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).

Do you have a favorite Nicole Kidman character? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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

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

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Celeste Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Celeste Wright Big Little Lies

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Grace Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
The Others

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Alice Hartford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
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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Gillian Owens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Practical Magic

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Marisa Coulter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
The Golden Compass

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Ada Monroe is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Lady Sarah Ashley Australia

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Joanna Eberhart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Joanna Eberhart The Stepford Wives, The Stepford Wives

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Shannon Christie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Shannon Christie Far and Away

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Dr. Chase Meridian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Batman Forever

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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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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Grace Kelly Grace of Monaco

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Becca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Scott James added Becca

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

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4 9
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
Bewitched

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3 8
Dr. Julia Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Nicole Kidman, Ranked
The Peacemaker