Her first major Hollywood picture, Used People (1992), starred Shirley MacLaine and Marcello Mastroianni and garnered both Golden Globe nominations. This was followed by the controversial Hookers, Hustlers, Pimps and Their Johns. In 1993 she directed Great Moments in Aviation, starring Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt and Jonathan Pryce, followed by To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo; both Swayze and Leguizamo were nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy/Musical.
Earlier feature film credits include Swept From the Sea, starring Vincent Perez, Sir Ian McKellen and Rachel Weisz, and Vroom, starring Diana Quick, David Thewlis and Clive Owen. Additional television credits include Murder (with Julie Walters), Cinderella (with Kathleen Turner), Itch, Carry Greenham Home, Love at First Sight and Eve Arnold, A Portrait.
Before becoming a filmmaker Kidron worked as a waitress, dancing girl, courier, gallery and shop worker. She has been taking photographs since the age of 11 and was discovered at age 13 by Magnum photographer Eve Arnold.
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