26 Apr 2011
Nicole Kidman has opened up about how she was terrorised by a stalker as a teenager.
The 43-year-old actress revealed that when she was 18 she was followed around by an older man and says the ordeal was "a frightening experience".
She said: "[It] was my most frightening experience at that age. I had a man who followed me around - older, with long grey hair.
"He found out where I lived and would phone me. He would just sit in a pub across the road and watch - then tell people he was a friend of mine."
The redheaded beauty was living alone at the time because she had left home to embark on her film career and although she informed police of the man she was told they couldn't do anything unless he actually tried to harm her.
She explained to The Sun newspaper: "The police talked to him, but said they couldn't do anything until he did something to me. You never know how bad these people are going to be."
Nicole - who is married to Keith Urban, with whom she has two daughters Sunday Rose, two and four-month-old Faith, and is also an adopted mother to Isabella, 18 and Connor, 16 from her past marriage to Tom Cruise - filed a restraining order against another alleged stalker in 2001.