Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Academy Award-winning Australian[1] A-list actress. In 2006, she became the highest paid actress in the film industry.[2] In the same year, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Australia's highest civilian honour.[3]

After making various appearances in film and television, Kidman received her breakthrough role in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. Since then, Kidman's acting career has developed greatly. Her performances in several films, such as To Die For (1995), Moulin Rouge! (2001), and The Hours (2002), have won her not only critical acclaim but also many film awards. In 2003, Kidman received her Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. Kidman is also a UNIFEM and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, a singer and a successful recording artist.

She is also well-known for her former high-profile marriage to Tom Cruise, as well as her current marriage to singer Keith Urban. Because she was born to Australian parents in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship of Australia and the United States. In January 2008, she announced that she is pregnant with her first biological child, with husband Keith Urban.

Early life and family
Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Janelle Ann (née MacNeille), a nursing instructor who edits her husband's books and was a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby, and Dr. Anthony David Kidman, a biochemist, clinical psychologist and author, with an office in Lane Cove, Sydney.[4][5] At the time of Nicole Kidman's birth, her father was a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, D.C. The family returned to Australia when Kidman was four years old, when her father took on a lectureship at the University of Technology, Sydney[citation needed]. Kidman's parents now reside in Sydney's North Shore.

She started taking ballet lessons when she was four. She attended Lane Cove Public School in her primary years and later attended North Sydney Girls' High School. While living in Longueville, she attended St Mary's Cathedral College,[citation needed] but dropped out when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer; Kidman concentrated on her family responsibilities until her mother's recovery. She then trained at the Phillip Street Theatre, where she majored in voice production and theatre history.[citation needed] This led to studies at Sydney's Australian Theatre for Young People (of which she is now a patron).

She has a younger sister, Antonia Kidman who is a journalist.

[edit] Career

[edit] Early career in Australia (1983?1989)
Kidman's first appearance in film came in 1983 when, as a fifteen year-old, she appeared in the Pat Wilson music video for the song Bop Girl. By the end of the year she had secured a supporting role in the television series Five Mile Creek and four film roles, including BMX Bandits and Bush Christmas. During the 1980s, she appeared in several Australian movies and TV series, notably including the soap opera A Country Practice, the mini-series Vietnam (1986), Emerald City (1988), and Bangkok Hilton (1989).

In 1982, she might have appeared in the video for Roxy Music's song "True To Life".[citation needed]

[edit] Breakthrough (1989?1995)
In 1989, Kidman starred in the thriller film Dead Calm as Rae Ingram, the wife of naval officer John Ingram (Sam Neill), held captive on a Pacific Ocean yacht trip by the psychotic Hughie Warriner (Billy Zane). The thriller film received generally positive reviews; the staff of commented: "Throughout the film, Kidman is excellent. She gives the character of Rae real tenacity and energy."[6] Meanwhile, critic Roger Ebert noted the excellent chemistry between the leads, stating, "...Kidman and Zane do generate real, palpable hatred in their scenes together."[7] In 1990, she appeared opposite Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder, a stock car racing movie. After this, Kidman starred with Cruise in Ron Howard's Far and Away (1992). In 1995, Kidman featured in the ensemble cast of Batman Forever. On November 20, 1993 she hosted Saturday Night Live.[8]

[edit] Critical success (1995?present)
Her second film in 1995, To Die For was a satirical comedy that earned her praise[citation needed] from critics. She won a Golden Globe Award, and five other best actress awards for her portrayal of the murderous newscaster Suzanne Stone Maretto. Kidman and Cruise portrayed a married couple in Eyes Wide Shut in 1999, Stanley Kubrick's final film.

In 2002, Kidman received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 2001 musical film Moulin Rouge!, in which she played the courtesan Satine opposite Ewan McGregor. Consequently, Kidman received her second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. The same year, she had a well-received starring role in the horror film The Others. While in Australia filming Moulin Rouge!, Kidman injured her knee; as a result, Jodie Foster had to replace her as leading actress in the film Panic Room. In that film, Kidman's voice appears on the phone, as the mistress of the lead character's husband.

The following year, Kidman won critical praise for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours, in which the prosthetics applied to her made her almost unrecognizable. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for this role, along with a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA, and numerous critics awards. Kidman became the first Australian actress to win an Academy Award. During her Academy Award acceptance speech, after tearing, Kidman made a statement about the importance of art, even during times of war: "Why do you come to the Academy Awards when the world is in such turmoil? Because art is important. And because you believe in what you do and you want to honor that, and it is a tradition that needs to be upheld."[9]

In the same year, Kidman starred in three very different films. Dogville, by Danish director Lars von Trier, an experimental film set on a bare soundstage. Secondly, she co-starred alongside Anthony Hopkins in the film adaptation of Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain. Cold Mountain, a love story of two Southerners separated by the Civil War, was her final release that year, and garnered her a Golden Globe Award nomination.

In 2004, Kidman appeared in the critically panned[citation needed] remake of The Stepford Wives alongside Glenn Close, Faith Hill and Bette Midler. In September of the same year, Birth, in which the 37-year-old actress' character has an encounter with a 10-year-old boy (played by Cameron Bright) who attempts to convince her that he is a reincarnation of her dead husband, was met with a mixed reception primarily due to a scene where the boy strips and joins Kidman in the bathtub.[citation needed] Despite this, the film was nominated for the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival, and Kidman was nominated for another Golden Globe Award. Kidman's two movies in 2005 were The Interpreter, directed by Sydney Pollack, the film received mixed reviews, though it did become a considerable success at the box office grossing nearly $165 million worldwide, with its $80 million budget, and Bewitched, co-starring Will Ferrell, based on the 1960s TV sitcom of the same name; the latter fared abysmally with critics and made only $131,413,159, with a budget of 80 million at box office.

In conjunction with her success in the film industry, Kidman became the face of the Chanel No. 5 perfume brand. She starred in a campaign of television and print ads with Rodrigo Santoro, directed by Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann to promote the fragrance during the holiday season in 2004, 2005, and 2006. The three-minute commercial produced for Chanel No. 5 perfume made Kidman the record holder for the most money paid per minute to an actor after she reportedly earned $US3.71 million.[10] During this time, Kidman was also listed as the 45th Most Powerful Celebrity on the 2005 Forbes Celebrity 100 List. She made a reported US$14.5 million in 2004-2005. On People magazine's list of 2005's highest paid actresses, Kidman was second behind Julia Roberts with a US$16 million to US$17 million per-film price tag.[11] She has since passed Roberts as the highest paid actress.

Recently, Kidman appeared in the Diane Arbus bio-pic Fur, she also lent her voice to the animated film Happy Feet, which quickly garnered critical and commercial success, the film grossed over $384 million dollars worldwide. In 2007, she starred in the science fiction movie The Invasion, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, and played opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black in Noah Baumbach's comedy-drama Margot at the Wedding. She also starred in the film adaptation of the first part of the planned His Dark Materials trilogy of films, playing the villainous Mrs. Coulter. However, The Golden Compass''s failure to meet expectations at the North American box office has reduced the likelihood of a sequel.[12]

She is also set to star in director Wong Kar-wai's next film, The Lady from Shanghai and Baz Luhrmann's Australian period film titled Australia, which is set in the remote Northern Territory during the Japanese attack on Darwin during World War II. Kidman will play an English woman feeling overwhelmed by the continent, opposite Hugh Jackman.

On 25 June 2007, Nintendo announced that Kidman is to be the new face of Nintendo's advertising campaign for the Nintendo DS game More Brain Training in its European market.[13]

Kidman was featured in a series of advertisements for Sky in Italy, speaking Italian during the spots.

It is reported that Kidman will star and produce in an upcoming romantic comedy film called Monte Carlo. She plays one member of a trio of school teachers on holiday who cut short their no-frills sojourn in Paris and head to Monte Carlo, where they pose as wealthy vacationers.[14]

Kidman was originally set to star in The Reader (film) a post-war Germany drama, but due to her pregnancy she had to back out of the film. [15] Shortly after the news of Kidman's departure, it was announced that Kate Winslet would take over the role. [16]

[edit] Singing

Nicole Kidman and Robbie Williams in the "Somethin' Stupid" music videoNot known as a singer prior to Moulin Rouge!, Kidman had several well-received vocal performances in the film. Her collaboration with Ewan McGregor on the song "Come What May" from the film's soundtrack debuted and peaked at 27 in the UK Singles Chart. Later she collaborated with Robbie Williams on the song "Somethin' Stupid", a cover of the old swing song on Williams' swing covers album Swing When You're Winning. It debuted and peaked at 8 in the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart, and at number 1 for three weeks in the UK. It was the UK Christmas number 1 Single for 2001.

In 2006, she provided her voice for the animated movie Happy Feet, along with her vocals for her character Norma Jean's 'heartsong', which was a slightly altered version of "Kiss" by Prince.

[edit] Personal life

[edit] Relationships
Kidman met Tom Cruise on the set of their 1990 movie, Days of Thunder. Cruise was married to actress Mimi Rogers at the time, and later divorced her. Kidman and Cruise were married on Christmas Eve 1990 in Telluride, Colorado. The couple adopted two children, daughter Isabella Jane Cruise (b. December 22, 1992) and son Connor Anthony Cruise (b. January 17, 1995), and lived in Los Angeles, Australia, Colorado, and New York City. They separated just before their 10th wedding anniversary. At the time she was 3 months pregnant and subsequently had a miscarriage.[17] Tom Cruise filed for divorce in February 2001. The marriage was dissolved in 2001, with Cruise citing irreconcilable differences as the cause of the divorce. [18] The reasons for the dissolution have never been made public. Also, in an interview for Marie Claire magazine, Kidman mentions that she had an ectopic pregnancy early in their marriage.[19] In an interview in the June 2006 issue of Ladies' Home Journal, Kidman reported that she still loved Tom Cruise. Kidman told the magazine: "He was huge; still is. To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him." In addition, she has expressed shock about their divorce.[18]

The 2003 film Cold Mountain was plagued by rumours that an on-set affair between Kidman and co-star Jude Law was responsible for the breakup of his marriage. Both vehemently denied the allegations, and Kidman eventually won an undisclosed sum from the British tabloids that published the story.[20] She donated the money to a Romanian orphanage in the town where the movie was filmed.[21]. There were also rumours that she and Jim Carrey were going out after the two were spotted at restaurants together, but they both denied it explaining they are just the best of friends.[22] Shortly after her Oscar win, there were unconfirmed rumours of a relationship between her and fellow Oscar winner Adrien Brody.[23] She met musician Lenny Kravitz in 2003 and dated him into 2004[24]. Nicole has recently revealed in an interview she was secretly engaged when her divorce from Tom Cruise was legalised and before she met Keith Urban. She declined to reveal who her fiance was, but considering Kravitz was her only major relationship between her two husbands, one could assume it was him. [25]

Kidman met country singer Keith Urban at G'Day LA, an event honouring Australians in January 2005. Kidman and Urban were married on Sunday June 25, 2006, at the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in the grounds of St Patrick's Estate, Manly in Sydney. They maintain homes in Sydney and Nashville, Tennessee.

After constant speculation by the press, on January 8, 2008, it was confirmed that Kidman is 3 months pregnant and that Kidman and Urban are expecting their first child together.[26]

[edit] Religion
Kidman was raised a Catholic and currently is a practicing Catholic.[27] She attended Mary Mackillop Chapel in North Sydney. However, during her marriage to Tom Cruise, she was a follower of Scientology.[28]. She has kept private about Scientology in interviews, one time saying "I don't want to talk about it".[citation needed]

[edit] Politics
Kidman's name was included in an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times (August 17, 2006) that condemned organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, and supported Israel's efforts in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.[29]

Kidman has made numerous donations to U.S. Democratic party candidates and endorsed John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.[30]

[edit] Charitable work
Kidman publicly supports a variety of charities and causes. She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Australia since 1994. She has worked to help raise money for and draw attention to the plight of the most disadvantaged children in Australia and around the world. In 2004, she was honoured as a "Citizen of the World" by the United Nations.

On January 26, 2006, Kidman received Australia's highest civilian honour when she was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, for "service to the performing arts as an acclaimed motion picture performer, to health care through contributions to improve medical treatment for women and children and advocacy for cancer research, to youth as a principal supporter of young performing artists, and to humanitarian causes in Australia and internationally."[31] However, due to film commitments and her wedding to Urban, it wasn't until 13 April 2007 that she was presented with the honour.[32] She was also nominated goodwill ambassador for UNIFEM.[33]

Kidman joined the 'Little Tee Campaign' for Breast Cancer Care to design T-shirts or vests to raise money for breast cancer.[34] Kidman's mother, Janelle, is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed in 1984.[35]

[edit] Press
In January 2005, Kidman won interim restraining orders against two Sydney-based paparazzi photographers.[36]

[edit] Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
1983 BMX Bandits Judy
Bush Christmas Helen
Five Mile Creek Annie TV series
Skin Deep Sheena Henderson TV movie
Chase Through the Night Petra TV movie
1984 Matthew and Son Bridget Elliot TV movie
Wills & Burke Julia Matthews
1985 Archer's Adventure Catherine TV movie
Winners Carol Trig TV series - episode 1
1986 Windrider Jade
1987 Watch the Shadows Dance Amy Gabriel
The Bit Part Mary McAllister
Room to Move Carol Trig TV miniseries
An Australian in Rome Jill TV movie
Vietnam Megan Goddard TV miniseries
1988 Emerald City Helen
1989 Dead Calm Rae Ingram
Bangkok Hilton Katrina Stanton TV miniseries
1990 Days of Thunder Dr. Claire Lewicki
1991 Flirting Nicola
Billy Bathgate Drew Preston Golden Globe nomination - Best Supporting Actress
1992 Far and Away Shannon Christie
1993 Malice Tracy Kennsinger
My Life Gail Jones
1995 To Die For Suzanne Stone Maretto BAFTA Award nomination - Best Actress, Golden Globe win - Best Musical/Comedy Actress
Batman Forever Dr. Chase Meridian
1996 The Leading Man Academy Awards presenter
The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer
1997 The Peacemaker Dr. Julia Kelly
1998 Practical Magic Gillian Owens
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Alice Harford
2001 Moulin Rouge! Satine Academy Award nomination - Best Actress, Golden Globe win - Best Musical/Comedy Actress
The Others Grace Stewart Nominated for BAFTA Award - Best Actress
Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Drama Actress
Birthday Girl Sophia/Nadia
2002 The Hours Virginia Woolf Academy Award win - Best Actress, BAFTA Award win - Best Actress, Golden Globe win - Best Drama Actress
2003 Dogville Grace Margaret Mulligan
The Human Stain Faunia Farley
Cold Mountain Ada Monroe Golden Globe nomination - Best Drama Actress
2004 The Stepford Wives Joanna Eberhart
Birth Anna Golden Globe nomination - Best Drama Actress
2005 The Interpreter Silvia Broome
Bewitched Isabel Bigelow/Samantha Worst Screen Couple Razzie
2006 Fur Diane Arbus
Happy Feet Norma Jean voice
2007 The Invasion Carol Bennell
Margot at the Wedding Margot
The Golden Compass Marisa Coulter
2008 Australia Lady Sarah Ashley Post-production
2009 Need Post-poned because of her pregnancy
The Lady from Shanghai

[edit] Discography
"Come What May" single (Duet with Ewan McGregor - October 2001) AUS #10, UK #27
"Somethin' Stupid" single (Duet with Robbie Williams - December 2001) AUS #8, UK #1
"Kiss" / "Heartbreak Hotel" - Nicole Kidman / Hugh Jackman - November 2006 (Happy Feet Soundtrack)

[edit] Awards
Government honours

In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Australia's highest civilian honour, in recognition of her contribution to the arts and her charity work.[37] The award was presented by Governor-General of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery in a ceremony at Government House, Canberra on 13 April 2007.[38]

Academy Awards

2003 - Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Hours
Berlin International Film Festival

2003 - Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actress for The Hours
Boston Society of Film Critics

1995 - Best Actress for To Die For
British Academy of Film and Television Arts:

2003 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for The Hours
Broadcast Film Critics Association

1996 - Best Actress for To Die For
Golden Globe Awards:

1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for To Die For
2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Moulin Rouge!
2003 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for The Hours
Kansas City Film Critics Circle

2002 - Best Actress for The Others
Las Vegas Film Critics Society

2003 - Best Actress for The Hours
MTV Movie Awards:

2002 - Best Female Performance for Moulin Rouge!
2002 - Best Musical Sequence for Moulin Rouge!
Prestige Academy of Motion Pictures

1995 - Best Actress for To Die For
2001 - Best Actress for Moulin Rouge!
2001 - Best Musical Sequence for Moulin Rouge!
2002 - Best Actress for The Hours
2003 - Best Ensemble Cast Performance for Cold Mountain *(shared with the rest of the cast)
2003 - Distinguished Decade in Film
2004 - Best Ensemble Cast Performance for Dogville *(shared with the rest of the cast)
Seattle International Film Festival

1995 - Best Actress for To Die For
ShoWest Convention

1992 - Female Star of Tomorrow
2002 - Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film
In 2003, Kidman received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition to those accolades, Kidman has received Best Actress awards from the following critics' groups or award giving organizations: Australian Film Institute, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Empire Awards, Golden Satellite Awards, Hollywood Film Festival, London Critics Circle, Russian Guild of Film Critics, and the Southeastern Film Critics Association. In 2003, Kidman was given the American Cinematheque Award.

Preceded by
Jamie Lee Curtis
for True Lies Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
for To Die For
1996 Succeeded by
for Evita
Preceded by
Renée Zellweger
for Nurse Betty Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
for Moulin Rouge!
2002 Succeeded by
Renée Zellweger
for Chicago
Preceded by
Halle Berry
for Monster's Ball Silver Bear for Best Actress - Berlin Film Festival
for The Hours (tied with Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore)
2003 Succeeded by
Charlize Theron
for Monster and Catalina Sandino Moreno
for Maria full of Grace
Preceded by
Halle Berry
for Monster's Ball Academy Award for Best Actress
for The Hours
2002 Succeeded by
Charlize Theron
for Monster
Preceded by
Judi Dench
for Iris BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
for The Hours
2003 Succeeded by
Scarlett Johansson
for Lost in Translation
Preceded by
Sissy Spacek
for In the Bedroom Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
for The Hours
2003 Succeeded by
Charlize Theron
for Monster

[edit] Nominations
Academy Awards:

Best Actress in a Leading Role Moulin Rouge! (2002)
Golden Globe Awards:

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Birth (2005)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Cold Mountain (2004)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Others (2002)
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Billy Bathgate (1992)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Others (2002)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role To Die For (1996)
Goya Awards:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role The Others (2002)
Screen Actors Guild:

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role The Hours (2003)
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Hours (2003)
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Moulin Rouge! (2002)

[edit] References
^ Kidman, quoted in (March 4, 2002). "Pride of Place", Australian Story. ABC-TV.; Kidman, quoted in (August 29, 2004). "CV of a superstar". The Sydney Morning Herald.
^ UPI (November 30, 2006). Nicole Kidman highest paid female actor in film industry beating out Julia Roberts.. UPI.
^ Stafford, Annabel: Kidman and the Kennedys honoured for their service, The Age, 14 April 2007.
^ Keneally, Tom. "FILM; Nicole Kidman, From Down Under to 'Far and Away'", The New York Times, 1992-05-24. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.
^ Thomson, David (2006). Nicole Kidman. Knopf. ISBN 1-4000-4273-9.
^ Dead Calm. 1 January 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
^ Ebert, Roger."Dead Calm". 7 April 1989. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
^ Saturday Night Live episode 19.7 (#354). Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
^ Memorable Moments From Oscar Night. ABC News. 23 March 2003. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
^ AAP (September 29, 2006). Kidman Earns Her Way into Record Spot. Nine MSN.
^ Associated Press (November 30, 2005). Julia Roberts again tops list of highest-paid actresses. The San Diego Union-Tribune.
^ Sander, Peter. "New Line and Director Settle 'Rings' Suit, Look to 'Hobbit'", Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2007.
^ Nicole Kidman Exercises Her Brain (2007-06-25). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Nicole Kidman to star in, produce 'Monte Carlo' (2007-07-11). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ E! Online (March 30, 2001). Nicole Kidman Suffers Miscarriage.
^ a b "Nicole Kidman: Still Loves Tom Cruise". ABC News. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 10 March 2007.
^ MSNBC (November 12, 2007). Kidman says she?ll never have plastic surgery.
^ Kidman wins affair libel case (2003-07-31). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Nicole Kidman Biography. Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Carrey and Kidman To Become Man and Wife? (2003-04-28). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Nicole Kidman Linked Again? (2003-06-05). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Kravitz Moves On (2004-01-07). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Kidman Was Engaged Between Cruise & Urban (2007-09-05). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Confirmed: Nicole Kidman is pregnant. The Sydney Morning Herald (2008-01-08). Retrieved on 2008-01-08.
^ Dan McAloon (2006-06-09). Kidman wedding in Australia seen as spiritual homecoming. Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ "Tom & Nicole Split A Question of Faith", New York Post, February 12, 2001.
^ "Kidman condemns Hamas, Hezbollah" Herald Sun. August 17, 2006. Retrieved on October 22, 2006.
^ Nicole Kidman's Federal Compaign Contribution Report October 16, 2006. Retrieved on October 22, 2006.
^ Nicole Kidman. Australian Honours Database. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
^ Byrnes, Holly. "Nicole's new bridal path", The Daily Telegraph, 2007-04-12. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
^ "Kidman becomes ambassador for UN" BBC News. January 26, 2006. Retrieved on October 22, 2006.
^ "Kidman joins the Breast Cancer Care crusade" July 2, 2006. Retrieved on October 22, 2006.
^ "Nicole Kidman fashions fight against women?s cancers" USA Today. March 3, 2004. Retrieved on October 22, 2006.
^ Kidman wins restraining order (2005-01-27). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
^ Stafford, Annabel: Kidman and the Kennedys honoured for their service, The Age, 14 April 2007.
^ Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (2007-04-13). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.

[edit] Additional reading
Thomson, David (2006). Nicole Kidman. Knopf. ISBN 1-4000-4273-9.

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