Blondes on parade: Naomi Watts wears voluminous granddad shirt as she picks up her fair haired mini-me sons from school

She's an internationally renowned actress but Naomi Watts enjoys nothing more than playing mother as she picked up her two sons from school.

The Oscar winner, 46, clutched her boys' hands tightly as they crossed the street in the light drizzle and got into the stride of executing her favourite role to perfection.

And it was clear the Birdman star's boys Samuel, seven, and Alexander eight, have inherited her platinum locks as they skipped along the street in New York on Tuesday.

Blond ambition: Naomi Watts clutched her boys' hands tightly as they crossed the street when she picked them from school in New York on Tuesday

Blond ambition: Naomi Watts clutched her boys' hands tightly as they crossed the street when she picked them from school in New York on Tuesday

As one of Australia's biggest acting exports with multiple awards, Naomi likes to ditch the glamour threads for relaxed casual clothes when off duty.

The school run was done in a stripey granddad shirt and tight jeans and a pair of brilliant white trainers.

The boys looked contented as they walked alongside their mother, Alexander in a hoodie and long shorts, and Samuel in a stripey collared shirt.

Like mother, like son: The Diana star's boys Samuel, seven, and Alexander eight, have inherited their mother's platinum locks

Like mother, like son: The Diana star's boys Samuel, seven, and Alexander eight, have inherited their mother's platinum locks

Mini-me: The boys looked contented as they walked alongside their mother, Samuel in a stripey collared shirt

Mini-me: The boys looked contented as they walked alongside their mother, Samuel in a stripey collared shirt

Watts' mother Myfanwy, affectionately known as Miv, told Daily Mail Australia recently nurses joked her daughter was born resembling Marilyn Munroe she was so blonde.

'She (Naomi) was born at 11 o'clock in the morning and he loved having a little girl. She was very blonde and very pink when she was born.

'One of the nurses said to me "Ooh, we've got a Marilyn Monroe in this one" and they said "I think she's going to be famous."' 

Blond ambition: Naomi Watts clutched her boys' hands tightly as they crossed the street when she picked them from school in New York on Tuesday

Star in the making: Watt's mother Myfanwy, aka Miv, told Daily Mail Australia nurses said she resembled Marilyn Monroe she was born so blonde

Doting mother: The school run was done in a  granddad shirt and tight jeans and a pair of brilliant white trainers
Doting mother: The school run was done in a  granddad shirt and tight jeans and a pair of brilliant white trainers

On the go: The school run was done in a granddad shirt and tight jeans and a pair of brilliant white trainers

Meanwhile, it emerged earlier today The actress starred in a Tampax commercial that aired in Australia during the 80's when she was about 18-years-old.

At the time, she sported short but voluminous hair and was heard saying: 'Growing up, life's just one big struggle.'

The video shows a montage of the actress dealing with an annoying younger brother.

Where she got her start: The commercial aired during the 80s when Naomi was a teenager and had huge hair

Where she got her start: The commercial aired during the 80s when Naomi was a teenager and had huge hair

Hassle-free: 'Life's simply less of a hassle with Tampax,' she says happily

Hassle-free: 'Life's simply less of a hassle with Tampax,' she says happily

Towel drying her short locks as she tells the camera about the product beaming: 'It really is the no hassles tampon.'

While TV commercial may have helped get her a hand in television, Naomi has since starred in huge blockbuster films such as King Kong and the Oscar-winning Birdman.

The actress is on break from filming her latest role for the film Shut In, shot in Canada.

From Tampax commercials to red carpets! Naomi Watts' likes dress down off duty but on the red carpet she's the epitome of glamour (pictured here at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party)

From Tampax commercials to red carpets! Naomi Watts' likes dress down off duty but on the red carpet she's the epitome of glamour (pictured here at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party)

The indie horror sees her take on the role of a widowed child psychologist forced to rescue a young boy as violent winter weather rocks the country.

The movie, in which the stunner stars opposite Oliver Platt, Charlie Heaton and Clementine Poidtaz, is set for release in February next year.

She is also set to reprise her role as Evelyn in the Divergent series' third and fourth films, Allegiant: Part 1 and 2 in 2016 and 2017. 

Recently, Naomi also recreated a British Airways advertisement to celebrate the airline's 80 years in Australia.

Classic: Naomi recreated a British Airways advertisement to celebrate the airline's 80 years in Australia

Classic: Naomi recreated a British Airways advertisement to celebrate the airline's 80 years in Australia

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