Saegertown High School in PA; Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Edinboro, PA (creative writing, fine arts)
Sun in Pisces, Moon in Sagittarius
Phil Bronstein (1998)
Ex- Husband :
George Englund Michael Greenburg
Father : Joseph Stone (factory worker), Mother : Dorothy Stone (homemaker).
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Sharon Vonne Stone
Born on March 10th, 1958 in Meadville,
Pennsylvania, Sharon Stone was still in school when she started acting.
Sharon began a modeling career and was signed to
represent Clairol, Diet Coke, and Revlon. Her modeling allowed her
acting career to blossom, and she has appeared in such films as Total
Recall, Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino, Sphere, and The Muse.This
former beauty pageant contestant and Ford model made her film debut
with a non-speaking part as a beautiful woman fleetingly glimpsed from
a moving train in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980), and
thereafter clawed her way to a stardom that has brought back an
old-fashioned, high-octane glamour to the role of ''movie star.''
Sharon, who grew up a bookworm in a large family in Northwest
Pennsylvania, worked her way up from McDonald's counter-girl to
successful Ford model (both in print ads and TV commercials) by the
late 1970s.Through the 1980s, Sharon appeared as a
stereotypical blonde in mostly forgettable roles: in Wes Craven's
Deadly Blessing (1981); as a down-and-out waitress turned petulant
movie star in Irreconcilable Differences (1984); an archaeologist's
daughter in King Solomon's Mines (1985) and its sequel, Allan
Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987). Other unmemorable early
credits include Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987), Action
Jackson (1988) and the umpteenth remake of Blood and Sand (1989).
also struggled in TV, beginning with a tiny part in ''Not Just Another
Affair'' (CBS, 1982), the short-lived series Bay City Blues (NBC, 1983)
and gradually bigger (though not better) roles in the TV movies
''Calendar Girl Murders'' (ABC, 1984), ''The Vegas Strip War'' (NBC,
1984), the failed cop-show pilot ''Hollywood Starr'' (ABC, 1985), ''Mr.
and Mrs. Ryan'' (ABC, 1986), ''Badlands 2005'' (ABC, 1988) and ''Tears
in the Rain'' (Showtime, 1988). Probably her only TV success was a
supporting role as Robert Mitchum's daughter-in-law in the epic
miniseries War and Remembrance (ABC, 1988-89).
real break was playing Arnold Schwarzenegger's kick-boxing, secret
agent ''wife'' in Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi actioner Total Recall (1990).
After five more forgettable thrillers and comedies, she finally
achieved the proverbial ''overnight'' stardom as a sexually voracious
crime writer opposite Michael Douglas in Verhoeven's controversial and
popular erotic thriller, Basic Instinct (1992). Her pantieless
leg-crossing scene brought Sharon much-needed notoriety, but has
haunted her ever since.
In a more conventionally sympathetic
role, Sharon followed up with another sizzling sex melodrama, Sliver
(1993), which did middling business stateside but proved a solid
success overseas. Trying to escape the sex-bomb trap, she begged for
the frigid wife role in Intersection (1994), which met with limited
success. She again flexed her international box-office clout paired
with Sylvester Stallone in the explosive actioner The Specialist (1994)
but fared much less well commercially with her next project, The Quick
and the Dead (1995), which marked her producing debut. Sharon looked
terrific in Western duds playing something of a distaff version of a
Clint Eastwood-like gunfighter. Her directorial choice, Sam Raimi,
helmed the smartly derivative tale with style to spare but the critical
reception was uneven and the public stayed away. She rebounded with her
widely acclaimed performance as Ginger, the Vegas hustler who wins the
heart of Robert De Niro, in Martin Scorsese's Casino (also 1995), a
film that earned her a long sought-after Academy Award nomination.
highly-paid, much-in-demand star (she has her own production company,
Chaos, and has signed a first-look deal with Miramax) next filmed a
remake of the Henri-Georges Clouzot's noir classic Diabolique with
Isabelle Adjani and Chazz Palmentieri and played a death-row inmate
whose lawyer (Rob Morrow) works to save her from execution in Last
Dance (both 1996).
Sharon, a diva who thoroughly enjoys her
hard-won stardom, is a clever manipulator of her public image�on heavy
press days, she reportedly changes outfits between each interview and
photo session, a practice unheard of since the days of Joan Crawford
and Norma Shearer. She lives, fittingly enough, in a gated French
chateau in Beverly Hills.