More Sharon Stone Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Catwoman)Since her starring role in Basic Instinct, the top-grossing film of 1992, Sharon Stone has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading ladies. Stone was most recently seen in the thriller, Cold Creek Manor, opposite Dennis Quaid. She will next be seen in A Different Loyalty opposite Rupert Everett.
Stone received an Academy Award nomination and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in Martin Scorsese's Casino in which she starred opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Set in the world of Las Vegas casinos in the 1970's, the film depicted a story of greed, betrayal and a power struggle that transformed the legendary gaming capital. Later, she starred opposite writer/director Albert Brooks in The Muse. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for this wry comedy that poked fun at Hollywood; it co-starred Andy MacDowell and Jeff Bridges. Stone also co-starred in Simpatico based on Sam Shepard's play of the same name with Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges.
Stone's other film credits include Intersection with Richard Gere, directed by Mark Rydell, and the psychosexual thriller Sliver, directed by Phillip Noyce and co-starring William Baldwin and Tom Berenger. Previously, Stone starred in and served as co-producer in The Quick and the Dead opposite Gene Hackman, directed by Sam Raimi. She also co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the blockbuster action thriller The Specialist.
Born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Stone is the second of four children. Long before she became a commercial model, she demonstrated a driving interest in acting, which she pursued throughout her schooling, studying privately with a drama teacher.
After winning several local beauty pageants and a writing scholarship to Edinboro College where she majored in creative writing and fine arts (with a minor in art history), Stone began a modeling career. She was immediately signed by Eileen Ford in New York and was soon modeling throughout the world.
Before her success in Basic Instinct, Stone garnered attention as the secret agent masquerading as Arnold Schwarzenegger's loving wife in Total Recall, directed by Paul Verhoeven, who also directed Basic Instinct. Her first (albeit fleeting) film appearance was as the blonde goddess glimpsed at by Woody Allen on a passing train in Stardust Memories.
Stone's first major film role was in Irreconcilable Differences, playing the conniving young actress-girlfriend of Ryan O'Neal.
Previously, Stone starred in the gripping prison drama Last Dance, directed by Bruce Beresford, co-starring Rob Morrow and in Sphere with Dustin Hoffman and Samuel L. Jackson, directed by Barry Levinson, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.
Additionally, Stone starred in and executive produced the critically acclaimed The Mighty. Stone received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a mother of a disabled child, played by Kieran Culkin. Harry Dean Stanton and Gena Rowlands co-starred in this film. She also starred in the remake of John Cassavettes' Gloria, directed by Sidney Lumet.
Stone also starred in HBO's critically acclaimed If These Walls Could Talk 2. She starred opposite Ellen DeGeneres, directed by Anne Heche. Stone was most recently seen on the small screen in three episodes of the drama The Practice, in a performance that won her critical acclaim.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Catwoman" (27-Jul-2004)
Biography #3As Gloria, Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Sharon Stone adds another strong character to her impressive list of diverse performances. Gloria is her 30th motion picture.
Last year, she starred opposite Dustin Hoffman in Sphere. This year, she also starred in The Mighty, in which she was particularly pleased to play a mother.
The Pennsylvania-born actress made her first, fleeting-but-memorable film appearance as the blonde goddess glimpsed by Woody Allen from a passing train in Stardust Memories. Her first major role was as Ryan O'Neal's conniving actress-girlfriend in Irreconcilable Differences.
She received invaluable on-the-job training in a unique assortment of movies in which she generally outshone the material: King Solomon's Mines and its sequel, Allan Quartermain And The Lost City Of Gold; Action Jackson in 1988; Above The Law, which marked Steven Seagal's debut; Scissors, her first top billing; the comedy He Said, She Said; John Frankenheimer's Year Of The Gun, a thriller for which she earned excellent reviews as an aggressive photojournalist; and the respected Diary Of A Hitman.
Hot roles in two blockbusters earned the experienced actress overnight sensation status. She gained wide attention as the secret agent masquerading as Arnold Schwarzenegger's loving wife in Total Recall. She then starred with Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct, the top-grossing film of 1991, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for her memorable performance as Catherine Tramell.
She subsequently starred in the psychosexual thriller Sliver, a worldwide boxoffice favorite, and teamed with Richard Gere for Intersection, drawing favorable reviews in a role that marked a departure from audience expectations. She starred as a no-name western gunslinger opposite Gene Hackman in The Quick And The Dead, which she also produced, and joined Sylvester Stallone in another boxoffice smash, The Specialist.
For her performance opposite Robert DeNiro in Martin Scorsese's Casino, Stone received a Golden Globe Award and a 1995 Academy Award® nomination as Best Actress. The film spotlights her as Ginger, a Las Vegas denizen who slowly disintegrates as a mobster's wife.
In 1996, she played a condemned killer in Last Dance and an icy, murderous mistress in Diabolique.