3.71 million.


Nicole Kidman

May 16

Kidman's Fiancé

After meeting country singer Keith Urban in January 2005, Kidman hosts the 30th Anniversary gala for UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women), where she serves as Goodwill Ambassador, in New York City. She brings Urban who turns out to be more than her boyfriend. "He's actually my fiancé," Kidman tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Nicole Kidman

June 25

An Aussie Good Time

Kidman and Urban tie the knot in a candlelit ceremony at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St. Patrick's Estate at Manly, in Australia. The bride wears a dress by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga. In addition to family members, Kidman welcomes members of Hollywood's "Aussie Posse" including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts.

Photo Credits

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Nicole Kidman
Date of Birth
June 20, 1967
Birth Place
Honolulu, Hawaii
Keith Urban, husband (2005 to present)
Lenny Kravitz, ex-boyfriend (July 2003 to Dec. 2003)
Tom Cruise, ex-husband (1990 to 2001)
Isabella Jane Kidman Cruise, adopted daughter (12/22/1992)
Connor Antony Kidman Cruise, adopted son (2/6/1995)
Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, daughter (7/7/2008)
Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, daughter (12/28/10)
Edited by Julia Wang

Nicole Kidman

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