What the Hell Happened to Sharon Stone?

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone

Hollywood is a treacherous place.  It take a certain kind of person to make it as an actor.  But however hard actors have it, actresses have it that much worse.  For an actress to make it in Hollywood, well, they have to be strong.  Some might even say they need to be made of stone (Get it?  I’m sorry.  I couldn’t resist.)  Whatever it takes to climb to the top of the A-list, Sharon Stone had it in spades.  She had the looks, the talent, the determination and she was more than a little crazy.

For a time, Stone was the among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.  She had the power to get a project green-lit.  She could choose her directors and co-stars.  Stone was A-list.  But her time atop the A-list ended quickly.  As the 90’s ended, Stone’s spotlight faded with it.

What the hell happened?

Stone - Miss Crawford County

Sharon Stone – Miss Crawford County – 1976

When Sharon Stone finally took Hollywood by storm, it seemed like she was an overnight sensation.  But that was not the case.  The truth is that Stone had a long uphill climb to the top.  She fought tooth and nail for years to make it in Hollywood.  Sharon Stone started off as a model and a beauty pageant contestant.  She was a contemporary of Michelle Pfeiffer.

Sharon Stone – Stardust Memories -1980

The two models bonded while auditioning for the role of an extra in Woody Allen’s 1980 comedy-drama, Stardust Memories.  Stone got the role.  But Pfeiffer’s acting career would take off while Stone’s languished.

Stardust Memories is one of Woody Allen’s favorite of his own films.  But pretty much anyone who isn’t Woody Allen hates it.  Although Allen denies that it was his intent, the movie plays like the director telling off his fans.

The image of a young Stone in glorious black and white blowing kisses from a train is a memorable one.  I also liked the bit where the aliens told Woody they liked his earlier, funny movies better.

Stone - deadly blessings

Sharon Stone – Deadly Blessings – 1981

In 1981, Stone appeared in Wes Craven’s horror movie, Deadly Blessings.

The movie takes place on a farm in a rural community.  The locals are extremely religious and distrusting of outsiders.  One day, the farmer is killed by a mysterious figure who runs him over with his own tractor.  Stone played one of the widow’s friends who helps her deal with the mysterious killings.

In one scene, Stone’s character has a nightmare about having a spider forced into her mouth.  The scene was filmed using a real spider.  Stone initially refused to do the scene until the spider had been defanged.  The crew was reluctant to comply as it would make it difficult for the spider to eat going forward.  But eventually, the spider’s teeth were removed and Stone filmed the scene.

Reviews were mostly negative and Academy Award-winner Ernest Borgnine was nominated for a Razzie award for “Worst Supporting Actor”.  Wes Craven was still honing his craft, but there are hints of the horror master to come.

Stone - Silver Spoons

Sharon Stone – Silver Spoons – 1982

In 1982, Stone appeared in a TV movie called Not Just Another Affair and had a guest spot on the TV sit-com Silver Spoons.  Check out Stone’s entrance on the choo choo:

As a working model, Stone also popped up in a ton of commercials throughout the 1980’s shampoo commercial featuring Stone from 1982.

Stone plays a business woman who also looks fabulous playing tennis.  Sometimes she needs a little Finesse.  Sometimes she needs a lot.

Next: Alan Quartermain and Police Academy


Posted on January 8, 2012, in Movies, What the Hell Happened?, WTHH Actress and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 240 Comments.

  1. Here’s hoping this article gets the update it deserves! It’s mostly because I can’t see the top photo of her at the beginning of the page by the way.


  2. Now on Page 4 with only two old commercials of her being added so far. I have to wait and see on what the new and improved story about Stone will be like in the next few days!


    • Yeah, I threw in the commercials before I lost the links. But there’s lots more coming to this story before I move on. I hope to update picking up where I left off starting tomorrow.


  3. Sharon Stone will play America’s 1st female vice president on TNT’s “Agent X”:

    TNT has given a straight-to-series 10 episode order for the drama series, which also co-stars Gerald McRaney. Stone will play America’s first female vice president, who soon learns that her job comes with a top-secret duty to protect the Constitution in crisis situations by using a secret operative called “Agent X.”


  4. Re: Who is Blacklisted in Hollywood and why (bring the tea):

    Sharon Stone was typecast with “Basic Instinct” and most of her roles were for the ‘stone-cold sex machine’ character. Even in “Casino” she plays a similar character. She eventually got too old for those kinds of roles, and she had never really tried branching out to other kinds of un-glamorous roles, so that worked against her too.


    • Celebs everyone hates working with

      Sharon Stone

      A quarter century later and people are still talking about Sharon Stone’s infamous scene in Basic Instinct (1992), yet she’s arguably failed to recreate that same level of success in recent years. A bad attitude may be to blame. 

      Stone made her Italian film debut in 2014, working with director Pupi Avati and producer Antonio Avati on The Golden Boy (2014). According to The Hollywood Reporter, her diva antics began before she’d even signed on to the film. “It was a negotiation that bordered on ridiculousness, concerning embarrassing details, as if Italy was a third world country,” Avati said. “By the way, we do have electricity in Italy.” Stone’s camp denied the claims.

      The star’s ridiculous demands have allegedly cost her a gig or two along the way, including an invitation to luxury jeweler de Grisogono’s annual party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. A source told Page Six that the actress demanded $300,000, eight hotel rooms for the week, and a private jet. She was ultimately passed up for the job; the appearance opportunity was reportedly given to Kim Kardashian for a pair of earrings, which she may or may not have been able to keep. 



        This former very brief A+ lister who now basically hits a new charity party every night was so hated on the set of one of her movies that some crew members added more than just water to the tub for her bath scene. Some of them used the tub as their urinal. Sharon Stone (“Sliver”)


  5. Stone in Top 10 Sexiest Women of the 1990s


  6. Well, Sharon S starred in a woman-in-prison/on-death-row movie, Last Dance (I think). Unfortunately it bombed. SS was GREAT in Casino but that did not lead to many good movies.


    • She definitely tried to switch from sex symbol into a serious dramatic actress. An actress (particularly one her age at the time) only gets so many chances to do that. Unfortunately, Stone never did find the right project during her career peak.


  7. 10 Actors Whose Craziness Got Them Kicked Out Of Hollywood:

    Sharon Stone

    Sharon Stone doesn’t get much work in Hollywood nowadays for two reasons. First off, she’s a female in her fifties, which isn’t exactly the best position to be in in this specific industry, regardless of her mental state. Secondly, she’s batsh*t crazy.

    Yes, Stone’s age is the the least of her problems, given her notorious reputation for being a difficult and – quite frankly – crazy person. Back in the ’90s, at a time when she was deemed to be the hottest woman on the planet, Stone could presumably get away with acting like an insane jerk to everybody. But not these days; times have changed.

    Nope, the woman who once said, “If you’re in a situation where you cannot get out of sex, offer a blow job,” has marked herself as “impossible to work with” through a never-ending parade of crazy incidents, and has succeeded in alienating absolutely everyone in the industry, which means that she hasn’t made anything you’ll recognise since Catwoman.


  8. Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors

    Film Brain reviews this gonzo saga of talking birds, twin brothers and (naturally) scissors, starring Sharon Stone.


  9. Nostalgia Critic: Catwoman

    Catwomen unite against the evils of Halle Berry!


  10. Nothing happened to her. It is only suggest a fad, is what I feel


  11. Movie Jail: This week’s defendant is…Sharon Stone!

    The Case

    The Prosecution: Border Run, The Burma Conspiracy, Streets of Blood, $5 a Day, The Year of Getting to Know Us, If I Had Known I Was a Genius, Basic Instinct 2, Catwoman, A Different Loyalty, Cold Creek Manor, Picking Up the Pieces, Simpatico, Gloria, Sphere, Last Dance, Diabolique, The Specialist, Intersection, Sliver, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, King Solomon’s Mines

    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Sharon Stone is known worldwide thanks to the infamous leg-crossing scene in Basic Instinct and has a Golden Globe sitting on her mantel for her performance in Casino. The prosecution believes Miss Stone is a talented actress (even though she won a couple of Razzie Awards and some will say she isn’t a particularly strong one), however she’s been punching below her weight as of late in forgettable and poorly-reviewed movies.

    While Catwoman and Basic Instinct 2 obviously didn’t do anything to help her career, in the prosecution’s opinion she should have been able to rebound from those critically-panned flops. But Miss Stone has always had an awful eye for picking movie roles, and in the almost decade since those two bombs, she has appeared in uninteresting and dull films like Border Run, Streets of Blood and $5 a Day. The actress isn’t known for being the most friendly person, which more than likely has something to do with her recent straight-to-Wal-Mart-bin movies, but we feel she could be taking better roles than starring alongside Tom friggin’ Arnold in The Year of Getting to Know Us.

    The prosecution isn;t sure if Miss Stone has been double secret blackballed by Hollywood or if she just needs a new agent, but one thing is for certain: the actress definitely deserves a lengthy stint in Movie Jail.

    The Defense: Fading Gigolo, Lovelace, When a Man Falls in the Forest, Bobby, Alpha Dog, Broken Flowers, Beautiful Joe, The Muse, The Mighty, Casino, The Quick and the Dead, Basic Instinct, Total Recall

    Ladies and gentlemen, my client’s filmography as of late isn’t pretty; there’s no getting around to that. Miss Stone still has some gas in the tank though, and the defense believes she just needs to find the right role to prove she’s still got as an actress, which will help her land more solid movie roles than her recent ones.

    But it hasn’t been that long ago since she delivered a great turn in Alpha Dog, and the defense also thought she was quite good in Fading Gigolo, Lovelace, When a Man Falls in the Forest. Miss Stone hasn’t recently appeared in “big” films, but at least she’s been staying busy, and it’s not like there are a ton of fantastic being written for fifty-seven-year-old actresses.

    If she has been exiled of sorts from Hollywood, it probably has more to do with her notorious reputation than her talents as an actress. My client can be a little difficult to work with and doesn’t always say the smartest things, however it’s not as if she is the first movie star to be a bit of a diva or say dumb things. The defense knows some jury members will want to lock Miss Stone up and throw away the key for her bitchiness and questionable comments, but that’s not the purpose of Movie Jail. Although it could be argued that my client needs to go on probation for her recent output, the defense doesn’t believe a lengthy prison sentence is necessary.

    What should we do with the sultry and salty actress? Has Miss Stone used up all her goodwill she built up with Basic Instinct and Casino, or do you think she doesn’t belong in Movie Jail? Is Sharon Stone GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?



  12. Sharon Stone Poses Nude And Gets Candid About Her Life Changing Brain Aneurysm:

    In a provocative profile for Harper’s Bazaar, Sharon Stone poses nude and talks about the brain hemorrhage that derailed her career and changed her physically.

    Back in 2001, Stone suffered an aneurysm and then a cerebral hemorrhage that lasted nine days. Worse, she didn’t even realize anything was wrong until three days in, when she went to the hospital and then loss consciousness soon after being admitted. Over the next several days, as doctors struggled to diagnose her condition, things got worse: “I was hemorrhaging so much that my brain had been pushed into the front of my face,” she says.

    Stone is candid in describing how the aneurysm permanently altered her:

    “It took two years for my body just to absorb all the internal bleeding I had,” she says. “It almost feels like my entire DNA changed. My brain isn’t sitting where it used to, my body type changed, and even my food allergies are different.” It took months for her to regain feeling in her left leg and years for her vision to return to normal; she also fought to eliminate a persistent stutter. On the plus side, “I became more emotionally intelligent. I chose to work very hard to open up other parts of my mind. Now I’m stronger. And I can be abrasively direct. That scares people, but I think that’s not my problem.” She laughs. “It’s like, I have brain damage; you’ll just have to deal with it.”

    After the aneurysm, Stone, who rocketed to stardom with 1992’s Basic Instinct and was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for Martin Scorcese’s Casino, saw her career fall apart, with a low point being a 2010 guest stint on Law and Order: SVU:

    “That was humiliating,” the actress recalls. “Having worked with the finest people in the industry, I was like, ‘Wow, I’m really at the back of the line here. I’m wearing L’eggs panty hose, and in makeup they start out by putting this white primer on my face.’ I’m like, ‘This is so bad. What did I do to deserve this?’ “

    Soon after though, Stone decided to “shut the f*** up and do the job.” She’s now making a comeback of sorts, starring in and executive producing TNT’s Agent X, in which she plays the Vice President of the United States.

    The entire profile is chock full of Stone’s trademark bluntness, and is worth a read. The artful nudes are also worth a look, of course.


  13. Sharon Stone Dons Black Hat For ‘Running Wild’:

    Sharon Stone is set to star in Running Wild, a drama from ESX Entertainment, the newly launched outfit from Lucas Oil head Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar. Alex Ranarivelo is directing the film, from a script by Christina Moore and Brian Rudnick. Principal photography begins this week in Napa, CA. The pic centers on Stella Davis, a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that wandered on to her property. She must fight prejudice, greed, bureaucracy and vanity –- including her own –- to finally understand that there is no better remedy to misfortune than helping another living creature. Stone will play the baddie role of Meredith.


  14. I couldn’t think of another actress that worked with Wes Craven that’s on this site (I looked at the list, but maybe I missed a name), but I just wanted to interject my thoughts on his passing. I have to say, I was surprised to hear he passed from brain cancer, which isn’t a disease that happens overnight. Anyway, my two favorite films of his were “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (Rooney Mara was great in…oh, I’m just kidding) and “Deadly Friend” (the studio monkeyed with the screenplay too much, so it probably could’ve been better than it is. It really could’ve been a dark love story).


    • Neve Campbell is the one of all the performers covered here who I most associate with Craven.


      • Right on! Swing and a miss for me. Though as the story goes, Mimi craven and Sharon Stone had an affair, which supposedly contributed to the divorce between Wes & Mimi Craven. But yeah, definitely Neve Campbell and the “Scream” franchise, not Wes Craven with Sharon Stone in a bit part in the obscure “Deadly Blessing”:-)


        • Sharon Stone flirts with lesbianism:

          Hollywood beauty Sharon Stone is sick of men who “act like women” and says she would rather be romanced by a “masculine” lady.

          Sharon – who famously played a bisexual serial killer in ‘Basic Instinct’ – said: “Everybody is bisexual to an extent. Now men act like women and it is difficult to have a relationship because I like men in that old-fashioned way. I like masculinity and, in truth, only women do that now.

          “If you go on a date with a woman they call and say, ‘I’m going to pick you up at seven.’ They take you somewhere great and you can dress like a chick.”
          Sharon, 49, also claims she is a big fan of “lesbian sports”.

          She revealed: “I like fishing and golf. I like the boring sports. I also like baseball. I just like a lot of the lesbian sports, I have to say. I’m a little heavy on the loafers – it’s true, if you think about it. I can hit an 80-mile-an-hour hardball.”

          In 2006, Sharon revealed lesbian sex scenes had been cut from her movie ‘Basic Instinct 2’ because they were “too hot”.

          She said: “We shot a menage a trois scene and the girl was really beautiful and hot, this amazing French actress and the ratings board made us take it out. I guess it was too hot.”


        • That’s funny, since I was thinking of putting in my comment the thought that maybe her Catherine Tramell character was semi-autobiographical.


        • That’s something I will have to look into when I update this article.


    • RIP Wes Craven. Your movies brought me hours of entertainment. You will be missed.


  15. Stone is #1 on WatchMojo’s Top 10 Actresses That Have Appeared Nude in Movies


  16. Steven Soderbergh’s HBO movie starring Sharon Stone may let viewers decide the ending via app:

    The mysterious project, titled Mosaic, will be filmed with multiple endings, according to EW, and viewers will get to pick an ending via an app. HBO, which hasn’t confirmed the app twist, says the movie “will require a new Emmy category, and we will be the only eligible nominee.”


  17. Category: This Sucks So Bad … Created on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:58 Written by George Rother

    The tile Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold should be a dead giveaway as to what movie Cannon Films is ripping off this time. Well, the whole movie is a complete rip-off! What an unbelievable piece of crap this is! Compared to this dreary sequel, King Solomon’s Mines looks like Treasure of the Sierra Madre. At least you could laugh at the 1985 original; this one is just plain bad. What really gets my goat about Lost City of Gold is that I made a special effort to see it at the movies. The area theater showing it wasn’t holding it over for a second week and I didn’t want to miss it. I went to see it on its final night while I was sick with some kind of bug. Within ten minutes, I understood why it was leaving after one week. Rarely does a movie this bad see the inside of theaters these days, but back in the dark ages that was the 80s, crap like this regularly made it to theaters. I have no information regarding this film’s budget, but I can presume two things: 1) it wasn’t very much and 2) it didn’t turn a profit. I don’t know what the studio spent on the marketing either. I mention this because I noticed that people refer to the main character as “QUARTERmain” and his name is spelled “QUATERmain” in the ads and in the credits. Wouldn’t that be pronounced “quay-ter-main” as spelled? Where’s the missing “R”? It doesn’t really matter because that’s not the only thing missing from Lost City of Gold.

    What about a decent script? What about any sense of excitement or fun? What about a convincing hero and heroine? Anything that could have made Lost City of Gold entertaining is MIA. What’s left is a drab and dreary grade-Z action/adventure that won’t even please the least demanding viewer.

    This one picks up shortly after the events of the first movie. Allan Q. (Chamberlain, The Thorn Birds) and fiancee Jesse (Stone, Basic Instinct) currently reside in colonial Africa but plan to leave for America soon in order to get married. Naturally, Quatermain is hesitant to make that plunge and finds the perfect excuse to stall when he learns that his brother Robeson (Rabbett) went missing while searching for the legendary lost city of gold. He wants to go look for him and Jesse takes that as a sign that he really doesn’t want to get married at all. She gets pissed off and leaves to catch the ship bound for the US. As expected, she has second thoughts and returns to join her man on his quest. Quatermain and his future wife are joined on their expedition by a fearless axe-wielding warrior named Umslopagaas (Jones, Conan the Barbarian) and a corrupt holy man named Swarma (Donner, Mork & Mindy). Oh great, just we need, more offensive stereotypes! Quatermain and company make their way through many dangers, toils and snares in the jungle before finally reaching their destination. What they find is a city made almost entirely of gold whose inhabitants appear to live in peace and harmony. Well, not everybody is friendly. Certainly not the evil High Priest Agon (Silva, Sharky’s Machine) who serves as ruler. There are also two queens (Chamberlain is NOT one of them!)- Sorais (Peterson aka TV’s Elvira) is bad and Nyleptha (Marson) is good. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Quatermain’s brother is there too and he couldn’t be happier. It all comes down to our heroes rallying the inhabitants to rise up and defeat Agon and his army with weapons made of gold. Believe me, it’s NOT as thrilling as it sounds.

    It never fails to astound me when a studio releases a picture that they know damn well is a piece of crap. It shows a great deal of contempt for the audience on their part. I realize that nobody ever expected Lost City of Gold to be fine cinema, but couldn’t they have at least tried to make it fun like its predecessor? I mean, how hard would that have been? They shot both movies AT THE SAME TIME! And it’s not like they had a bad director calling the shots. Gary Nelson also helmed the original Freaky Friday, The Black Hole and Jimmy the Kid (a true guilty pleasure!). He and everybody else really dropped the ball in a big way with Lost City of Gold. I absolutely loathe this movie! Chamberlain and Stone are even worse this time around. Is there such a thing as “negative chemistry”? It’s certainly less than the zero chemistry they had in King Solomon’s Mines. Silva gives his usual scenery-chewing performance, but it doesn’t add anything to the dreadful proceedings. As for Mr. Jones, I am ashamed of him. Why would such a dignified actor agree to appear in a movie this bad in such an offensive role? All of the acting is horrendous. The cinematography is ugly. The special effects are extremely cheesy. The dialogue is terrible. The picture is a tremendous bore. It’s not even funny or entertaining by accident. It’s so bad that it will leave the viewer with a nagging headache. I wasn’t feeling well when I went in and Lost City of Gold did nothing to aid in a speedy recovery. I’m well aware that I should have stayed home and rested, but my addiction to movies knows no bounds. Yes, I will watch anything and nothing short of WWIII will prevent me from seeing any given movie. However, a movie as horrible as Lost City of Gold makes me think that I should seek the help of a support group. Is there such a thing as MA (Movies Anonymous)?


  18. Re: actors who ruined there own careers?

    Basic Instinct didn’t launch Sharon Stone’s career, but it catapulted her to the next level. Stone gambled that, by showing everything (although she claims the infamous crotch shot was filmed without her “consent”), she’d end up on the fast track. It worked. Stone became a hot commodity, although it’s worth noting that only the films in which she had nude scenes met with box office success. Her ability as an actress became eclipsed by her physical attributes.


    • 15 Difficult Actors That Nobody Wants To Work With


      Actress, model, and sex symbol, Sharon Stone made her mark in the 1990s, being featured in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall and Basic Instinct. This latter film brought her much attention and recognition, and she’d later be seen in Martin Scorsese’s Casino (which netted her an Academy Award nomination). Her work in the 2000s and 2010s has varied from mainstream flops (Catwoman) to more independent but better regarded films (Broken Flowers), as well as the upcoming The Disaster Artist.

      However, Stone does have a bit of a reputation for being demanding. A minor example, but one of the big reasons a sequel to Basic Instinct took so long to get off the ground, was because Stone had disputes with studio execs with regards to its sexual content. A more recent and somewhat infamous example comes from her time on the set of the Italian film A Golden Boy, where she reportedly would go off shopping with the production credit card.


  19. Sharon Stone to play a Hollywood agent in The Disaster Room


  20. 15 Movie Stars Who Peaked in the ’90s


    Typically cast as the meek ingenue or the woeful housewife in the ’80s, it took a villainous turn in Total Recall (1990) to solidify Sharon Stone as a flirtatious force of nature. The film’s director, Paul Verhoeven, took note and expanded upon this image with Basic Instinct (1992), casting Stone as a manipulative murder suspect that made her the hottest thing in Hollywood. Forever remembered as the bisexual flirt who bewitched Michael Douglas, the actress’ unflinching portrayal became the stuff of leg-crossing legend. Award-worthy acclaim soon followed through Martin Scorsese’s Casino (1995), showcasing dramatic chops that only added to leading roles in The Quick & The Dead (1995) and The Mighty (1998).

    Unfortunately, being a sex symbol has a shelf life, and diminishing offers coupled with ill-fated choices like Cold Creek Manor (2003) and Catwoman (2004) made matters even worse. By the time Stone copped a Golden Raspberry nom for Basic Instinct 2 (2006), the fall from grace was all but complete. A definite shame, but given how unsexy Instinct 2 turned out, fans would be far better off sticking to the glory days.


    • 15 Actors Who Desperately Need A Hit

      Sharon Stone

      Almost immediately after Sharon Stone was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for 1995’s Casino, her career fell off a cliff from which it’s never really recovered.

      The only remote box office hit she’s had since is Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers, a far cry from her string of commercial smashes in the 1990s, namely Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Sliver, The Specialist and Casino, which collectively grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

      Stone’s career downturn is more indicative of the difficult place in Hollywood for middle-aged women, considering that Stone’s a terrific actress and has taken care of herself looks-wise.

      With rumors swirling that she may appear in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, she’d almost definitely end up with the biggest box office hit of her career to date. Here’s to hoping.


  21. Sharon Stone Cancels Movie Shoot in Mississippi Over ‘Anti-LGBT’ Religious Freedom Law

    Sharon Stone has canceled plans to shoot a short film in Mississippi to protest the state’s recent passage of its “anti-LGBT” religious liberty bill.


  22. 9 Iconic Movie Characters Who Appeared Outside Their Franchises

    Catherine Tramell – Last Action Hero

    Sharon Stone became a modern day femme fatale thanks to Basic Instinct, which also featured the most famous leg crossing scene in the history of cinema. The legacy of the character was somewhat tainted by the daffy sequel over a decade later, but this role will always remain her most famous.

    A year after Basic Instinct the character made a genuine blink and you’ll miss it appearance in Arnie’s action parody Last Action Hero, where she can be seen lighting up a cigarette outside a police station. She can’t actually be seen smoking it though; the movie was PG-13.

    This little appearance was used to underline the “reality” of the movie, where characters from just about every genre can cross over and meet with each other. In fact, just a moment later Robert Patrick’s T-1000 can be seen exiting the same police station.

    Speaking of which…


  23. Sharon Stone Teases a ‘Wee Part’ in an Upcoming Marvel Movie

    Sharon Stone teases a small role in an upcoming Marvel movie, though the actress doesn’t name the film and remains vague on specifics.


  24. Sharon Stone and Lindsay Lohan on WatchMojo’s Top 10 Celebrity Comeback Fails


    • I got sick of Limp Bizkit pretty quick, shortly after their cover of George Michaels’ “Faith” (I liked it, but my interest in them was already fading). I don’t know, Fred Durst just rubbed me the wrong way. I’d rather listen to Goldfinger or Timbuk3.


  25. Sharon Stone interviewed by CNN’s “Richard Quest”


  26. Sharon Stone — My Alleged Stalker’s Hitting Me Up For Guns & Diamonds


  27. The problem was that Stone already looked 35 in “Basic Instinct”.


    • Yeah, she was a late bloomer (she plays “Basic Instinct” at 25, things are different), sex appeal was her calling card (even in the 1980’s), and she wasn’t taken seriously for her acting (kind of a shame there, since I thought she was always pretty good) and this = Sharon Stone. Hollywood should embrace her though, since it seems she’s a real deal Hollywood flake (I mean that in a good way). Heck, she’s like the Prom Queen of Hollywood flakes.


      • “Actressy” actresses–actressy-actresses

        A reporter from the NY Times once called Sharon Stone an “actressy actress” when she met her for an interview and it wasn’t a compliment. Some director was talking about Meryl Streep and rolled his eyes and said, “That’s Streep being Streep,” which sounded like the same thing. Who else is actressy every moment of the day?
        —Anonymous (323 views)

        22 replies 17 hours ago


      • Career bombed because she was born in the wrong era

        Sharon Stone always seemed to me to be a throwback to the cool, calm and sophisticated blonde starlet of the 1950s and ’60s (think: Grace Kelly, Janet Leigh, Faye Dunaway or Kim Novak). I think that if she had been working back then, she would’ve had a decent career appearing as the love interest in capers opposite leading men like Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.

        But she emerged in the late 1980s and unfortunately, this was the era where if an actress was seen as a sexpot, the only thing she was good for was appearing in nude and graphic sex scenes. I think this is why her career pretty much bombed in the 1990s. She was born in the wrong era.

        Wed May 18 2016 11:04:06

        I agree that she has a classical beauty, like this perfect blonde type of actress, but Basic Instinct basically launched her career and without it she wouldn’t even be on the map. When she starred in basic instinct she was already 32 which gave her a really late start and she could only play the sex god for so long..Plus her one-dimensional acting didn’t help her at all she was only good at playing mysterious, grumpy whores and not any other roles, like she was plain horrible in Sliver, Specialist and Intersection with Richard Gere..Her one-dimensional acting didn’t help her much either plus she had a personality issue working with multiple directors..

        But I agree, she had this goddess vibe, like Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, or Kim Basinger, but all of them had a much better career than hers ’cause they are more versatile..


        • Is The Erotic Thriller Dead?

          First, fewer actresses market themselves as femmes fatales in this century, and every erotic thriller needs one. This isn’t to suggest there aren’t any: Jennifer Lawrence took a stab at it in Serena, and Anne Hathaway’s Hitchockian turn in The Dark Knight Rises proves she has the chops for it. But it seems like contemporary leading actresses would rather establish themselves as action superstars, strong leaders, or comic dazzlers than as seductresses. No one’s aiming to capture the world’s attention the way Kathleen Turner did with her debut in Body Heat, or Linda Fiorentino with her starmaking turn in The Last Seduction. Frankly, this isn’t a bad thing–the very idea of the “femme fatale” is a bit dated–but it means fewer starlets to cast.


    • She made the most out of her short career as a star, which only lasted about 6 years. She was very prolific and took every mainstream movie she could get until no more were offered. Beautiful Joe was her first post Basic Instinct movie not to have a theatrical release. After that she took a break since she didn’t have much to lose.


    • Sharon Stone in that regard, was kind of like Rene Russo. What I mean is that like Sharon, it’s safe to say that Rene Russo was also a “late bloomer” type of actress. Russo didn’t start making movies until she was 35. The only difference is that it’s kind of debate ether or not Rene Russo during her prime was ever truly A-list (“Buddy” was the only movie that she did in which she was unquestionably “the star”) or just a “star by association”/fixture/glorified supporting actress.


      • I suppose Rene Russo was never A-list, but I still feel she maybe didn’t get enough due for being a strong performer.


      • Russo made good choices in her career. A star? I wouldn’t go that far. But she was well known. Comparable to Angie Dickinson during the 60s when Dickinson was popping up in a lot of studio films as a supporting actress or second lead (with the occasional nondescript starring role here and there.)

        Someone else here said Stone’s biggest problem was that she looked the age she was, and I agree. There’s even a line in Sliver where she says “I’m 35, not 25!” She was only five years older than Billy Baldwin, but the script alludes to their age gap.

        In contrast, when Kim Basinger was mid to late 30s, she could pass herself off as a “girl” in movies like Blind Date and The Marrying Man. If she was a few years older than her leading man, which she often was, no one seemed to notice. They certainly didn’t mention it.

        Stone was always a “woman”, never a girl, if you get what I mean. It has nothing to do with aging, just the type of face she has. Like, no one would ever describe her as “waif-like.”


  28. Will We Ever See Another “Basic Instinct” (not a remake)?

    Thinking back to 1992 when this movie was released, there are a lot of aspects to this studio movie you never see anymore when it comes to erotic thrillers.

    -A list talent and Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas in the lead.

    -Auteur director Paul Verhoeven given a lot of creative control.

    -Graphic sex, violence, nudity, and homosexuality (not graphic, but pretty in your face with its presentation) .

    -A pretty large budget considering the content ($49 million, which probably approaches $100 million today).

    -An original screenplay not based on a pre-existing property.

    Please don’t point to the “50 Shades” movies, it’s a pre-existing property, and their content does not come close to Basic Instinct in terms of risque material.


    • The life and death of the American erotic thriller

      Paul Verhoeven’s sleazy but sexy whodunnit “Basic Instinct” took the erotic thriller downmarket in 1992 but became one of the biggest hits of the decade, grossing $353 million worldwide.

      The movie — about a novelist who stabs her victims with an ice pick while engaged in acrobatic sex acts — famously featured an interrogation scene in which Sharon Stone crosses and uncrosses her legs to reveal she isn’t wearing any underwear.

      “If ‘Fatal Attraction’ was the erotic thriller genre’s ‘Jaws,’ then ‘Basic Instinct’ was its ‘Star Wars,’” writes Ryan Lambie of the film reviews website Den of Geek.

      Conservative values

      The film led an upsurge of erotic thrillers, with cult hit “Poison Ivy,” Stone’s next film “Sliver,” Madonna’s “Body of Evidence” and “Disclosure,” all cashing in on the public’s appetite for sex and death.

      But a succession of lower quality erotic thrillers bombed at the box office as apathy for the genre set in.

      In 1996, Wes Craven’s smart, self-referential slasher movie “Scream” opened the floodgates for a slew of ironic, postmodern thrillers, often with big stars but almost no nudity.

      Audiences had come to expect more from their serial killers than bodice-ripping bonking by the time the much delayed critical and box office disaster “Basic Instinct 2” came out in 2006.

      Some analysts have blamed the rise of internet pornography for stripping erotic thrillers of their mystique while others claim a resurgence in conservative values following the election of US President George W Bush in 2001 finished off the genre.

      Shawn Robbins, a senior analyst at, believes the erotic thriller died out simply because the world moved on, as it always does.

      “I think this is largely due to a cyclical shift in cultural tastes, especially among thriller and horror fans,” he told AFP.

      “Certain genres tend to follow — or set — trends for a certain era, and in recent years those have gravitated toward more supernatural and psychological scare tactics.”/rga



    At this point in her charity work, she has done so many events that the former flash in the pan from the flash of her legs A+ lister now says the same speech and just changes the disease and the name. She also likes the checks to be in five figures. Sharon Stone


  30. Actors who are banned from China

    Sharon Stone

    Sharon Stone was talking to the press at the 2008 Cannes Film festival when she started making comments about the deadly Sichuan Earthquake of that year. These weren’t nice comments about helping with the disaster. Instead, she shared her belief that the earthquake was the result of bad karma built up by the Chinese for oppressing the Dalai Lama. Bad move. 

    The earthquake wasn’t just some minor thing that did a bit of damage, it killed close to 90,000 people. And there was Stone, talking about how it was probably cosmic retribution. That’s shockingly insensitive. Even if she believed that the Chinese had treated the Dalai Lama wrong, that is definitely not an excuse to write off 90,000 deaths as cosmic revenge. 

    In a move that surprised no one except probably Stone herself, the Chinese got mad and banned all of her movies from China. Oddly, it looks like they didn’t ban Stone herself, but at this point she might as well have been. Nobody in China who recognizes her will be very nice, even though she says she is sorry for the comments.


  31. Sharon Stone pens heartfelt response to old Madonna letter calling her “mediocre”


  32. Stone wouldn’t become a star in the modern world because a film like “Basic Instinct” would never be made today. The Internet and TV porn channels have killed off sex in movies.


  33. “Basic Instinct” is definitely the most stupid film ever made. The police would have used DNA to prove Catherine was having sex with Johnny Boz when he was murdered. Anyway Michael Douglas was far too old to play Nick.


  34. Sharon Stone Basic Instinct screen test

    Paul Verhoeven supposedly hired her after noticing her ability to turn it on/off, hot to cold, in a second, in ‘Total Recall’. Watch this.


    reply 66 hours ago

    Sharon is and was gorgeous but I’d say that Grace Kelly was in a different category. Sharon is the beautiful dream girl next door while Grace was an untouchable angel.

    Peak Charlize is right up there with peak Sharon.


    reply 8 6 hours ago

    Say what you will about Sharon but she was amazing in Basic Instinct. Sexy, funny, icy, bitchy, confident, dangerous. I love everything about her performance and that is an awesome screen test. You can even tell Verhoeven is bewitched by her. She owned that movie. Elizabeth Berkley probably thought Showgirls was going to give her the same stardom Basic Instinct gave Stone, but Berkley took the role too seriously, whereas Stone had a lot of fun in the role.

    I’m a little surprised Stone had to audition for Verhoeven considering they had just worked together on Total Recall but it was a sought-after part in Hollywood. But nobody could have played it better than Stone.


    reply 10 5 hours ago

    The Catherine character in BI is tough and smart so the audience likes her. The Nomi character in Showgirls is an aggressive idiot so the audience either laughs at her or dismisses her.


    reply 12 5 hours ago


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