OSCAR-winning actress Nicole Kidman is the envy of women around the world - but her children find her highly embarrassing.

THE HOURS star admits the two children she adopted with ex-husband TOM CRUISE - 11-year-old ISABELLA and CONNOR, nine, aren't exactly thrilled to have such a famous mother.

She says, "They've denied me at school and in public. They used different last names so they can hide when they're at camp.

"And Connor hates it when I pick him up from the gym class because he gets teased."

23/05/2004 21:16