Kim Basinger is an American former model, actress, and singer who is globally revered for her illustrious body of work. Her performance in a range of characters testifies her finesse as an artist, from a Bond girl in ‘Never Say Never Again’ to Elana Lincoln in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’. Though introvert and shy as a child she grew into a confident young adult and is known for her stunning looks.
She entered Hollywood in the late ’70s after achieving greater success in the modeling industry. Forty-Four plus movies and countless awards, she is remembered till date, as one of the most fertile artists of her time. Kim Basinger was born to Ann Lee and Donald Wade Basinger on 8th December 1953, in Athens, Georgia. Her father was a soldier in the U.S Army while her mother was an actress and swimmer. She owes her good looks to her genes born with an interesting lineage of English, Swedish, German, Scot- Irish influence.
She had a decade long association with the dance form, as an ardent student of ballet. She averted social interactions in school which had an enduring impact in her early teens. She overcame her shyness and signed up for ‘America’s Junior Miss Scholarship’ at 17 and ended up winning the crown. She played a small-town girl in the made-for-TV movie, ‘Katie: Portrait of a Centrefold’. She appeared alongside legendary artists like Natalie Wood, Willam Devane, Steve Railsback in the movie, From Here to Eternity'(1979).
She posed nude for the 1981 edition of the ‘Playboy’ which sparked some controversy. One of her best performances to date is in the movie Never Say Never Again’1983. She tied knots with makeup artist Ron Snyder Britton in 1980. The couple called it quits in 1988, after the alleged extramarital affairs with co-stars and musicians on her.
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