Just in case you have been wondering about what happened to your childhood fantasy which is something you may have shared with your uncle, come on board. The famed Sharon Stone, we have everything you would want to know her. In case you needed a reminder, the actress first shot to international recognition when she played Catherine Tramell in an erotica movie “Basic Instinct”, a role that many would continue to remember whenever Sharon Stone.
Sharon Stone was born as Sharon Vonne Stone in Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States to Joseph William Stone II, a worker in a factory, and Dorothy Marie (formerly Dorothy Lawson) who is an accountant.
She had three siblings, a younger brother named Patrick, an elder brother, Michael and a younger sister named Kelly.
Although born in the United States of America, Sharon Stone has Irish ancestry. Their ancestors migrated to the United States during the time of the Great Famine.
She attended Saegertown High School, Saegertown, Pennsylvania from which she graduated from in the year 1975.
She furthered her academics by getting admitted to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania at age 15 from the creative writing scholarship she was awarded. However, she had to quit college and move to New York City in order to pursue her dream of being a model.
She was to come back to Edinboro University to complete her degree later in the year 2016.
While she was in school at her first stint in 1975, she won the title of Miss Crawford County in Pennsylvania and in the next year she was competing as a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania. It is at this point that she had to make the decision of dropping out of school to focus on modeling.
Sharon Stone is an American actress, a producer and a former fashion model.
Her career started when she was a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania and a pageant judge advised her to quit school and focus on becoming a fashion model.
She heeded this advice, dropped out of school and moved to New Jersey to live with an aunt in 1977. That same year, she was signed by a modeling agency in New York City, Ford Modeling Agency.
She did most of her modeling job in Europe, living in Milan for a year and subsequently in Paris. It was while she was in Paris that she decided to switch to acting.
At the age of 20, she had her first appearance on set when she was cast in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories for a brief role. She later had a speaking part in the horror film “Deadly Blessing” a year later and has never looked back ever since then.
She has featured in many movies and television series too numerous to mention but the role she played in the erotic film Basic Instinct isn’t one that should go unmentioned.
The film is about the story of a police detective in San Francisco, Nick Curran, who was tasked with the responsibility of investigating the cruel murder of a wealthy rock star. In the course of the investigation, he fell in love with the prime suspect, Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), in what was to become a major twist.
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Her role in this movie was said to be sexually provocative and was rejected by many actresses before she took it up. It was this same role that gave her a Golden Globe Award and Four MTV noms.
The film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, became one of the most acclaimed film productions in the 90s, in a movie that made 352.9 million dollars across the globe which is a big deal in those days and no mean feat in today’s world in many categories.
The 5 feet 8 inches (1.74m) tall actress met her first husband, Michael Greenburg, a movie producer, in the year 1984 while on the set of “The Vegas Strip War” a movie produced by him with Stone in the lead. They got married that same year. They separated 5 years after and had a divorce in 1990.
The most dramatic of her personal life was the one she had with William MacDonald who was producing the film “Sliver” in which she was starring. Macdonald left his wife and proposed to Stone. The next year, the engagement was broken off and Stone returned his engagement ring through a shipping company, FedEx.
She was subsequently engaged to Bob Wagner in 1994 but this did not end in a marriage.
She married San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein in 1998. They divorced in 2004 after they have adopted a son in 2000 of which Phil retained primary custody. In 2005, she adopted a son and named him Laird Vonne Stone. A third son Quinn Kelly Stone was adopted a few years later.
What Happened To Sharon Stone?
You might be wondering what happened to her and where she has been over all the years of her fame. Well, Sharon Stone is still alive.
Regardless of her age, she is putting in efforts to remain in the limelight. She was in a Netflix drama series “Ratched” which premiered on September 18, 2020.
In 2021, she appeared in “Here Today” directed by Billy Crystal. She will be appearing next on Netflix in 2021 this year in a movie, Beauty, directed by Andrew Dosunmu.
Sharon Stone is one of the most popular actresses in the 90s and is certainly among the richest as she is worth quite a fortune.
She has a net worth of 60 million dollars.
Sharon Stone currently resides with her children in West Hollywood in a mansion she bought from the actor Montgomery for $3.2 million in the year 1995.
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