The Basic Instinct actress turns 61 today
Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone turns 61 today
Born on March 19, 1958, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Sharon Stone worked as a model before launching into films, landing roles in features like “Irreconcilable Differences” and “Total Recall”. She created major buzz with her scintillating lead part in “Basic Instinct”, with later roles in “Sliver”, “Gloria” and “If These Walls Could Talk 2”. She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for “Casino”. Stone married producer Michael Greenburg in 1984. The couple divorced three years later. In 1998 she married again, this time to San Francisco Chronicle Executive Editor Phil Bronstein. The couple adopted a son, Roan Joseph, before their divorce in 2004. Since then, Stone adopted two more sons: Laird Vonne (2005) and Quinn Kelly (2006). In September 2001 Sharon suffered a major health scare when she was diagnosed with an aneurysm in the brain. She has since been given the all clear. Sharon says her illness and the time off afterward had a silver lining. “I don’t have wants and desires now the way that I did before,” she says. “I have more of a sense of gratitude.” Since then the actress has dedicated much of her time to philanthropic works. She is a passionate AIDS activist and is honorary chair of AmFAR, the high-profile charity formerly headed by Elizabeth Taylor.On October 23, 2013, Stone received the Peace Summit Award for her work with HIV/AIDS sufferers.
Look back at Sharon Stone funny Saturday Night Live Monologue
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