Sharon Stone, born on March 10, 1958, is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model who is known for portraying mysterious women in film and television. Stone has received numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award nomination. She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995. Let’s celebrate her special day today!
Sharon Yvonne Stone was born on March 10, 1958, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, to accountant Dorothy Lawson and tool and die manufacturer and former factory worker Joseph William Stone II. She has three siblings: Michael, Kelly, and Patrick. Stone was considered academically gifted as a child and began second grade at five. She graduated from Saegertown High School in Saegertown, Pennsylvania, in 1975. She also competed in the Miss Pennsylvania beauty pageant, winning Miss Crawford County. Stone relocated to New Jersey with her aunt in 1977 to pursue a modeling career, signing up with the Ford Modeling Agency within a month. She soon relocated to Europe, spending a year in Milan and Paris.
However, Stone became disillusioned with the world of modeling in Europe and decided to pursue acting while living there. At 20, she appeared in Woody Allen’s film “Stardust Memories,” which received mixed reviews. Three years later, she appeared in the 1981 horror film “Deadly Blessing,” in which she played Lana Marcus. Later, Stone appeared in the mystery-drama series “The New Mike Hammer” on American television in 1984 and in the action film “Above the Law” in 1988. In 1990, Stone co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Academy Award-winning science fiction film “Total Recall.” She received a Golden Globe nomination in 1999 for her role as Sarah Little in Albert Brooks’ comedy film “The Muse.” In 2000, Stone played the lead in the Emmy Award-winning H.B.O. film “If These Walls Could Talk 2,” which follows the lives of two lesbian couples.
Stone reprised her role as Catherine Tramell in the 2006 film, “Basic Instinct 2,” a sequel to the 1992 film, “Basic Instinct.” She played Nina Ferraro in the 2009 action-drama film, “Streets of Blood,” directed by Charles Winkler and based on a story written by Hess and Dennis Fanning. In 2013, Stone portrayed Dorothy Boreman in the American biographical film “Lovelace.” The plot was inspired by the life of pornographic actress Linda Susan Boreman, famously known as Linda Lovelace. The 2019 biographical comedy film, “The Laundromat,” paired her alongside industry veterans like Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman. Stone published a memoir in 2021.
Why We Love Sharon Stone
She is distinctive
Stone stood out in Hollywood, where everyone is beautiful, with her platinum blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and fabulous figure. She had a sultry voice, played the femme fatale and was very good at self-promotion.
She is a fashion icon
Stone stated, "When I go out, I play dress-up," and what she said was true because her outfits ranged from animal prints to feathers, and the little black dresses elaborated the ball gowns. Her most daring moves, however, were when she paired her husband's white shirt with a long, formal skirt and wore a Gap turtleneck with a Valentino skirt and an Armani jacket.
She is an activist
Stone is a dedicated fund-raiser and advocate for AIDS research/awareness, and she began doing so when words like AIDS, H.I.V., and even condoms were considered taboo. She admitted, "It's been a long road, and it did, for a long time, seriously harm the momentum of my career. But, in the end, what is more important?"
5 Surprising Facts
She was married twice
In the early 1980s, Stone was married to producer Michael Greenburg for three years before marrying the more high-profile Phil Bronstein.
She has practiced Buddhism
Stone was introduced to Buddhism after her second marriage, allegedly by Richard Gere, with whom she co-starred in "Intersection."
She had a brain aneurysm
Stone suffered a massive hemorrhage in 2001, and her brain bled for nine days; when she returned home from her stroke, she stuttered and couldn't read.
She writes songs
In addition to acting, Stone star is a talented songwriter, and her first song was released for Hurricane Katrina.
She graduated from college at 58
Inspired by Hillary Clinton, Stone went back to Edinboro University to complete her degree in 2016.
Sharon Stone FAQs
What is Sharon Stone doing now?
Stone says she is finally feeling fabulous after years of sporadic T.V. and film appearances; she has resurfaced as a higher-level version of herself.
What is Sharon Stone's I.Q.?
Stone reportedly has an I.Q. of 154.
How many children does Sharon Stone have?
Stone has three children: Roan Joseph Bronstein, Quinn Kelly Stone, and Laird Stone.
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