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Nicole Kidman Gives Inspiring Message About Defying Age in Hollywood at Glamour Awards

"It is not over at 40. It is not even over at 50," Kidman said

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    Nicole Kidman Gives Inspiring Message About Defying Age in Hollywood at Glamour Awards
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    Actress Nicole Kidman poses for photographers upon arrival at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in London, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

    Nicole Kidman is having a moment.

    After her tour de force as an abused wife in "Big Little Lies" and an adoptive mother in "Lion," the 49-year-old actress has been taking Hollywood and award shows by storm, once again.

    On Tuesday night, the Australian actress lit up the stage with an inspiring speech when she accepted the award for Best Film Actress at the 14th Annual British Glamour Awards at the Berkeley Square Gardens in London. The glittering annual event was hosted by "Absolutely Fabulous" star Jennifer Saunders.

    In her speech, Keith Urban's lady love, who is clearly having a career resurgence, said, had a message for women: "It is not over at 40. It is not even over at 50," she said.

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    The soon-to-be 50-year-old added that her win made for a gift.

    "I'm going to take this as a birthday present. I'm about to turn 50 in two weeks, and I never thought this would be one of my best years."

    Kidman first broke out in Hollywood in 1989 with the lead role in the Phillip Noyce-directed thriller "Dead Calm," starring opposite Billy Zane. The actress was in her early 20s when she starred in the movie and from there she went on to nab roles in "Days of Thunder," "Malice" and "To Die For," making her a household name. Her first role was in an Australian TV movie called "Skin Deep" in 1983. A whopping 34 years later, Kidman's career is bigger than ever.

    Kidman has gone from ingenue to Tom Cruise's wife then to life on her own and now mother, wife and superstar. What is that keeps the star's lengthy career thriving for so many iterations?

    Earlier this year before heading into the Dolby Theater at the 2017 Oscars, the "Lion" actress told E! News' Ryan Seacrest that it's her role as mother that keeps her acting career going.

    When asked about raising her own four children, she shared, "It's such a driving force in my life. The maternal force of who I am is so strong. It taps into everything that I feel and I'm able to put it into the work, which is what you want as an actress."