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Nicole Kidman’s beauty evolution over the years (1)

She’s changed a lot since her curly-haired BMX Bandits days

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By Erin Docherty

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / November 05 2019

Nicole Kidman. She’s one ofHollywood’s topAustralianimports and at the age of 52, she rarely looks anything but radiant. However, her smooth and ever-youthful complexion has been at the centre of cosmetic surgery talks for years. There’s no denying that her appearance has changed over time, but as far as we know, the star is surgery-free and has only ever admitted to briefly trying injectables.

So, are the plastic surgery rumours true? To give you a glimpse into her transformation, we’re going back to where it all started. Here’s a look at some ofNicole Kidman’s best beauty looks.

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The release of BMX Bandit

When: 1983
BMX Bandits, assemble! Before de-frizzing products and flat irons were a thing, Nicole embraced her naturally curly hair – which, by the way, is absolute hair goals. Some people can only dream of volume like that! At 16, the star looks fresh-faced and youthful.

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A portrait session in New York City

When: 1989
With her striking blue eyes, Nicole stood out as she become one ofHollywood’s most bankable stars. She entered the ‘90s with those glorious curls on full display, looking every bit a natural beauty, with gorgeous freckles smattered across her nose and cheeks.

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The 63rd Annual Academy Awards

When: 1990
Now married to fellow actorTom Cruise(they wereco-starson the set ofDays of Thunder), Nicole stepped away from her trademark fluffy curls. She showed off a more polished and structured style, pulling her hair back to highlight her killer jawline.

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At the premiere of A Few Good Men

When: 1992
Nicole’s signature ruby red lips juxtapose perfectly with her gorgeous complexion, making her a bona fide beauty. Can we please take a moment to appreciate how clear and luminous her skin looks? Because it’s seriously next-level! You’ll also notice how she’s ditched her usual ringlets for smooth, voluminous waves.

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The 66th Academy Awards

When: 1994
And the curls are back! At the 1994Oscars, Nicole embraced her natural texture. She also looks beautifully natural, showing off her glowing skin and high cheekbones.

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At the Sydney premiere of To Die For

When: 1996
Oh hello, headband! Going back to her blonde roots (yep, Nicole isn’t actually a redhead!), the actress began sporting sleeker hair and some trendy bangs. It looks like she’s not even wearing a slick of makeup walking down thered carpet, yet she looks utterly gorgeous. Sigh.

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The premiere of Eyes Wide Shut

When: 1999
Looking as stunning as ever, Nicole shows off her goal-worthy features (we can’t ever get over those cheekbones!), her glossy lips and straight hair. She’s showing off some smile lines around her eyes, but has an otherwise smooth complexion.

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At the Hollywood premiere of Mission Impossible 2

When: 2000
At 33-years-old, Nicole took on the noughties with her iconic porcelain complexion, a metallic lipstick (everyone owned one of these bad boys back in the day), and her strawberry-blonde hair worn in a high ponytail. At this point everything still looks pretty au naturel, however her face is noticeably slimmer.

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At the Moulin Rouge premiere in Cannes

When: 2001
Celebrating the premiere ofBaz Luhrmann'sMoulin Rouge, Nicole swept her hair back into a high ponytail and opted for a pared-back makeup look with a pink lip. We love how her frown lines make her look natural and fresh.

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The 60th Golden Globe Awards

When: 2003
Taking to theGolden Globesred carpetwith light blonde hair, the 36-year-old star appears to be completely wrinkle-free, minus a few creases on her nose (also known as 'bunny lines').

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The Happy Feet premiere

When: 2006
Sometime around 2006 (after marryingcountry singerKeith Urban) Nicole’s face started looking a little fuller than usual. When the star walked thered carpetforHappy Feet,she not only showed off a new fringe and lighter hair, her lips, cheeks and chin appeared plumper than years prior.

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The 79th Annual Academy Awards

When: 2007
Nicole shut down plastic surgery rumours in 2007, tellingmarie claireher appearance was “completely natural”. TheOscar-winnerattributed her youthful looks to following a healthy diet, holistic beauty routine and wearing sunscreen every day. "I have nothing in my face or anything. I wear sunscreen, and I don't smoke. I take care of myself. And I'm very proud to say that."

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At the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Annual Installation Luncheon

When: 2010
With an almost line-free complexion, plump cheeks and incredibly smooth skin, Nicole looked like an absolutebombshellat theHollywoodForeign Press Association Annual Installation Luncheon (around the same timeRabbit Holehit thebox office). Saying goodbye to her blonde shade, her flaming red hair contrasts perfectly against her smooth porcelain skin.

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The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

When: 2013
At the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 46-year-old looked as amazing as ever with her angular features and perfect skin. Interestingly, it was at this time she again addressed the plastic surgery rumours, telling the Italian newspaperLa Repubblicathat she tried cosmetic injectables, but regretted doing so. She called the decision to get injections an “unfortunate move,” and added, “I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again.”

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The 22nd Annual Choice Awards

When: 2016
Nicole is 49-years-old here and still looks utterly stunning and youthful, so it’s no wonder the plastic surgery rumours persisted. On the 22nd Annual Choice Awardsred carpet,her facial features look a little different, with her eyebrows appearing lifted and her eyes looking a little smaller.

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23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards

When: 2019
The star recently attended the premiere of her new movieDestroyer, and fans couldn’t help but notice that the 52-year-old has a bizarrely youthful appearance. Her face appears tight and smooth withfrown lines.

Looking for more celebrity beauty transformations? Check out Courteney Cox before and after cosmetic intervention, and the insane beauty evolution of Miley Cyrus.

What do you think aboutNicole Kidman’s facial transformation? Which of these looks are your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main image credit: Getty

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Erin Docherty

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.

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