Although she got an Oscar in 2003 for The Hours, Nicole made it clear a fulfilling relationship was a priority
|At the 2003 Oscars, Nicole Kidman found herself tearfully grasping the Best Actress statuette, watched by her mother and daughter in the audience. It was the high point of a roller coaster 15 years, in which the actress has climbed to the top of her profession.
The tenth-richest woman in Australia, she can cherry-pick her roles, gliding between blockbusters like Cold Mountain and art house fare such as Dogville, with detours into the odd light-hearted picture such as Bewitched "to entertain my children".
And as she received the coveted accolade, only one wish remained unfulfilled - her desire for a loving partnership. In an interview last year the 39-year-old star described how the end of her ten-year marriage to Tom Cruise - with whom she shared "a great love" - had left a void. Asked where she wanted her life to go, Nicole's reply was unequivocal: "Towards a relationship." In Country music star Keith Urban, the patrician blonde has found that partnership - and the future as a family she craved.