Nicole Kidman may be recognized today for her stunning looks, but as a child she didn't see herself that way.
Oddly enough, what the "Big Little Lies" star most hated about her appearance was something others envy — her gorgeous porcelain skin.
"When I was a kid, I wanted to fit in more," Kidman told Refinery 29.
One thing that set her apart, the 49-year-old actress revealed, was her inability to tan like other people.
"Originally, I didn’t have the choice of going brown, because my skin doesn’t tan...it freckles," she said. "But as I got older, I started to like having the palest skin because it was different. I think embracing what makes you different is important."
Because of her fair skin, the Oscar winner and Neutrogena spokeswoman has worn sunscreen religiously for years — something that's helped her stay youthful.
"Protecting your skin is what really stops you from aging. Well, I don’t know if it's about the aging so much as it is about having healthy-looking skin," she said. "Everybody wants to look the best they can, but at the same time you want to look real."
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The "Beguiled" star is looking forward to celebrating her 50th birthday on June 20.
"That's it for me. I don't need any big parties. I just need my family around me," said Kidman. "If I have my family around me, I am happy."