PHOTO: Nicole Kidman at The 8th AACTA Awards in 2018. Photo: Louise Kennerley

Nicole Kidman was still a teenager in 1987 when she bought her first home, a one-bedroom apartment above the shops in Mosman village for $81,000.

It was not an ambitious first home purchase – Sydney’s median apartment price was $86,200 – but it was purchased with no mortgage.

Kidman was tasting fame for the first time after the TV mini-series Vietnam, in which she starred, had broadcast to rave reviews just a few months earlier, and had enough money to secure her a foothold in the property market.

The one-bedder opposite Mosman’s Buena Vista Hotel remains the only Australian real estate Kidman has owned in her name.