Queen of the erotic thriller and one of the sexiest over-40’s still roaring in Hollywood today, Sharon Stone is a self-made celebrity whose handful of successful performances catapulted her to superstar status in the early 90’s. She was once one of Hollywood’s most powerful actresses, with scripts thrown at her faster than a Randy Johnson fastball, and has since become a powerful celebrity that doesn’t mind speaking her mind in front of the cameras. Growing up in Pennsylvania during the early sixties, the blue-collar-raised genius (with an IQ of 154 and an early membership into MENSA) quickly worked her way through Edinboro State University just after winning the “Miss of Pensylvanny” title at age seventeen. After graduating from college, Sharon moved on to become a glamorous supermodel for the Ford agency in New York City, posing for popular magazines like “Vogue” and “Playboy” during her time on the roster. Sharon shortly made her film debut in 1980 in a small bit role for Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories,” along with a number of less desirable appearances in fluff films like “King Solomon’s Mines” and “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.”
Sharon’s career faired a little better on the smaller screen in the late 80’s, with numerous guest roles on police dramas like “Remington Steele” and “T.J. Hooker,” though her four episode appearance on “Magnum P.I.” is probably her most notable. Sharon made an eye-teasing appearance as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wife in the sci-fi adventure “Total Recall,” but most men wouldn’t recognize the sexy blonde for two more years. In 1992, Sharon was cast in the role of her life opposite Michael Douglas in the erotic thriller “Basic Instinct,” a film that established her both as the perfect seduction and as the next big thing in Hollywood. Sharon quickly followed up her memorable role with a tirade of flops that gave sordid critics a chance to fire back at the one-hit-wonder sex machine.
In 1995, Sharon finally proved the critics wrong with her compelling performance in “Casino” and was honored with an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Sharon disappeared from the scene for a few years after her award-winning performance, only to return in 1998 with another collection of bombs for moviegoers to boo and hiss at. Despite the incredible rollercoaster Sharon’s career has endured over the past decade, it’s undeniable that her incredible talent was always present. Quickly switching roles from Hollywood actress to Hollywood celebrity in 2000, Sharon has since used her star status as a productive tool in supporting breast cancer research and gay rights, receiving a humanitarian award that same year for her role in the lesbian film “If These Walls Could Talk 2.” With what looks like a career recovery on the brink of arrival, Sharon has the ultimate chance in reestablishing her rightful spot on the red carpet. Whatever she decides, we’re behind her all the way; we’ve heard she likes that.
Sharon Stone on the Web
A thorough database of Sharon's film and TV career.
TV Guide: Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
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Sharon Stone's Brilliance
A tiny profile accompanied by five, sexy galleries.
Sharon Stone's Scar
A hilarious site that attempts to uncover the mystery behind Sharon's neck scar.
The most official fan site on the web, this page features a biography, unknown facts about the actress, over 1000 pictures, three magazine interviews and contact info.
The best source on the internet for information about Sharon's life, along with twelve picture galleries, a bibliography of magazine articles and interviews, quotes, trivia and a love test.
Sharon Stone on the Screen
Sharon made her Hollywood debut in 1992 with the erotic thriller "Basic Instinct" and quickly followed up with "Sliver," another sexy tale written by the same screenwriter of the former. Before Sharon was on the minds of every man in America, the sultry actress had already appeared as a guest star on TV shows like "Magnum P.I.," as well as a number of cheesy 80's films like "King Solomon's Mines," "Action Jackson" and "Police Academy 4." Sharon continued to bring all of the men to the theaters with box office flops like "The Quick and the Dead" and "Sphere," but also had a few pleasant appearances in the early 90's, most notably "Casino." In 2003, Sharon made her return to mainstream film after a five year break with "Cold Creek Manor," and has since followed it up with "Catwoman" and "Broken Flowers."
Sharon is finally getting up there in age and doesn't quite have the same going power as a lot of the newer actresses plastered on the covers of every major entertainment magazine. Regardless of the amount of press Sharon has received in the past years, the sultry over-40 has managed to keep her foot on film. With a recent announcement that she will be appearing in a sequel to her most successful film, "Basic Instinct," it looks like Sharon isn't about to give up so easy. She will also make appearances in "Alpha Dog," the untitled Shekhar Kapur Buddha film, and the romantic comedy "Cougars," all making their way on to the big screen over the next two years.
"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships."
On her maturity:
"I was, like, forty at birth. When I wasn't even a year old, I spoke, I was potty trained, I walked and I talked. That was it. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had popped out as an adult. I had adult questions and wanted adult answers."
"Never play cards with a guy named Doc, never eat at a place called Mom's. And never have sexy with anybody who has more problems than you do."