Posted by Nicky in Nov 14,2015 with No Comments
More than two decades have passed since “Basic Instinct” ushered in the Stone Age.
Sharon Stone’s portrayal of a bisexual femme fatale with a wild appetite for sex and murder — as well as a famous disregard for underwear — instantly propelled Stone into the upper echelon of leading ladies. Between her Oscar-nominated turn as the deceitful wife of casino owner Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “Casino,” her colorful off-screen life and a provocative fashion sense that often turned red carpet appearances into individual events of their own, the actress was a favorite subject of the entertainment media during much of the 1990s.
By 2003, though, Stone’s personal and professional fortunes began to wane. Her nearly six-year marriage to then San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein ended, and she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage — brain bleeding. In 2006, her highly anticipated “Basic Instinct 2” fell flat. In the last few years, she’s had largely under-the-radar supporting roles in films such as “Lovelace” and “Fading Gigolo” with Woody Allen.
“When you’re a powerful person and you become weak and fragile, you come to find out who’s really in your life and why they’re in your life,” she said during an interview at her spacious Beverly Hills home. “When you can’t move, you become a much more observational person. That makes you a wiser person in the long run. There’s a wonderful African saying, ‘My hut having burned to the ground, I can now clearly see the stars.’ That’s what happened to me. I got burned to the ground, and I saw such great beauty, and such inner simplicity in the things around me.” Read the rest of this entry »