Nicole Kidman Reveals Her Red Carpet Weakness

10/08/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Nicole Kidman Harper's Bazaar Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Nicole Kidman is tall, slender and gorgeous, but even she has insecurities.

“I find standing and posing for photos very awkward,” the actress says in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “Red-carpet truths!”

Posing (not at all awkwardly) for a cover and spread in the magazine’s “Daring Issue,” Kidman wears looks by designers like Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta and Versace.

However, it’s that Dior dress, the one that Kidman wore to the 1997 Oscars, that comes up in conversation.

“It’s packed in a box with tissue paper, and it will be donated to a museum,” she shares. As for her other couture pieces, “whichever daughter loves clothes more will get dibs on those.”

So far, it seems older daughter Sunday is winning that contest; Kidman reveals that she tries on dresses while her 4-year-old sits on the floor. And having such down-to-earth moments with her family seemingly helps the star brush off the endless cycle of gossip that comes with fame.

“As you get older … all of that other stuff becomes less important,” she says. “Like, I’ve always had a little belly. I mean, now that I’m 45, they don’t say, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant!’ as much. But I’ve got skinny arms and legs, and then I’ve got a little belly.” Uh, Nicole, trust us: You look pretty damn good.

For more with Kidman, pick up the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands Oct. 23, and visit for the full interview and even more stylish photos.

Nicole Kidman Harper's Bazaar Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

–Kate Hogan


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Wendie on

Deana, you obviously have never adopted a child, because your comment that blood is thicker than water is so incredibly naive and ridiculous. I have am adopted daughter, and I don’t love her less than my soon that actually gee within me. There is nothing I would not do for her. She may not have grown in me, but she grew in my heart, and that is the best place to grow. I forget that she is actually adopted, because in my heart and soul. She is 100% my daughter. I feel sorry for you that you are so narrow minded. You are really missing out on a lot of love in your life. Who said Nicole didn’t offer her dresses to her oldest daughter? Her oldest daughter does not share Nicole’s body type. She is shorter and not a lean. Maybe she turned down having a dress that she can’t wear.

Kris on

Surprised her weakness isn’t from being surprised she’s not beautiful or talented. Can’t stand her eyebrows. And can count on 1 hand how many movies I liked of hers.

KF on

She’s tall and slender, but gorgeous? Eh. And she wears unflattering clothes most of the time.

Tres on

Nichole is a outstanding actress and she has always been one of my favorites. She seems equally as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I am so happy for her & her lovely family.

Jackie on

I think she looks so much better now that she is back to her natural red hair and not that blonde that washed her out.

Catlin on

She is probably the most beautiful female actress in Hollywood, not just outward beauty but inward. I am so happy she found true happiness with her babies and her hubby! Just love her, would love to have her for a friend!

Betty on

I think she is beautiful, and a really nice looking family, Really glad she has her daughters and a good life.

E x on

she’s perfect in every way! She doesn’t even have a wee belly, she’s got a lovely figure and she is the most beautiful person ever, even her personality is perfect! She’s an amazing role model, love her so much! Would do anything to meet her xo

noydb on

She is very beautiful.

Denise Smith on

I think she looked her best in the movie “Dead Calm”. It might have been one of her first movies. Her hair was red and curly, her teeth were slightly imperfect and she looked beautiful.

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