Name: Kim Basinger
Birth Date: December 8, 1953
Birth Place: Athens, Georgia, USA
Claim to Fame: 9 1/2 Weeks, 1986
-Married to Alec Baldwin (19 August 1993 - 12 January 2001) (filed for divorce) 1 child
-As a schoolkid, she suffered from crippling shyness preventing her from reading aloud or answering questions in class.
-Studied ballet from age of 3 to mid-teens.
-Her father was an introspective, classically trained trumpter, while mom was a flamboyant, extroverted housewife Kim describes as "Lucy-like."
Loved the movie My Fair Lady (1964) and the "Loverly" song in it, which prompted her dad to encourage her to enter local Junior Miss pageant and sing the song as her "talent." She didn't win, but later did succeed in competition to become the 'Breck (shampoo) Girl." This led to career as Ford model, then to acting.
-Suffers from Agoraphobia. It could keep her housebound for up to six months at a time, before she received therapy to combat it.
-Has a daughter, Ireland, with Alec Baldwin, born October 1995.
-Is a vegetarian.
-When she reneged on her verbal agreement to star in Boxing Helena in 1993, the producers sued her for breach of contract and a jury ordered her to pay over $8 million, which ultimately forced Basinger to declare bankruptcy. Her appeal was ultimately accepted.
-Her last name is often mispronounced, so when she appeared with husband Alec Baldwin on "Saturday Night Live" on NBC, he asked her during the opening monologue how to pronounce it. In seriousness, she answered "BAY-sing-ger", with the final syllable used with a hard 'g' as in 'go'.
- Is sometimes considered as the first "Bond Girl" to win an Oscar (she played Domino in Never Say Never Again, 1983), however Never Say Never Again was not actually part of the Jams Bond franchise.
-Was a cheerleader at Athens High School.
Aurora Island (2003)
People I Know (2002) .... Victoria Gray
8 Mile (2002) .... Stephanie
Bless the Child (2000) .... Maggie O'Connor
I Dreamed of Africa (2000) .... Kuki Gallmann
L.A. Confidential (1997) .... Lynn Bracken
Prêt-à-Porter (1994) .... Kitty Potter
Getaway, The (1994) .... Carol McCoy
Wayne's World 2 (1993) .... Honey Horneé
Real McCoy, The (1993) .... Karen McCoy
Cool World (1992) .... Holli Would
Final Analysis (1992) .... Heather Evans
Marrying Man, The (1991) .... Vicki Anderson
Batman (1989) .... Vicki Vale, Photographer Gotham Globe
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) .... Celeste Martin
Nadine (1987) .... Nadine Hightower
Blind Date (1987) .... Nadia Gates
No Mercy (1986) .... Michel Duvall
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) .... Elizabeth
Fool for Love (1985) .... May
Natural, The (1984) .... Memo Paris
Man Who Loved Women, The (1983) .... Louise Carr
Never Say Never Again (1983) .... Domino Petachi
Mother Lode (1982) .... Andrea Spalding
Hard Country (1981) .... Jodie
Killjoy (1981) (TV) .... Laury Medford
"From Here to Eternity" (1980) TV Series .... Lorene Rogers
"From Here to Eternity" (1979) (mini) TV Series .... Lorene Rogers
Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (1978) (TV) .... Katie McEvera
Ghost of Flight 401, The (1978) (TV) .... Prissy Frasier
Dog and Cat (1977) (TV) .... Officer J.Z. Kane
"Dog and Cat" (1977) TV Series .... Officer J.Z. Kane
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