LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Butterflies scare Australian movie star Nicole Kidman, the World Entertainment News Network reported Tuesday.
The "Cold Mountain" actress developed the phobia as a child in Australia and has never been able to overcome the problem.
"Sometimes when I would come home from school the biggest butterfly or moth you'd ever seen would be just sitting on our front gate," she said.
"I would climb over the fence, crawl around to the side of the house -- anything to avoid having to go through the front gate. I have tried to get over (the phobia); I walked into the big butterfly cage at the American Museum of Natural History and had the butterflies on me, but that didn't work.
"I jump out of planes; I could be covered in cockroaches; I do all sorts of things; but I just don't like the feel of butterflies' bodies."