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

The two are identical

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
May 8, 2022
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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.

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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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