10. Originally, the green fairy was going to be a long haired ‘muscle man’, voiced by Ozzy Osbourne. Though it was changed to the ‘Tinkerbell’-like Kylie Minogue version, Osbourne still voiced the scream we hear when the fairy turns evil.
12. Courtney Love lost the role of Satine to Nicole Kidman, and has made no secret of her resentment against Kidman. Love dedicated her song Miss World, about a self-loathing beauty queen, to Kidman on the 1999 tour with her band Hole.
16.Come What May is the only original song in the film. It was originally written for ‘Romeo + Juliet’, but wasn’t used. It was disqualified from being nominated for the Oscars Best Original Song award, as it was written for another film.