54 Facts About Kim Basinger


Kimila Ann Basinger is an American actress and former fashion model.


Kim Basinger has garnered acclaim for her work in film and television, for which she has received various accolades including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Kim Basinger appeared in several made-for-TV films, including a remake of From Here to Eternity, before making her feature debut in the drama Hard Country.


Confidential, Kim Basinger won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Kim Basinger's other films include No Mercy, Blind Date, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Cool World, The Real McCoy, I Dreamed of Africa, 8 Mile, The Door in the Floor, Cellular, The Sentinel, The Burning Plain, Grudge Match, and Fifty Shades Darker.


Kim Basinger had a high-profile relationship between marriages with the late musician Prince, with whom she recorded an album, Hollywood Affair, and is the mother of social media influencer Ireland Baldwin from her marriage to Alec.


Kim Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia, on December 8,1953.


Kim Basinger's mother, Ann Lee, was a model, actress and swimmer who appeared in several Esther Williams films.


Kim Basinger's father, Donald Wade Basinger, was a big band musician and loan manager; as a US Army soldier, he landed in Normandy on D-Day.


Kim Basinger has described herself as extremely shy, which had a major effect on her during her childhood and young adulthood.


Kim Basinger has said that her shyness was so extreme that she would faint if asked to speak in class.


Kim Basinger studied ballet from about age three to her mid-teens.


Kim Basinger had competed at the state level for the Breck Scholarship and was featured in an ad for Breck in a joint portrait with her mother.


Kim Basinger was offered a modeling contract with the Ford Modeling Agency, but turned it down in favor of singing and acting, and enrolled at the University of Georgia.


Kim Basinger soon reconsidered and went to New York to become a Ford model.


Not long after her Ford deal, Kim Basinger appeared on the cover of magazines.


Kim Basinger appears on the cover of the debut album by the band Survivor.


Kim Basinger appeared in hundreds of advertisements throughout the early 1970s, most notably as the Breck Shampoo girl.


Kim Basinger alternated between modeling and attending acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse, as well as performing in Greenwich Village clubs as a singer.


Kim Basinger is an alumna of the William Esper Studio for the performing arts in Manhattan, New York City.


In 1976, after five years as a cover girl, Kim Basinger quit modeling and moved to Los Angeles to act.


Kim Basinger's first starring role was a made-for-TV movie, Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold, in which she played a small town girl who goes to Hollywood to become an actress and winds up becoming a famous centerfold for a men's magazine.


In 1981, Kim Basinger posed for a famous nude pictorial for Playboy, and made her feature debut in the critically well-received but little-seen rural drama Hard Country, which she followed with the Charlton Heston-directed outdoorsy adventure Mother Lode.


Kim Basinger said her subsequent Playboy appearance led to further opportunities, such as the role of the romantic interest of a baseball team star in Barry Levinson's The Natural, alongside Robert Redford, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.


In 1993, Kim Basinger took on the roles of a woman recently released from prison in the crime film The Real McCoy, and that of a woman named Honey Hornee in the comedy Wayne's World 2.


Amid financial issues, Kim Basinger went into hiatus from the screen by the mid-1990s.


Kim Basinger initially turned down the film twice, feeling an insecurity at returning to the screen and enjoying motherhood.


The Washington Post felt that Kim Basinger "exudes a sort of chaste sultriness", in what Roger Ebert described as "one of the best films of the year".


Kim Basinger holds the distinction of being the only actress who has both posed nude in Playboy and won an Academy Award.


In I Dreamed of Africa, Kim Basinger portrayed writer and environmentalist Kuki Gallmann, with Vincent Perez, whom she called the "most incredible actor she had ever worked with".


The film found a limited audience in theaters, but in his review, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, felt that "Kim Basinger's haunted beauty burns in the memory" and called it "her finest work".


Entertainment Weekly considered that "Kim Basinger makes a vividly frightened yet resourceful woman in peril", and the film was a moderate commercial success.


In 2006, Kim Basinger starred in the Lifetime film The Mermaid Chair, as a married woman who falls in love with a Benedictine monk and experiences a self-awakening.


Kim Basinger then played a mother having extramarital affairs in director Guillermo Arriaga's feature film debut The Burning Plain, a drama narrated in a hyperlink format, opposite Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence.


In 2008, Kim Basinger produced and starred in the independent thriller While She Was Out, as a suburban housewife who is forced to fend for herself when she becomes stranded in a desolate forest with four murderous thugs.


Kim Basinger played the mother of a young man who made a promise to his deceased brother, with Zac Efron, in the supernatural drama Charlie St Cloud, based on the 2004 best-selling novel The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood.


Kim Basinger returned to Africa in her next film, the 2012 Nigerian drama Black November, about a Niger Delta community's struggle to save their environment, which was being destroyed by excessive oil drilling.


Kim Basinger subsequently took on the role of mother in the independent drama 4 Minute Mile as well as the part of a woman who, after a miscarriage, sets out on a dangerous quest to obtain a child in the likewise independent production The 11th Hour, which was released for VOD.


Kim Basinger played Elena Lincoln, the business partner and former lover of Christian Grey, in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey.


Kim Basinger reprised the role in the 2018 sequel, Fifty Shades Freed.


In January 2022, Kim Basinger collaborated with Peter Bogdanovich to create LIT Project 2: Flux, a first of its kind short film made available on the Ethereum blockchain as a non-fungible token.


Kim Basinger developed agoraphobia that same year, following a panic attack in a health-food store, and was housebound for six months.


Snyder quit his job during the marriage and changed his surname to Britton after Kim Basinger requested he choose "something with a B" so she could keep the same initials when using her married name.


Kim Basinger was then involved briefly with fitness trainer Phil Walsh and fashion designer Alexio Gandara.


In 1990, Kim Basinger met her second husband, Alec Baldwin, when they played lovers in The Marrying Man.


Some family members recommended Kim Basinger buy the bulk of the privately owned land in the small town of Braselton, Georgia, some 1,691 acres in 1989, for $20 million, to establish it as a tourist attraction with movie studios and a film festival.


Kim Basinger filed for bankruptcy and appealed the jury's decision to a higher court, which ruled in her favor.


Kim Basinger's parents were legally married from 1948 to 2016, though they separated in 1980 and had little or no contact for the last 36 years of her father's life.


Kim Basinger was still estranged from her mother as of 2002.


However, they appeared to have reconciled by 2015, when Ann told RadarOnline in an exclusive interview that Kim Basinger would be coming home to Georgia for Christmas.


Kim Basinger has posed for anti-fur advertisements by PETA, and filmed a public service announcement on downed farm animals for Farm Sanctuary.


Kim Basinger was involved in the gestation of a bill offering protection to diseased and crippled farm animals, which Governor of California Pete Wilson signed.


Kim Basinger garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Natural, and as part of the cast of Pret-a-Porter, she received an ensemble award from the National Board of Review.


Kim Basinger received a nomination for the Best Actress Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics, for her role in The Door in the Floor.