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Throughout her decades-long career, Nicole Kidman has been a chameleon onscreen, taking on some impressive transformations. The naturally blonde and curly-haired Australian actor has donned wigs, prosthetics, and even adopted a plethora of foreign accents.
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On Aug. 18, she'll morph yet again — this time into a mysterious Russian-accented wellness retreat owner in Hulu's Nine Perfect Strangers. From red-headed courtesan belting out ballads to playing Virginia Woolf, here's a celebration of some of Kidman’s best physical and auditory transformations.
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This time with a South African accent, the actor plays U.N. translator Silvia Broome, whose life is endangered after she hears assassination plans in the Sydney Pollack-directed film The Interpreter (2005). Though she speaks a fictional language (Ku), Kidman’s accent in the movie was chided.
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In the BBC Two mystery drama Top of the Lake, Elizabeth Moss plays a detective looking into sexual assault cases. In Season 2, which was called China Girl, she’s joined by a freckled, gray-haired Kidman with prosthetic teeth, who plays Julia Edwards, the adoptive mother of a teen connected to a death.