Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone

Her role in 'Irreconcilable Differences' (1984)
Background:An actress since the 1980s, Sharon Stone first received recognition after portraying scheming, bisexual murder suspect Catherine Tramell in the smash hit movie Basic Instinct (1992). Stone's spectacular performance awarded her with a Most Desirable Female and Best Female Performance at the MTV Movie Awards. Model-turned-actress Stone later gained more recognition after starring in Casino (1995), playing the role of ex-prostitute Ginger McKenna/Rothstein. The role brought her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (drama) in 1995.Off screen, the 24th of 100 Sexiest Stars of the Century, according to Playboy Magazine (1999), Stone reportedly gives big support to such charity activities as helping victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia by joining forces with socialite music producer Denise Rich in the all-star charity single "Come Together Now," funding bed nets to protect African children from malaria-carrying mosquitoes, giving support in the fight against AIDS, and supporting the civil rights of gays and lesbians.5' 7" inch tall Stone was listed as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People and one of the 25 Most Intriguing People in 1992. As for her romantic life, Stone had special relationships with several men including actor Dwight Yoakam, actor Hart Bochner, comedian Garry Shandling, music producer Chris Peters, producer Bill McDonald, assistant director Bob Wagner, Jim Connelly, executive Barry Josephson, and businessman Michael Benasra. She was once married to producer Michael Greenburg and journalist editor Phil Bronstein.Intelligent ChildChildhood and Family:Growing up in the small town Meadville in Pennsylvania, Sharon Vonne Stone was born on March 10, 1958. Of Irish-American descent, her parents were Joseph Stone (factory worker) and Dorothy Stone (homemaker). The second of four children, Stone was raised in a big family together with sister Kelly (executive director of Planet Hope) and brothers Patrick (younger) and actor Michael Stone.Stone attended Saegertown High School in Pennsylvania before getting a scholarship to study Writing and Fine Arts at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She was a bookworm and a highly intellectual student. While in school, Stone became the winner of a Miss Pennsylvania beauty contest and decided to fly to New York to pursue a modeling career after graduation. By the end of the 70's, the former Ford model turned out to be a favorite model in print and television ads.Discovering an interest in acting, the big fan of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers honed in on her acting skills by studying with Marilyn Freid and Jack Waltzer, and taking Tracy Roberts and Harvey Lembeck Improvisational Comedy Workshops.Voted by Empire (UK) magazine to be the 77th of The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time (October 1997), Stone had bad luck with marriage.She married associate producer Michael Greenburg on August 18 1984, but they divorced on January 20, 1987. She was also married journalist editor Phil Bronstein, but the couple divorced on January 29, 2004. Currently Stone resides in Beverly Hills with her two adopted sons (Laird Vonne Stone and Roan Joseph Bronstein).Casino's BeautyCareer:Initiating her career as a model for the Ford model agency, the Miss Pennsylvania beauty contest winner became a booming model both on television and in printed ads at the end of 70s. Stone, who once worked as a counter girl for McDonalds, branched out to acting in the early 1980s and made her debut as a pretty girl on a train in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980). Later, Stone had an unaccredited part in Balero (1981), before she was seen in Wes Craven's horror movie Deadly Blessing (1981). She also took part in such TV projects as Not Just Another Affair (1982), Bay City Blues (1983), and Calendar Girl Murders (1984). In 1984, Stone received the supporting role of moody actress Blake Chandler/Amanda in the movie Irreconcilable Differences. She later could be seen in such B-Movies as King Solomon's Mines (1985) and Action Jackson (1988).In 1990, Stone eventually got her big break as the kickboxing, betraying wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Verhoeven's Total Recall.The role in the film boosted her name and won her a secondary female lead as Linda in He Said, She Said (1991). The same year, she also starred in the 1991's psychological thriller Scissors and she costarred in another thriller, Year of the Gun.After a stripped pose for PlayBoy, Stone's breakthrough moment came when she played the memorable role of the scheming, bisexual murder suspect Catherine Tramell in the blockbuster movie Basic Instinct (1992), also starring Michael Douglas. Her sizzling performance gained two MTV awards: Most Desirable Female and Best Female Performance Awards in 1993. Additionally, the role brought her a nomination for Best Actress at the Golden Globes.After her high-profile role in Basic Instinct, Stone did not want to be typecast. She portrayed victim Carly Norris in Sliver (1993) and appeared as the cold wife of Richard Gere in Intersection (1994).Stone next played in such forceful roles as May Munro/Adrian Hastings in The Specialist (1994, opposite Sylvester Stallone) and The Lady/Ellen in The Quick and the Dead (1995, with Gene Hackman).However, Stone's efforts did not pan out until she teamed up with Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro in Casino (1995). She played the dramatic role of ex-prostitute Ginger McKenna/Rothstein, which landed her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (drama) in 1995.The subsequent year, Stone worked with Isabelle Adjani in Diabolique (1996) and played the role of a woman on death row, Cindy Liggett, in the drama Last Dance (1996). In The Mighty (1998), Stone received her third Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Stone finished the decade by playing Sarah Little in the comedy The Muse (1999) and could be seen in Gloria (1999), Simpatico (1999) and lent her voice to the animated The Sissy Duckling (1999, TV).Entering the new millennium, Stone worked in the lesbian-themed drama If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000,TV) and played the role of Candy Cowley in the comedy Picking Up the Pieces (2000). She was also seen in the role of an impulsive woman in Beautiful Joe (all 2000). In 2002, Stone did voice work for the TV series Harold and the Purple Crayon, then came back to perform on the wide screen in Cold Creek Manor (2003), A Different Loyalty (2004) and costarred in Catwoman (2004), with Benjamin Bratt and Halle Berry. Recently, Stone could be seen in Broken Flowers (2005), Alpha Dog (2005) and will reprise her role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction (2006).She is also scheduled to play the role of Mrs. Robinson in Cougars (2006).Awards: Women in Film Crystal: 1995 Golden Globe: Best Actress in a Motion Picture (drama), Casino, 1995 MTV Movie: Most Desirable Female, Basic Instinct, 1993 MTV Movie: Best Female Performance, Basic Instinct, 1993
Once you've had your life burn down, it takes time to be a Phoenix.More Sharon Stone quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some people work hard in this business and become really popular, really big stars but they never receive an award from within the business. Somehow, when your colleagues and friends believe in you to the point of handing you an award it means so much more.More Sharon Stone quotes [07/16/2011 06:07:35]
I certainly think Halle Berry's a wonderful role model. She's a terrific stepmother and has shown that in so many beautiful ways and has made such enormous strides for women culturally and such great successes as an actress and philanthropist.More Sharon Stone quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Before I was a year old I walked and talked and I was even potty trained. When I started going to school I think I got on everyone's nerves because I used to ask adult questions rather than settle for the stuff usually fed to kids.More Sharon Stone quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
India has an enormous amount of AIDS awareness.More Sharon Stone quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
51. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

52. The numbers "172??? can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

53. Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That's more than sharks.

54. Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.

55. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.

56. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

57. The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

58. The average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.

59. It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.

60. If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

61. Bruce Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.

62. The largest amount of money you can have without having change for a dollar is $1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies cannot be divided into a dollar).

63. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".

64. IBM's motto is "Think". Apple later made their motto "Think different".

65. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white, due to low budget.

66. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

67. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

68. One in fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.

69. The Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years of service.

70. When the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.

71. In America, someone is diagnosed with AIDS every 10 minutes. In South Africa, someone dies due to HIV or AIDS every 10 minutes.

72. Every day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald's.

73. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, which Motorola got their name from.

74. In the US, about 127 million adults are overweight or obese; worldwide, 750 million are overweight and 300 million more are obese. In the US, 15% of children in elementary school are overweight; 20% are worldwide.

75. In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named Yensid (Disney spelled backward).

76. During his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, "Red Vineyard at Arles".

77. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

78. One in ten people live on an island.

79. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

80. Twenty-eight percent of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.

81. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.

82. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

83. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said "Elementary, my dear Watson", Humphrey Bogart NEVER said "Play it again, Sam" in Casablanca, and they NEVER said "Beam me up, Scotty" on Star Trek.

84. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

85. Sharon Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.

86. The sound you here when you put a seashell next to your ear is not the ocean, but blood flowing through your head.

87. More people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).

88. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

89. There is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas.

90. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

91. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

92. Back in the mid to late '80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

93. $203,000,000 is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.

94. Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).

95. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

96. Jim Henson first coined the word "Muppet". It is a combination of "marionette" and "puppet."

97. The names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with (not counting the words "North" and "South").

98. The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company's first ads in 1896.

99. About 20% of bird species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of them because of human activity.

100. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.More Other / Misc Jokes about Sharon Stone [01/02/2018 12:01:02]

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