Nicole Kidman's swimsuit auctioned for nine Indian cows

Society Materials 10 February 2008 16:15 (UTC +04:00)
Nicole Kidman's swimsuit auctioned for nine Indian cows

( dpa ) - A swimsuit that Australian actress Nicole Kidman left behind in Sweden has been auctioned for nine Indian cows, Sydsvenskan newspaper reported Sunday.

The black one-piece costume fetched 16,200 kronor (2,500 dollars), which a small Swedish development organization plans to use to buy one cow each for nine destitute Indian families.

The Hollywood star left the costume behind in 2002 in the swimming baths in the western Swedish town of Vanersborg.

She was filming Dogville in the town with director Lars von Trier.

So that she could swim undisturbed, she rented the whole baths for herself, therefore there was no doubt about who the swimsuit belonged to.

It was first auctioned for 30,000 kronor for the Swedish Cancer Foundation.

Shortly afterwards, it went back under the hammer for 5,500 kronor for the Salvation Army.

The new owner of the framed piece of clothing, Bengt Olsen, is thinking of new ways for it to serve charitable causes.

"There must be some way we can turn it into more cows," he said.