Fictional Characters The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked  

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This list contains information on the best characters played by Nicole Kidman ranked from best to worst by user votes. The top Nicole Kidman characters come in many forms. Some compelling Kidman roles personify intensity while other iconic Kidman characters are cool, calm, and collected. A few great Nicole Kidman characters even appear in horror films.

Which Nicole Kidman roles are the best? Satine has to be near the top of the list. As the lead character in Moulin Rouge!, Kidman's Satine steals hearts as she sings contemporary hits. The film earned Kidman an Academy Awards nomination. She actually took home the Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours.

Kidman played several characters – including Alice Harford in Eyes Wide Shut and Dr. Claire Lewicki in Days of Thunder – alongside her ex-husband, Tom Cruise. Other great Nicole Kidman characters include Celeste Wright (Big Little Lies) and Samantha Stephens (Bewitched).

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Satine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Satine Moulin Rouge!

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Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Virginia Woolf The Hours

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Grace Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Grace Stewart The Others

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Celeste Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Celeste Wright Big Little Lies

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Alice Hartford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Alice Harford Eyes Wide Shut

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Miss Martha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Miss Martha The Beguiled

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Marisa Coulter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Mrs. Coulter The Golden Compass

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Gillian Owens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Gillian Owens Practical Magic

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Dr. Chase Meridian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Dr. Chase Meridian Batman Forever

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Joanna Eberhart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Joanna Eberhart The Stepford Wives, The Stepford Wives

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Ada Monroe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Ada Monroe Cold Mountain

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Lady Sarah Ashley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Lady Sarah Ashley Australia

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Becca is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Scott James added Becca

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Claudia Jenssen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Claudia Jenssen Nine, Nine

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Shannon Christie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Shannon Christie Far and Away

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Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Samantha Stephens Bewitched

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Dr. Claire Lewicki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Dr. Claire Lewicki Days of Thunder

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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Grace Kelly Grace of Monaco

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Dr. Julia Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Dr. Julia Kelly The Peacemaker