Nicole Kidman wows fans with unbelievable beach throwback in sentimental tribute to rarely seen mother

The two are identical

Nicole Kidman is honoring who she owes it all to! In light of Mother's Day, the star took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to her mother, Janelle Ann Kidman.

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The actress delighted fans with a never-before-seen throwback, which sees her as a baby in the beaches of Hawai'i with her mom.

Though she famously hails from Australia, she was actually born in Honolulu while her parents – her mom being a nursing instructor and her dad, Antony Kidman, a biochemist and psychologist – were living temporarily in the US.

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The image proves just where the Being the Ricardos actress gets her stunning looks and iconic red hair from.

In it, Janelle appears sitting on a white sand beach, with palm trees towering over her, clad in a brown and blue bikini, and a straw hat. She's holding baby Nicole, whose red locks are already starting to grow.

The doting mom captioned the heartfelt tribute with: "Reminiscing… wonderful memories with my mumma back in #Hawaii. Happy Mother's Day mumma, and to all the mothers in the world… Happy #MothersDay."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The heartwarming throwback

Fans rushed to the comments to express their delight over the throwback and wish her a happy Mother's Day, writing: "What a darling baby! Now a beautiful lady," and: "You've an absolutely gorgeous and divine mum!" as well as: "You look like your mumma."

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Though she only lived in Hawai'i for the first few years of her life – her parents being anti-war activists and moving to Washington DC to protest the Vietnam War – the island holds an extra place in her heart.

Nicole and her parents in 2002

Her Hawai'an roots are actually reflected in her name. While she's known around the globe as Nicole, she was also given a Hawai'an name when she was born, Hōkūlani, which means heavenly star.

A star indeed, she has four kids of her own, Bella Cruise, 29, Connor Cruise, 27, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, 13, and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, 11.

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