From natural chic to red carpet glam, over the years Nicole Kidman has pulled off a variety of looks, proving time and time again that beauty is ageless. Speaking recently with Yahoo7, the actress, 51, opened up about how much beauty standards have changed since the 1950s, adding: “I think we share a lot more.”
She said women nowadays are not as secretive as they used to be about how they achieve their look, and claimed people are a lot more open and honest with each other.
“It’s not secretive, like, ‘I come out of the house and this is how I look [all put together]’, like in the fifties or sixties.
“It’s very much now ‘What do you use? What’s the latest? Oh my gosh, tell me!’ and everyone shares, which is really helpful for women,” she said. “I think it’s changing the way we see each other. We’re lucky now that we can age – and still age really well – but all be very open about it.”
Opening up about ageing, Nicole said as we get older we can still look good, be healthy and vibrant, and appealing. “I think that’s what every human being wants,” she explained.
“Nobody wants to look like you’ve had the life sucked out of you. I just say it’s about gracefully ageing – because it can be fun!”
And when it comes to getting older in Hollywood, Nicole said the mindset within the world of show business has changed drastically too.
“I’m in a position as an actress where I love the lines being blurred, because I get to play younger, I get to play older, and I get to play my age,” she said. “Men always got to do that, and we’re in a position now for women where we’re trying to carve that path.”
And when it comes to criticising each other, the Moulin Rouge star said we need to stop and support each other instead.
“I think there’s a thing now where so many women are saying to each other, ‘I’ve got your back, girl’. When you know you’re supported like that, I think self-esteem and confidence grows, and the more we encourage that the better,” she said.
Nicole recently stole the show at Comic-Con as she stepped out in a Victorian-style frock last month.
She looked sensational in the floor-length white and black button-up dress, while showing off her slender waistline with a tight black statement belt. The cotton tulle-embroidered Christian Dior dress featured a number of layers and included an intricate pattern of black flowers.