� (2000) She and her husband Tom Cruise donated to Hillary
Rodham Clinton's campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate
representing New York state.
� Wore a corset while filming Portrait of a Lady, The (1996) to
take her waist down to 19".
� Spent two weeks in bed after filming of Portrait of a Lady,
The (1996) - diagnosed as suffering from "emotional stress".
� Nicole's father is renowned Sydney psychologist Anthony
Kidman, famous in his own right for work done with breast cancer
patients, among other things.
� (October 1999) Crusader against child abuse. "Children should
be allowed to grow up without fear of cruelty."
� Nicole is scared of butterflies
� Nicole is left-handed
� Nic and Bella are chocaholics
� She can sew and loves to design kids clothes
� When Bella was younger, Nicole made her clothes, because she
didn't think there were any good clothes out there
� She cooks a "wicked lamb roast"- it's her comfort food.
� She thinks the "good life" is Sunday afternoon, with red wine,
some opera music and cooking
� Favourite food and drinks? Chocolate, ice cream, apple
� She can't paint
� Nicole used to run an average of 7 miles every day, and 10 or
12 miles on the weekends. She can't do this anymore because she
tore a cartilige and broke a rib whilst filming Moulin Rouge
� She wants to raise a lot of money for ovarian cancer research.
� She wants to do more fieldwork helping in Asia with "child
prostitution and other slightly more controversial issues"
� Her first kiss was on stage at an amateur theatre in Sydney,
in a play called Spring Awakening, aged 14
� Nicole loves to kiss
� She wants to take her kids hiking in Bhutan
� She wants to live in Morocco
� One of her ambitions is "to perform Chekhov, in Russian, in
� She kept a journal from age 11 - 18
� Nic would love to make a documentary in Australia
� She still believes in love
� Nicole was once rumoured to be in line for the role of the
journalist in The Life Of David Gale
� Tom and Nicole once sent a photograph to Katharine Hepburn,
asking her to sign it - she said no.
� Nicole had to pull out of starring in 'In The Cut' because she
hadn't fully recovered from a knee injury from shooting Moulin
Rouge - instead she opted to just produce it.
� Nicole has co-starred with 3 'Batmans' - Michael Keaton (in My
Life), George Clooney (The Peacemaker), and Val Kilmer (Batman
� Nicole requested the song 'Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing' was
featured in Eyes Wide Shut
� Nic loves to play tennis
� When Nicole is home she is often at Palm Beach, which is a
beach north of Sydney and where they film Home and Away.
� Nicole donated $100,000 to the children's hospital in Randwick
in 2001. The proceeds from the Australian premiere of The Others
were also donated to the hospital.
� Nicole was offered the lead female role in 'Kiss The Girls',
starring Morgan Freeman.
� Nic entered her lemon sponge in the Great Sydney Bake-Off at
the Wharf Theatre on the 25th October 1987. The event raised
money for the Sydney Theatre Comapny
� Nicole bought her wedding dress at a flea market in Amsterdam
� Nic left school nine days before she was due to taker her High
School Certficate, and shortly before her 17th birthday
� Nicole took off her heels to be photographed with the other
(shorter) guests after her appearance on Parkinson in 2001
� For the very first Moulin Rouge rehearsal, Baz Luhrmann asked
Nicole to sing 'Nobody Does It Better' by Carly Simon
� As a teenager, Nicole was in a band called Divine Madness
� In 1993 Nic and Tom supported Sydney's bid to host the 2000
Olympics by spending $150,000 on producing a five minute
promotional video of an environmentally friendly Olympic
� Nic was not allowed to go skydiving during filming breaks of
Moulin Rouge for insurance reasons, so she did all the trapeze
work in the film by herself.
� Nic had less than 3 weeks to learn her lines for her role as
Shelby in Steel Magnolias before the curtain went up on May 18th
� Women Nicole admires include Meryl Streep, Cher, Margaret
Thatcher ("as a woman, not for her politics"), Ingrid Bergman,
Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Katharine Hepburn, Benazir Bhutto,
Australian film producers Pat Lovell and Margaret Fink.
� Nicole remembers that as a teenager she waited in line for
concert tickets to see ABBA.
� Nicole was an extra in Pat Wilson's music video clip for 'Bop
Girl' in the '80's.
� Nicole is sometimes listed in hotel logs as "Ruby Slipper"
� Nicole's favourite red carpet outfit she's worn is the
Chartreuse Dior gown at the 1997 Oscars.
� Among the many projects Nicole has been linked to in recent
years are The Aviator, Mr and Mrs Smith and The Life Aquatic.
She had to pull out of them due to scheduling conflicts.
� Nicole and Hugo Weaving are the only 2 Americans who have had
seven US box office No.1's.
� The photographer who took Nic and Keith's wedding photo says
the picture was unposed, and it was taken while the couple were