Nicole Kidman graces the March 2011 Marie Claire UK issue wearing a Dolce and Gabbana white lace dress and Diane Kordas star hooped earrings.

Inside we see the Australian actress channeling boho chic wearing an Alberta Ferretti maxi dress from the Spring 2011 collection.

She talks candidly about her ‘lost years’ and happiness, busting Hollywood myths and finding love in Tennessee.

Here are some extracts from her interview:

On Botox: “Well, I move my forehead, I frown…I tried it, I didn’t like it, so I’ve gone back to my own forehead. But I’ve never had plastic surgery on my face. People say I have but I haven’t.”

On her marriage with Tom Cruise: “As a couple we were very private. We were not out a lot and we were very, very tight and that’s why we lasted ten years, which is a good amount of time, particularly when you get married at 23. I was never seeking to be a celebrity. But I was prepared to do that for love. And that is something that is hard to do. It’s hard when you’re young. But I’m ready to give up anything for love because, ultimately, that is what you have. You get so much from a relationship when it is filled with love.”

On life after divorce and Keith: “Oh yeah, I was really damaged and not sure whether that was ever going to happen again to me. I certainly never thought I’d have a baby at 41. But we never know what’s around the corner. What, I enquire, was the difference with Keith? Well, I found my soulmate, and I don’t throw that term around lightly. I found the person that I just love being with. We’re both… it’s awkward to say it because it lessens what it is if I try to trivialise our relationship… He is very important to me.”

On her near death experience: “About five years ago when the helicopter I was travelling in dropped out of the skies because the engine stopped and everyone was screaming and I became unbelievably calm. The pilot panicked, people panicked, but I just went, “OK, this is what’s going to be. Please don’t make it too painful.”’ The pilot landed safely but, apart from being ‘grateful to be walking this earth’, the ordeal was an awakening. ‘Maybe it was the shock that made me so calm, but I love it when I surprise myself and see what I’m made of. I suppose that’s what I call discovering who I am.”

Credit: & Marie Claire