Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the Sexiest Stars in film history As a school child, she suffered from crippling shyness preventing her from reading aloud or answering questions in class.
Studied ballet from age of 3 to mid-teens. Her father was an introspective, classically trained trumpeter, while mom was a flamboyant, extroverted housewife Kim describes as "Lucy-like". Loved the movie My Fair Lady and the "Loverly" song in it, which prompted her dad to encourage her to enter local Junior Miss pageant and sing the song as her "talent. This led to career as Ford model, then to acting. Went to high school with Keith Strickland of the The B's. Bought her own town, Braselton, in her home state of Georgia.
Her appeal was ultimately accepted. Ex-daughter-in-law of Allan Snyder and Carol M. Ex-cousin-in-law of Joseph Baldwin. Ex-stepdaughter-in-law of Marjorie Plecher.
Her last name is often mispronounced, so when she appeared with husband Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live on NBC, he asked her during the opening monologue how to pronounce it. In seriousness, she answered "BAY-sing-ger," with the final syllable used with a hard "g" as in "go". Was a cheerleader at Athens High School. Debbie was upset with the film, claiming she was portrayed falsely by Kim. The tiger print one-piece she wears in Never Say Never Again 's final scene was given to her by the Playboy organization.
She and Alec Baldwin met and fell in love in on the set of the trouble-plagued movie The Marrying Man In , she auctioned off her 3. Proceeds of sale were donated to the Performing Animal Welfare Society.
Born on the same day as the late Sam Kinison. First actress to win an Oscar after appearing naked in Playboy magazine. Went to University of Georgia for one semester. Almost didn't appear in L. Confidential because she was tired of playing prostitutes. Turned down leading role in Sleepless in Seattle which went to Meg Ryan. Donald Wade Basinger , a jazz musician turned loan company manager, and Ann Lee Cordell , a former Powers model and champion swimmer.
Two older brothers, Skip b. Delivered her daughter Ireland Baldwin via Caesarean section due to her being in the breech position. The only actress to play a love interest of James Bond and Batman. John guested as the Riddler's moll. Cheryl Ladd played the character 4 seasons. Reports of a fling with Marshall Mathers were denied by the rapper in an April interview with British newspaper The Guardian.
Despite speaking without it in most of her films, she retains a strong Southern twang. Told writer Doug Thompson in that she swims nude with her dogs and dislikes swimming in other people's pools because she has to put on a bikini.
Now-forgotten first hubby Ron changed his surname from Snyder to Britton when Kim demanded he choose "something with a B" so it matched the initials on her luxury luggage set. Ron accused Kim of cheating on him with at least 4 men. For the Washington D. The group went to dinner at Duke Zeibert's restaurant afterwards.
Kim, who is actually a staunch Democrat, said being with the Bushes is like going home and called them a real Christmas card family.
Suffered a miscarriage during the production of Mother Lode Basinger herself revealed that she squirreled away 14 hours of videotaped scenes that MGM thought were very psychologically damaging to people. Owns two houses next door to each other in the upscale foothills of Los Angeles's Woodland Hills community. Had planned to publish a children's book of short stories, develop a major theme park in Braselton, Ga. As of Kim was estranged from her mother, Ann, and all except one of her four siblings.
Her father Don and youngest sister Ashley were the only family members invited to her wedding in , and the only family members she thanked in her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in Studied voice at the Vocal Arts Foundation in New York; somebody wanted her to be an opera singer, but she was more interested in black soul music. As a budding lyricist she entered 12 songs in the American Song Festival.
In , she recorded a 9-track pop album produced by Prince entitled "Hollywood Affair". Bootleg CDs of Kim's unreleased album are widely available. Ranked 3 in The L. Once toyed with the idea of a guest arc on 24 Celebrity investor in veteran West L. Italian restaurant Carmine's along with Tony Danza. Directors she works with often enjoy working with her so much that they use her multiple times: Confidential and 8 Mile Splits her holiday time between Kauai and the Hamptons.
In Grudge Match , daughter Ireland Baldwin appears briefly in flashbacks as the younger version of Kim's character Sally. Due to social anxiety, Kim generally shuns talk shows, rarely turns up at Hollywood parties and spurned several invitations to present at the Oscars. She's even been absent from some of her own premieres.
Did the most graphic sex scenes of her career in The Getaway and The Door in the Floor at 40 and 50 years old respectively. Jon Foster , her inamorato in the latter movie, was nineteen. Her parents had been separated since and had no contact but refused to get divorced. The marriage ended legally when her father died in Was raised a Methodist though by adolescence her church attendance had ticked off to nothing.
Says she has a "humorous relationship" with God and a strong faith. Appeared in three consecutive movies with numerical titles: The 11th Hour was initially titled "I Am Here". Got her first tattoo by Jose A. Took the role of Elena in Fifty Shades Darker because Ireland explained it was a 'powerful' role to play. Alec Baldwin joined Co-Dependents Anonymous to get over her.
Bowed out of Graffiti Bridge shortly before filming because she and Prince broke up. Was set to return as series antagonist Elena Lincoln in Fifty Shades Freed , even briefly appearing in the trailers, but her scenes were ultimately cut from the final edit. Instead, he cast Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Personal Quotes 58 I work in a strange business, and trust is a word that's not even in the vocabulary.
I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road. I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
My hand still shakes when I sign autographs. I still go and sit in the movies like everyone else and look up there and go "God!
I walk out there just fascinated and I always want to stay like that. I'm just a little kid going to these movies and I don't ever want to change. You have to be a little unreal to be in this business. We fall naked to the ground and, as the horse wanders off along the water's edge, we make passionate love in the moonlight.
It always leaves me hot and bothered. I just love the man. You have to think it's as good as what's coming later. I don't really live in a time zone. I don't abide by the rules here on earth. All of us are male and female. Take me--I'm strong; I'm weak; I'm everything. It's intriguing to see a man who has chosen not to pick up on all the stereotypical male traits, who keeps only the most powerful ones, and leaves a lot of the stuff that society lays on you at home.
A lot of people didn't particularly care for the male character in that film because of the way he treated my character. But the interesting thing was that their relationship was all about the abandonment of all preset rules on earth. It was all about living on the edge, to the fullest.
On every level, but especially emotionally. How far down could you go, how seedy could it get, how hard could you hit bottom. You can't play with people's feelings too much. That's the thing that amazes me about jumpin' around.