Natalie Jackson Mendoza


  1. Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge! 2001.    Baz Lurhman was a real groupie.. The Australian director tested folk from the Texas group, ex-Boyzoner Ronan Keating, Hole’s Courtney Love and  even announced that Satine would be Natalie of the Jackson Mendoza group formed with her sister, Rebecca.  Plus Drew Barrymore, Sophie Ellis-Baxter, Sharleen Spiten, Hilary Swank,  Kate Winslet, Renee Zellweger, and – opposite Heath Ledger – Catherine Zeta-Jones! When Kidman blew back into town, the Hong Kong-born Natalie had to settle for the role of China Doll. “They didn’t have to be big singers,”  director Baz Luhrmann explained about his  needs, “but they had to be able to move you emotionally. Basically, Ewan [McGregor] and Nicole were the best for the job. That’s the bottom line of it.”

 Usual occupation: MusicianBirth year: Death year: Other name: Casting Calls:  1