Hollywood A-lister Nicole Kidman showed off an enviably toned body at the age of 49, while enjoying a trip to the beach in Australia with husband Keith Urban and their daughters.

The couple loved loved up and youthful as they played in the waves with Sunday Rose, seven, and Faith Margaret, five. Renowned for her alabaster skin, Nicole popped a long-sleeved striped top over her bikini to stop herself getting burnt by the Australian sunshine.

Meanwhile, country singer Keith was showing an equally impressive gym-honed physique as he took to the waves in a pair of simple black swimming trunks before the family rested in the shade. The couple married a eyar ago in Sydney before becoming parents to their two little girls. Nicola also has two adopted children with former husband and fellow actor Tom Cruise.

Lavishing love

Before the break, Nicole said the secret to her relationship happiness was that she and Keith lavished love on one another. Nicole said that Keith had been heer rock as she tried to come to terms with the death of her beloved Tony to a sudden heart attack two years ago. She made the comments after being beset by rumours that they were on the verge of splitting. Keith has also hit back at the rumours, saying that they simply preferred to live their lives outside of the spotlight.

On being an older mum, the actress said that the thought she might not be around long enough to see her children grow up and thrive made her sad.

Nicole was just 23 when she married Tom, and said that the split had caused her great sadness, but that she channelled the heartbreak she had felt into acting in The Hours, for which she scooped an Academy Award for her portrayal of the British writer Virginia Woolf.