Sharon Stone Biography

Sharon Stone is a Golden Globe Award winning American actress and former model. Read this biography to learn more about her childhood, profile, life and timeline.

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Birthday: March 10, 1958

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By Sharon Stone Models

Sun Sign: Pisces

Age: 60 Years, 60 Year Old Females

Also Known As: Sharon Yvonne Stone

Born in: Meadville, Pennsylvania, U.S

Height: 1.74 m

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Michael Greenburg (m. 1984–1987), Phil Bronstein (m. 1998–2004)

father: Joseph William Stone II

mother: Dorothy (née Lawson)

siblings: Kelly Stone, Mike Stone, Patrick Stone

children: Laird Vonne Stone, Quinn Kelly Stone, Roan Joseph Bronstein

religion: Tibetan Buddhism

City, States, Provinces & Districts: Pennsylvania

Personality: ENFP

Net worth: $60 million as of Jan 17, 2017

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education: Saegertown High School

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Blessed with an aura of sensual charm and charisma, Sharon Stone is one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, who has left audiences spellbound with her riveting performances. This Golden Globe winning actress has starred opposite almost all the leading men in Hollywood. Today, she is one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses. After she won beauty pageants in Pennsylvania, she moved out of her home and went to New Jersey in order to pursue her childhood dream of becoming the next Marilyn Monroe. Very soon, she signed up with the Ford Modelling Agency in New York. But, this middle class girl who was born to working-class parents nurtured bigger dreams. After a brief stint in modelling, this ambitious 22-year-old began her film career as an extra in the Woody Allen film, ‘Stardust Memories’. After an initial struggle period and playing a few minor roles in films, Stone later gained fame and adulation with the film, ‘Basic Instinct’. Soon, she became one of the most adored divas in the entertainment industry and her career in films reached its zenith. To learn more interesting and intriguing facts about her childhood, personal life and professional achievements in the field of acting and media, scroll down and continue to read this biography.

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Sharon Stone
Childhood & Early Life
  • Sharon Stone was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania to Joseph William Stone II, who worked in the tool and die manufacturing industry and Dorothy, a housewife and accountant.
  • In 1975, she graduated from the Saegertown High School in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. She also participated in the Miss Pennsylvania beauty pageant and won the Miss Crawford County title.
  • In 1977, she moved to New Jersey in order to pursue a career in the field of modelling. She subsequently signed up with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York.
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Career
  • In 1980, she appeared in her first film, as an extra in Woody Allen’s, ‘Stardust Memories’, which received bad reviews and did not attract even the loyal Woody Allen fans.
  • In 1981, she played the role of ‘Lana Marcus’ in the horror film, ‘Deadly Blessing’, which was directed by Wes Craven. The film did not receive good reviews from the critics.
  • In 1984, she was seen in the American TV series titled, ‘The New Mike Hammer’, which was a mystery-drama. The series did not receive any good ratings.
  • In September 1984, she played the role of ‘Blake Chandler’ in the comedy-drama film titled, ‘Irreconcilable Differences’. The film was directed by Charles Shyer and received Golden Globe nominations.
  • In 1988, she starred in the action film, ‘Above the Law’, which was directed by Andrew Davis. The film mostly received positive reviews and was filmed in Chicago.
  • In 1989, she was seen in the drama film, ‘Beyond the Stars’, which was directed by David Saperstein. The film was revolved around a teenage boy whose father worked as a computer scientist.
  • In 1990, she starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Academy Award winning science fiction film titled, ‘Total Recall’. The film was a blockbuster hit.
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  • In 1992, she starred in the erotic thriller film, ‘Basic Instinct’, which was directed by Paul Verhoeven. In the film she played the role of ‘Catherine Tramell’, a crime novelist and an alleged serial killer. The film was a huge hit.
  • In 1995, she played the role of ‘Ginger McKenna Rothstein’ in the Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning Martin Scorsese crime-drama, ‘Casino’.
  • In 1999, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as ‘Sarah Little’ in the comedy film, ‘The Muse’, which was directed by Albert Brooks. The film did not do well at the box office.
  • In 2000, she starred in the Emmy Award winning TV film, ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2’, which was broadcast on HBO. The film revolves around the lives of different lesbian couples.
  • In 2003, she was seen in the Emmy Award winning television drama, ‘The Practice’, which was created by David E. Kelley. The plot of the series revolved around a law firm.
  • In 2005, she appeared as ‘Dr. Georgia Keller’ on the television sitcom, ‘Will & Grace’. The series was based on the relationship between the two characters, William Truman and Grace Adler.
  • In 2006, she reprised her role as ‘Catherine Tramell’ in the film ‘Basic Instinct 2’, which was a sequel to the previous released film, ‘Basic Instinct’. The film was slammed by film critics.
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  • In 2009, she played the role of ‘Nina Ferraro’ in the action-drama film, ‘Streets of Blood’, which was directed by Charles Winkler. The film was based on a story written by Hess and Dennis Fanning.
  • In 2010, she appeared as ‘Jo Marlowe’ in four episodes of the television crime drama series, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. The series was set in and around New York City.
  • In January 2013, she played the role of ‘Dorothy Boreman’ in the American biographical film based on the life of pornographic actress, Linda Susan Boreman known to the world as Linda Lovelace.
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Major Works
  • In 1992, she starred in the film, ‘Basic Instinct’, which was one of the most financially successful films of that decade. The film earned a whopping $352 million across the world.
  • She was seen in the film, ‘Casino’ which earned $116.11 million at the box office. The film also received a nomination in the American Film Institute’s list of ‘top ten gangster films’.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 1996, she was the recipient of the Golden Globe Award in the category, ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama’ for the film ‘Casino’.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • In 1984, she married TV producer Michael Greenburg but unfortunately the marriage ended in divorce in the year 1990.
  • In 1993, she became romantically involved with writer and producer, William J. MacDonald. The couple got engaged but the engagement was called off in 1994.
  • In 1998, she married journalist and editor, ‘Phil Bronstein’ and together they adopted a son, Roan Joseph Bronstein. They divorced in 2004. She has two other adopted children, Laird Vonne Stone and Quinn Kelly Stone.
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Trivia
  • The famous gold and white dress which this Golden Globe winning American actress wore in the film, ‘Casino’, weighted over 45 pounds!
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1. Casino (1995)

  (Drama, Crime)

2. Les uns et les autres (1981)

  (Music, Drama)

3. Stardust Memories (1980)

  (Drama, Comedy)

4. Total Recall (1990)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

5. Basic Instinct (1992)

  (Thriller, Drama, Mystery)

6. The Disaster Artist (2017)

  (Drama, Biography, Comedy)

7. The Mighty (1998)

  (Comedy, Drama)

8. Broken Flowers (2005)

  (Drama, Comedy, Romance, Mystery)

Awards

Golden Globe Awards
1996 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Casino (1995)
Primetime Emmy Awards
2004 Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Practice (1997)
MTV Movie & TV Awards
1993 Best Female Performance Basic Instinct (1992)
1993 Most Desirable Female Basic Instinct (1992)

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