She has an older brother, Michael b. On December 4, , she played a ditsy bimbo meter maid in the first season of the television series Silver Spoons.
In , she appeared in the short-lived sports-themed television series Bay City Blues , playing Cathy St. Marie, the wife of baseball player Terry St. Marie played by actor Patrick Cassidy. Stone played a starlet who breaks up the marriage of a successful director and his screenwriter wife. In , she appeared in "Echoes of the Mind", a two-part episode of Magnum, P. In , she played Janice Henry for the filming of the miniseries War and Remembrance.
She also obtained the role of a literary agent and former lover of a mystery writer in the thriller Where Sleeping Dogs Lie. In another Verhoeven film—the erotic thriller Basic Instinct —  she took on the role that made her a star, playing Catherine Tramell , a brilliant, bisexual , alleged serial killer.
Several actresses at the time turned down the role, mostly because of the nudity required. Though Basic Instinct establishes Stone as a bombshell for the [s], it also shows she can nail a laugh or shade an emotion with equal aplomb. Harvey of the Sunday Times called the film one of the "s['] finest productions, doing more for female empowerment than any feminist rally.
Stone — in her star-making performance — is as hot and sexy as she is ice-pick cold. The film, a remake of the French film Les choses de la vie by Claude Sautet , concerns an architect played by Gere who as his car hurtles into a collision at an intersection, flashes through key moments in his life, including his marriage to a beautiful but chilly heiress Stone and his subsequent affair with a travel writer Davidovich.
Intersection received negative reviews and flopped at the box office. In the western The Quick and the Dead , she obtained the role of a gunfighter who returns to a frontier town in an effort to avenge her father's death.
The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival  and performed modestly at the box office upon its North American and European premiere. Stone received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress. The film, based on the non-fiction book Casino: I mean just finally, wow [ It couldn't have happened at a better time". Subsequently, in the same year, she appeared as a woman waiting on death row for a brutal double murder she committed in her teens in the little-seen drama Last Dance.
Jackson in the science fiction psychological thriller Sphere , directed and produced by Barry Levinson. The film garnared a positive critical response upon its premiere in selected theaters,   and Stone was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Stone obtained the titular role of a street-wise, middle-aged moll in Gloria , a remake of the film of the same name written and directed by John Cassavetes. The updated version received negative reviews and Stone earned a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress.
The film was met with a mixed critical reception, and Helmut Voss, then president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association , who give the annual Golden Globe Awards , ordered all 82 of its members to return gift luxury watches sent by either Stone or October Films now merged into Focus Features as this was considered promotions for a nomination for Stone's performance in the film.
For her role, she was again recognized by Women in Film , this time with the Lucy Award. Following her hospitalization on September 29, , for a subarachnoid hemorrhage , she took a hiatus from screen acting, returning to the screen in ; in the year, she portrayed Sheila Carlisle, an attorney who believes she can communicate with God, in three episodes from the eighth season of The Practice.
Also in , she appeared in a James Woods -directed American Stroke Association television commercial to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke. In the mystery psychological thriller Cold Creek Manor, she and Quaid played a family terrorized by the former owner of the rural estate they bought in foreclosure.
Variety magazine remarked in its review for the film that both actors "fish in vain to find any angles to play in their dimension-free characters".
While both films were box office flops, Catwoman is considered by many critics to be one of the worst movies of all time. In the film about an aging " Don Juan " Murray tracking down his former lovers after finding out he has a son, Stone took on the role of Laura, a grasping and overly eager closet organizer who re-connects with him.
Broken Flowers premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and received a theatrical run in arthouse cinemas, garnering a widely positive reception. A reason for a long delay in releasing the film was reportedly Stone's dispute with the filmmakers over the nudity in the film; she wanted more while they wanted less. Stone told an interviewer, "We are in a time of odd repression and if a popcorn movie allows us to create a platform for discussion, wouldn't that be great?
However, the film had a better acceptance in Europe's and Australia's cinemas and its release in dvd on July had a satisfactory track record in sales and especially in rentals. Stone appeared in Nick Cassavetes 's crime drama Alpha Dog , opposite Bruce Willis , playing Olivia Mazursky, the mother of a real-life murder victim; she wore a fatsuit for the role.
Stone received favorable comments for her performance, particularly a scene alongside Lindsay Lohan. I think that we live in a [ We have all these assignments about how we're supposed to feel about something. Special Victims Unit ,  portraying Jo Marlowe , a former cop turned prosecutor. Entertainment Weekly included in a review on the 29th of that April such descriptions of her performance as a "great presence", and having "had to revive her best [ Her first theatrical-released production since , the film premiered on February 16, in France, where it opened in second place at the box office.
The film received a directly-to-DVD release. Stone in In the biographical drama Lovelace , Stone obtained the role of the mother of porn actress Linda Lovelace played by Amanda Seyfried. The film, covering Lovelace's life from age 20 to 32, had its world premiere at Sundance and opened in North American selected theaters. Her role was Natalie Maccabee, America's first female Vice President who takes the office after the death of her Senator husband. The film was released for VOD and selected theaters.
The film, chronicling the making of the cult film The Room , cast Stone as Iris Burton , the agent of line producer and actor Greg Sestero. It had its premiere at South by Southwest , to what review aggregator Metacritic indicated was "universal acclaim".
Maureen Ryan of Variety felt that the actress "displays terrific range and depth" and "holds the screen with effortless charisma",  and Nick Schager of The Daily Beast wrote that "Stone's turn is something close to masterful. Stone, who was Hurrell's reportedly last sitting before his death in ,  is also a collector of the photographer's original prints and wrote the foreword to the book Hurrell's Hollywood. In , she was listed by People as one of the "50 most beautiful people in the world".
I mean, I'm gonna be 56 years old. If people want to think I'm a sex symbol, it's, like, yeah. I mean, like, good for me". Many observers, including UNICEF , criticized her actions by claiming that Stone had reacted instinctively to the words of Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa , because she had not done her research on the causes, consequences and methods of preventing malaria.
Some were delivered to the local airport. When asked about the Sichuan earthquake she remarked: Well you know it was very interesting because at first, you know, I'm not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else.
And so I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that because I don't like that. And I had been this, you know, concerned about, oh how should we deal with the Olympics because they are not being nice to the Dalai Lama , who is a good friend of mine.
And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that Karma? When you're not nice then the bad things happen to you? Those words were never meant to be hurtful to anyone. Relationships and family[ edit ] She met television producer Michael Greenburg in on the set of The Vegas Strip War, a television film he produced and she starred in.
They were married in The couple separated three years later, and their divorce was finalized in MacDonald left his wife Naomi Baca for Stone and became engaged to her. They separated one year later in She gained enough pledges to build 28 schools in Africa.