Nicole Kidman is so grateful to be alive, she sends her mother a gift each year her own birthday rolls around.

The OSCAR-winning actress, who turned 38 on Monday (20JUN05), insists on sending her mum JANELLE a token of appreciation as a way of celebrating her own big day.

She says, "I send my mom flowers to say thank you. I don't think your birthday is about you. I get enough attention. I don't need any more attention."

23/06/2005 09:41