Sharon Stone

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Sharon Stone

Stone at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005
Born Sharon Vonne Stone
March 10, 1958 (1958-03-10) (age 56)
Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actress, model, producer
Years active 1980–present
Spouse Michael Greenburg (1984–1990)
Phil Bronstein (1998–2004)
Children 3

Sharon Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress and movie producer. She received a Golden Globe Award for her part in the 1995 movie Casino. Her role in the movie Basic Instinct was also notable.

Stone won the title of Miss Crawford County in Meadville. She was a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania.[1] One of the pageant judges said she should quit school and move to New York City to become a fashion model.[1] In 1977, Stone left Meadville, moving in with an aunt in New Jersey. Within four days of her arrival in New Jersey, she was signed by Ford Modeling Agency in New York.

While living in Europe, she decided to quit modeling and become an actress. Stone was cast for a brief role in Allen's Stardust Memories (1980). She had many roles in movies in the 1980's. Being in Total Recall (1990) with Arnold Schwarzenegger helped her career. To promote the movie, she posed nude for Playboy.[2]

The movie that made her a star Basic Instinct (1992). She played a person thought to be a serial killer. In the movie's most notorious scene, her character is being questioned by the police. She crosses and uncrosses her legs, exposing her genitalia, which are not covered by underwear.[3] After Basic Instinct, she was listed by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.[4]

In November 1995, Stone received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.

In 2003, she appeared in three episodes from the eighth season of The Practice. For her performances, she received an Emmy Award[5] for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Stone tried a return to the mainstream with roles in the movies Cold Creek Manor (2003) with Dennis Quaid and Catwoman (2004) with Halle Berry. Both movies were not well liked by either the public or critics.


Personal life[change | change source]

Stone married Michael Greenburg in 1984. They separated in 1987 and the divorce was finalized in 1990.[6]

In 1993, Stone met William J. MacDonald (aka Bill MacDonald) on the set of the movie Sliver. MacDonald left his wife Naomi Baca for Stone and became engaged to her. They separated one year later in 1994.[7]

While working on the movie The Quick and the Dead in 1995, Stone met Bob Wagner and they became engaged.[8]

On February 14, 1998, Stone married Phil Bronstein, executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner.[9] They adopted a son, Roan Joseph Bronstein (born on May 22, 2000) in late May or early June of 2000.[10] They divorced in 2004.[11] After her divorce she adopted another two boys, Laird Vonne Stone[12] (born on May 7, 2005) and Quinn Kelly Stone [6][13] (born in June 2006).

Stone is a convert to Tibetan Buddhism.[14] She is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.[15]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Stardust Memories Pretty Girl on train
1981 Les Uns et les autres Girl with Glenn Senior Uncredited
Deadly Blessing Lana Marcus
1982 Not Just Another Affair Lynette television film
Silver Spoons Debbie (TV series)
1983 Bay City Blues Cathy St. Marie (TV series)
Remington Steele Jillian Montague (TV series)
1984 The New Mike Hammer Julie Eland (TV series)
Magnum, P.I. Diane Dupree and Diedra Dupree (TV series)
Calendar Girl Murders Cassie Bascomb television film
The Vegas Strip War Sarah Shipman television film
Irreconcilable Differences Blake Chandler
1985 T. J. Hooker Dani Starr (TV series)
King Solomon's Mines Jesse Huston
1986 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Ashley Hamilton Ryan Television pilot
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Jesse Huston
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Claire Mattson
Cold Steel Kathy Connors
1988 Above the Law Sara Toscani
Action Jackson Patrice Dellaplane
Badlands 2005 Alex Neil television pilot
War and Remembrance Janice Henry television miniseries
Tears in the Rain Casey Cantrell television film
1989 Beyond the Stars Laurie McCall
Blood and Sand Doña Sol
1990 Total Recall Lori Quaid
1991 He Said, She Said Linda Metzger
Scissors Angie Anderson
Year of the Gun Alison King
Diary of a Hitman Kiki Cameo
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Serena Black
1992 Basic Instinct Catherine Tramell MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Female
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1993 Sliver Carly Norris Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Female
Last Action Hero Catherine Tramell One-second walk on
The Larry Sanders Show Herself (TV series)
Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell Host documentary about Jean Harlow
1994 Intersection Sally Eastman Razzie Award for Worst Actress
The Specialist May Muro (aka Adrian Hastings) Razzie Award for Worst Actress
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Female
1995 The Quick and the Dead Ellen 'The Lady' Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
Roseanne Trailer Park Resident (TV series)
Casino Ginger McKenna Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
1996 Diabolique Nicole Horner
Last Dance Cindy Liggett
1998 Sphere Dr. Elizabeth 'Beth' Halperin
Antz Princess Bala voice
The Mighty Gwen Dillon Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1999 Gloria Gloria
The Muse Sarah Little Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Simpatico Rosie Carter
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Henny Penny voice
2000 Picking Up the Pieces Candy Cowley
If These Walls Could Talk 2 Fran made-for-cable film
Women in Film Lucy Award
Beautiful Joe Alice 'Hush' Mason
2002 Harold and the Purple Crayon Narrator (TV series)
2003 Cold Creek Manor Leah Tilson
The Practice Sheila Carlisle Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress – Drama Series (TV series)
2004 A Different Loyalty Sally Cauffield
Catwoman Laurel Hedare
2005 Higglytown Heroes Nicky – Blind Art Teacher voice
Kurtlar Vadisi
(Eng. Valley of the Wolves)
Lisa Turkish TV serial
Will & Grace Dr. Georgia Keller (TV series)
Broken Flowers Laura Daniels Miller
2006 Alpha Dog Olivia Mazursky
Basic Instinct 2 Catherine Tramell Razzie Award for Worst Actress
Huff Dauri Rathburn (TV series)
Bobby Miriam Ebbers Hollywood Film Festival for Cast of the Year
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Democrazy Patricia Hill short
2007 When a Man Falls in the Forest Karen Fields
If I Had Known I Was a Genius Gloria Fremont
2008 The Year of Getting to Know Us Jane Rocket
Five Dollars a Day Dolores Jones
2009 Streets of Blood Nina Ferraro
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jo Marlowe Four episodes[16](TV series)
2011 The Burma Conspiracy Diane Francken
2012 Gods Behaving Badly Aphrodite post-production
The Mule Sofie post-production
Lovelace Dorothy Boreman filming
Attachment TBA Starts shooting in April 2012[17]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 1999
  2. Playboy (23 November 1998). "Playboy Ranks 100 Sexiest Stars of the Century in January Issue". PR Newswire. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/playboy-ranks-100-sexiest-stars-of-the-century-in-january-issue-77502262.html. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  3. "Screencapture taken from the classic interview scene where Stone's genitalia are displayed". http://praesepe.users.btopenworld.com/Sharon_Stone_BAsic_Instinct.JPG. Retrieved August 18, 2011. Caution: image includes nudity.
  4. "Beautiful Through the Years". People magazine. May 12, 1997. ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20122069,00.html. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  5. Sharon Stone Emmy Award Winner
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hellard, Peta (October 5, 2008). "Court humiliation for Stone". Herald Sun. Melbourne. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/sunday-heraldsun/court-humiliation-for-stone/story-e6frf92f-1111117663665. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  7. Fink, Mitchell (February 21, 1994). "The Insider: Stone's Throw". People magazine 41 (7): 33. ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20107530,00.html. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  8. "Rolling Stone". People magazine 41 (10): 74. March 21, 1994. ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20107684,00.html. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  9. Schindehette, Susan (March 2, 1998). "Some Enchanted Evening". People magazine 49 (8): 80. ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20124626,00.html. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  10. Bear, Liza; Oldenburg, Ann (May 24, 2002). "No fashion stone left unturned". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/2002/2002-05-24-stone.htm. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  11. "People: Liv Ullmann, Sharon Stone, Seal". New York Times. Friday, May 13, 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/12/arts/12iht-peepfri.html. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  12. Perry, Simon; Arcieri, Kate; Silverman, Stephen M. (May 12, 2005). "Maternal Instinct: Sharon Stone Adopts Boy". People magazine. ISSN 0093-7673. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1060418,00.html. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  13. WENN.com (August 29, 2006). "Sharon Stone Confirms Adoption". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. http://archive.is/UtT2k. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  14. "What is karma?". BBC News (London: BBC). 2008-05-29. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7425203.stm. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  15. "Hollywood's Hall of Famous ULC Ministers". universallifechurchministers.org. 2011 [last update]. http://www.universallifechurchministers.org/. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  16. Ausiello, Michael (January 5, 2010). "Scoop: 'Law & Order: SVU' collars Sharon Stone". Entertainment Weekly. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/01/05/law-order-svu-casts-sharon-stone/. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  17. "Sharon Stone to play cheating wife in sex thriller" February 04, 2012, Hindustan Times

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