Sharon Stone at the Premiere of
Sharon Stone at the Premiere of "When a man falls in the forest" at the Berlinale palace, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz, Berlin in 2007.

Famous Birthdays: Sharon Stone

10/03/1958 - current (60 years old).

"Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it's wonderful that she didn't cut up her face. She addressed ageing by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl".

1958: Sharon Yvonne Stone is an American actress, voice actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, to Dorothy Marie, an accountant, and Joseph William Stone II, a tool and die manufacturer and factory worker. She has a sister, Kelly, and two brothers, Michael and Patrick Stone.

1975: She graduated from Saegertown High School in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. While attending Edinboro University, Stone won the title of Miss Crawford County, Pennsylvania and was a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania. One of the pageant judges told her to quit school and move to New York City to become a fashion model.

1977: Stone left Meadville, moving in with an aunt in New Jersey. She was signed by Ford Modeling Agency in New York City.

1980: She later moved to Europe and while living there, she decided to quit modelling and pursue acting. "So I packed my bags, moved back to New York, and stood in line to be an extra in a Woody Allen movie," she later recalled. Stone was cast for a brief role in Allen's Stardust Memories this year.

1981: Stone had a speaking part in the horror film Deadly Blessing. French director Claude Lelouch cast her in Les Uns et les Autres in 1982, starring James Caan. She was on screen for two minutes and did not appear in the credits. On December 4, 1982, she played a ditsy bimbo meter maid in the first season of the television series Silver Spoons.

1983: 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. That year she also appeared in the Remington Steele episode "Steele Crazy After All These Years".

1984: She met television producer Michael Greenburg on the set of The Vegas Strip War, a television film he produced and she starred in. They were married that same year and had separated by 1987, finalising their divorce in 1990.

Her next film role was in Irreconcilable Differences, starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, and a young Drew Barrymore. She also appeared in "Echoes of the Mind", a two-part episode of Magnum, P.I., playing identical twins, one a love interest of Tom Selleck's character. Through the remainder of the 1980s, she had roles in such films as King Solomon's Mines in 1985 and Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold in 1986 and played Steven Seagal's wife in Above the Law in 1988. also that year, she played Janice Henry for the filming of the miniseries War and Remembrance.

1990: In Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi action film Total Recall, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, she played the role of Lori Quaid, the seemingly loving wife of Schwarzenegger's character, later revealed to be an agent sent by a corrupt and ruthless governor to monitor him. She appeared in five feature films the following year, though those were smaller-scale productions than that of Total Recall; she appeared alongside Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins and Nathan Lane in the romantic comedy He Said, She Said, and starred in the psychological thriller Scissors, as a sexually repressed woman who becomes trapped in a mysterious apartment. She starred opposite Forest Whitaker in the dramatic thriller Diary of a Hitman.

To coincide with the release of Total Recall, she posed nude for the July issue of Playboy, showing off the muscles she developed in preparation for the film.

1991: She played a sexually provocative young photojournalist in the little-seen Year of the Gun. She also obtained the role of a literary agent and former lover of a mystery writer in the thriller Where Sleeping Dogs Lie.

1992: Stone starred in 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. Australian critic Shannon J. Harvey of the Sunday Times called the film one of the "1990s 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." For the part, Stone earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama and as well as four MTV Movie Awards nominations. The film also became one of the most financially successful productions of the 1990s, grossing US$352.9 million worldwide.

She was listed by People as one of the "50 most beautiful people in the world".

1993: She headlined the erotic thriller Sliver, based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name. The film was heavily panned by critics and earned Stone a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress, but became a commercial success, grossing US$116.3 million at the international box office. She made a cameo appearance in the action film Last Action Hero, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Stone met William J. MacDonald (aka Bill MacDonald) on the set of the film Sliver, which he co-produced. MacDonald left his wife Naomi Baca for Stone and became engaged to her. They separated one year later in 1994. After they separated, Stone returned the engagement ring via FedEx.

1994: Stone starred opposite Richard Gere and Lolita Davidovich in the drama Intersection, directed by Mark Rydell. She starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the action thriller The Specialist, portraying May Munro, a woman who entices a bomb expert she is involved with (Stallone) into destroying the mafia that killed her family. Despite negative reviews, the film made US$170.3 million worldwide.

1995: 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. She starred opposite Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's epic crime drama Casino, where she took on the role of Ginger McKenna, the scheming, self-absorbed wife of a top gambling handicapper (De Niro). Also in 1995, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Hollywood Blvd, and was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.

1998: On February 14, Stone married Phil Bronstein, executive editor of The San Francisco Examiner and later San Francisco Chronicle. They adopted a baby son, Roan Joseph Bronstein, in 2000. Bronstein filed for divorce in 2003, citing irreconcilable differences.

1999: Stone was rated among the "25 sexiest stars of the century" by Playboy.

2000's: Stone starred opposite Ellen DeGeneres in the made-for-HBO drama If These Walls Could Talk 2, portraying a lesbian trying to start a family. For her role, she was again recognized by Women in Film, this time with the Lucy Award. She next played an exotic dancer alongside Billy Connolly in the little-seen comedy Beautiful Jo. Following her hospitalization on September 29, 2001, for a subarachnoid hemorrhage, she took a hiatus from screen acting, returning to the screen in 2003; 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. For her performance, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Stone attempted a return to the mainstream with roles in the films Cold Creek Manor in 2003, with Dennis Quaid, and Catwoman in 2004, with Halle Berry.

2005: Stone adopted her second son, Laird Vonne, and her third son, Quinn Kelly Stone, in 2006.

 

Stone in 2005, the year before Basic Instinct 2 was released, after years of litigation.
Stone in 2005, the year before Basic Instinct 2 was released.

2006: After years of litigation, Basic Instinct 2 was released on March 31. 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. A group sex scene was cut in order to achieve an R rating from the MPAA for the North American release; the controversial scene remained in the UK version of the London-based film. 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. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was an arthouse success. She made part of an ensemble cast in Emilio Estevez's drama Bobby about the hours leading up to the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. In March of this year, Stone travelled to Israel to promote peace in the Middle East through a press conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. In 2013, she referred to Peres as her "mentor". On October 23, 2013, Stone received the Peace Summit Award for her work with HIV/AIDS sufferers.

2007: Stone took on the role of a clinically depressed woman in the independent drama When a Man Falls in the Forest, premiered in competition at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Bear.

2010: In April of this year, Stone made guest-appearances in four episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portraying Jo Marlowe, a former cop turned prosecutor.

2013: 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.

2015: Stone was guest of honour at the Pilosio Building Peace Award in Milan. She began an impromptu auction on stage in front of a crowd of CEOs from the construction industry and other dignitaries. She gained enough pledges to build 28 schools in Africa. She also posed naked for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

2016: She was inspired by Hillary Clinton and went back to Edinboro University to complete in her degree.

2017: One of her most recent films was the independent drama Running Wild, portraying a billionaire using her massive wealth and power to turn the town against a widow who is trying to protect horses in her ranch.

INTERESTING FACT:

Stone was considered academically gifted as a child and entered the second grade when she was only five years old.