Hollywood sensation Nicole Kidman has signed a deal to become the new face of classic perfume CHANEL NO 5.

The Australian-born actress will reunite with Moulin Rouge! director Baz LUHRMANN for the campaign - he will be directing the advertisements during December (03).

Chanel has described Tom Cruise's ex-wife as "a unique standard of elegance".

While the perfume and design house is refusing to comment on the money involved in the deal, insiders estimate Nicole's contract to be worth between $5-8 million (GBP3-5 million).

It is anticipated that the adverts will be screened next summer (04).

26/10/2003 11:04