Nicole Kidman is one of the most beloved and successful actors in the world today. From her early roles in classic films such as To the Death, she has starred in some of the most high-profile productions in modern history, such as Moulin Rouge and The Hours.

The Oscar-winning actress is known for her high-profile marriage and divorce from Tom Cruise.

But behind closed doors, there are a lot of exciting things hidden that even Kidman’s most devoted fans are not aware of. Let’s examine the mystery of Kidman’s rise to fame.

She was born Nicole Kidman on June 20, 1967 in Honolulu (Hawaii). To her parents, Anthony Kidman, a scientist and writer, and Janelle Ann Glennie, a nursing teacher and editor.

From an early age, it was clear that Nicole Kidman was a born artist with all the qualities necessary to become a star. While in high school, she participated in a local theater group and made her film debut at the tender age of 16 – in 1983 in the movie “Bush Christmas.”

But it was in 1991 that Nicole Kidman got the roles that began to bring her to the attention of the Australian film industry and the world.

At this time, Kidman was noticed by Australian and Hollywood movie companies, and movie executives and producers worldwide quickly fell in love with her.

However, one showbiz celebrity fell for her in a big way – and fell head over heels in love.

The showbiz icon and her lover were, of course, “Top Gun” star and Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise. Their acquaintance occurred on the set of the 1990 film Days of Thunder, after which Kidman found herself in the spotlight of Hollywood audiences and the arms of Cruise.

After a while, Cruise and Kidman became a real Hollywood couple. 

In December 1991, when Kidman was 23 and Cruise was 28, the world rejoiced when the happy couple wed.

Shortly after the wedding, they had two children – daughter Isabella and son Connor.

For over a decade, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were the kings and queens of the Hollywood kingdom. 

However, everything came crashing down, and the world was shocked when they announced their divorce in 2001 after more than ten years of marriage.

Throughout her marriage, divorce, and subsequent career, Kidman always remained incredibly positive and respectful when discussing her life and family with the press.

However, she couldn’t ignore one thing that did cause her incredible pain – the fact that her two children, Isabella and Connor, chose to stay with Cruise and the Church of Scientology.

In the years that followed, speculation continued unabated that there had been a breakup between Kidman and her beloved children, but she remained silent on the matter for years.

She also starred in Baz Luhrmann’s classic musical epic Moulin Rouge in 2001, which became a worldwide phenomenon and earned her a Golden Globe Award.

For the next few years, Kidman continued to solidify her position as a genuine Hollywood heavyweight. 

After her heartbreak with Tom Cruise went public, it makes sense that in the following years, Kidman was extremely private about her personal life, especially as it pertained to her romantic adventures.

And so she kept it quiet for some time that she was dating Australian country singer Keith Urban, and the world was delighted when she announced their engagement in 2006.

Their star-studded Australian wedding was attended by guests such as Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and, of course, Kidman’s best friend Naomi Watts.

Fans and media were shocked when, shortly after her wedding to Keith Urban, the couple announced that he was going to rehab to deal with an alcohol problem.

It was undoubtedly a difficult time, but they stayed together. Kidman supported Urban through this challenging period, and when he got out of rehab, it seemed like they became even stronger together.

The public and the press wrote extensively about how Kidman allegedly distanced herself from her children with Tom Cruise. It was tough for her not only to part with her husband but also to lose contact and closeness with her beloved children, Isabella and Connor.

But the joy of motherhood caught up with Kidman again in 2008 when she had her firstborn with Keith Urban – daughter Sunday Rose.

It was undoubtedly a big deal for Kidman to become a mother again, but years later, she admitted that her journey to conceiving a child was arduous and challenging.

She later revealed that she and Cruise decided to adopt Isabella and Connor after she suffered a miscarriage early on in their marriage.

She later revealed that she and Cruise almost had another child but suffered another miscarriage during their separation.

The second loss, as you can imagine, hit Kidman very hard, and she faced mental health issues as a result.

After fans learned the truth about Kidman’s struggles to get pregnant, they were even more excited that she had her first biological child after such an ordeal.

It is seen that becoming a mother of Kidman was indeed to her liking, and she continued to dream of more children. And in 2010, Kidman and Urban had their second daughter, Faith Margaret, with the help of a surrogate.

By this time, Kidman’s longtime dream of becoming a mother had been realized in many ways. She now had four children whom she loved unconditionally – two by Tom Cruise and two by Keith Urban – one by pregnancy and one by surrogacy.

But the relationship with her first two children seemed to remain complicated, as she told Hello! magazine that they still refused to live with her.

As Kidman continued to reach new heights in her personal life, it didn’t stop her from starring in some of the most successful films of the era. Around this time, she reunited with “Moulin Rouge” director Baz Luhrmann for the epic drama “Australia” as well as the film adaptation of the musical “Nine.”

She also starred in the 2010 drama Rabbit Hole, earning critical acclaim and another Oscar nomination.

She also played the role of beloved actress and princess Grace Kelly in the 2014 Emmy-nominated film Grace of Monaco, as well as in Before I Go to Sleep and Paddington.

Nicole Kidman has undoubtedly had one of the most successful and enduring careers in the history of Hollywood show business. She is equally adored around the world not only for her talent and skill as an actress but also for her openness and dignified demeanor – she willingly shares her feelings but, at the same time, never speaks ill of others.