Sharon Vonne 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 in 2017
Sharon Vonne Stone
March 10, 1958
Meadville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, model, producer|
(m. 1984; div. 1990)
(m. 1998; div. 2004)
Stone won the title of Miss Crawford County in Meadville. She was a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania. One of the pageant judges said she should quit school and move to New York City to become a fashion model. 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.
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. After Basic Instinct, she was listed by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
In November 1995, Stone received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
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.
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.
On February 14, 1998, Stone married Phil Bronstein, executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner. They adopted a son, Roan Joseph Bronstein (born on May 22, 2000) in late May or early June of 2000. They divorced in 2004. After her divorce she adopted another two boys, Laird Vonne Stone (born on May 7, 2005) and Quinn Kelly Stone  (born in June 2006).
- Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 1999
- Playboy (23 November 1998). "Playboy Ranks 100 Sexiest Stars of the Century in January Issue". PR Newswire. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "Screencapture taken from the classic interview scene where Stone's genitalia are displayed". Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2011. Caution: image includes nudity.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
- "Beautiful Through the Years". People magazine. May 12, 1997. ISSN 0093-7673. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Sharon Stone Emmy Award Winner
- Hellard, Peta (October 5, 2008). "Court humiliation for Stone". Herald Sun. Melbourne. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
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- "Rolling Stone". People magazine. 41 (10): 74. March 21, 1994. ISSN 0093-7673. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Schindehette, Susan (March 2, 1998). "Some Enchanted Evening". People magazine. 49 (8): 80. ISSN 0093-7673. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
- Bear, Liza; Oldenburg, Ann (May 24, 2002). "No fashion stone left unturned". USA Today. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
- "People: Liv Ullmann, Sharon Stone, Seal". New York Times. Friday, May 13, 2005. Retrieved August 20, 2011. Check date values in:
- Perry, Simon; Arcieri, Kate; Silverman, Stephen M. (May 12, 2005). "Maternal Instinct: Sharon Stone Adopts Boy". People magazine. ISSN 0093-7673. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
- WENN.com (August 29, 2006). "Sharon Stone Confirms Adoption". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
- "What is karma?". BBC News. London: BBC. 2008-05-29. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
- "Hollywood's Hall of Famous ULC Ministers". universallifechurchministers.org. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 25 November 2011. Check date values in:
- Ausiello, Michael (January 5, 2010). "Scoop: 'Law & Order: SVU' collars Sharon Stone". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 9, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "Sharon Stone to play cheating wife in sex thriller" February 04, 2012, Hindustan Times
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