Swede donates Nicole Kidman's swimsuit to charity auction

Society Materials 4 February 2008 20:22 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - A forgotten swimsuit worn by Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman is due to be sold at an auction to raise funds for poor families in India, a report said Monday.

Kidman visited Sweden six years ago to film the movie Dogville and hired a municipal pool in the south-western town of Vanersborg so that she could enjoy her privacy.

After she left, she apparently forgot the black costume in the changing room, PR consultant Zlatko Nedanovski told the Aftonbladet tabloid.

Attempts to return the costume failed and it was donated to a cancer charity where it raised 30,000 kronor (4,700 dollars) at an auction. It was later donated to the Salvation Army where Nedanovski bought it another charity auction for 5,500 kronor.

After five years in his possession, he decided to give the framed swimsuit to the charity Erikshjalpen that aims to buy cows in India for the money.

"I hope we can get five cows. Each cow costs 1,800 kronor," Nedanovoski said. dpa lsm mga