Nicole Kidman is a superstar with roots in frock flicks. She’s traditionally beautiful and glamorous in modern clothes but also looks proper in period garb. From romances and musicals to Oscar-bait drama, she’s done it all and has no sign of stopping!
Megan Goddard in Vietnam (1987)
Nicola in Flirting (1991)
Drew Preston in Billy Bathgate (1991)
Shannon Christie in Far and Away (1992)
Isabel Archer in The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Grace in The Others (2001)
Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002)
Ada Monroe in Cold Mountain (2003)
Diane Arbus in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Lady Sarah Ashley in Australia (2008)
Martha Gellhorn in Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Nicole Kidman said of this role:
“I knew nothing about Martha, but I’ve always been drawn to unique women who are willing to take on the world. The exciting thing about this film is that you see her discovering her nature. At the beginning, she’s a lot of talk. She knows that she’s either got to get her hands dirty and become what she pretends to be or she’s a fraud. In the end, Gellhorn out-Hemingways Hemingway.”
Grace in Grace of Monaco (2015)
Gertrude Bell in Queen of the Desert (2015)
Aline Bernstein in Genius (2016)
Miss Martha in The Beguiled (2017)
Queen Gudrun in The Northman (filming)
While Nicole Kidman has been doing a lot of TV recently, she’s also working on a “Viking revenge saga” that’s set in Iceland during the 10th century. Maybe we’ll make Sarah review that one!
What’s your favorite historical costume movie or TV role played by Nicole Kidman?