Athens, Georgia, United States
Claim to Fame
Nine 1/2 Weeks
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Athens High School, Athens, Georgia, USA (1971)
Full Name at Birth
Kimila Ann Basinger
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Actress, Singer, Former model, Producer
My Fair Lady (1964)
Blue, Green, Red
Donald Wade Basinger
Mick Basinger, Skip Basinger
Ashley Basinger, Barbara Basinger
Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American actress and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the early to mid-1970s, Basinger moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career on television in 1976. She starred in two canceled series as well as several made-for-TV films, including a remake of From Here to Eternity (1979), before making her feature debut in the 1981 drama Hard Country. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn Bracken in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential.
1969–1975 (model) 1976–present (actress)
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Kim Basinger was born December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children. Both her parents had been in entertainment, her dad had played big-band jazz, and her mother had performed water ballet in several Esther Williams movies. Kim was introspective, from her father's side. As a schoolgirl, she was very shy. To help her overcome this, her parents had Kim study ballet from an early age. By the time she reached sweet sixteen, the once-shy Kim entered the Athens Junior Miss contest. From there, she went on to win the Junior Miss Georgia title and traveled to New York to compete in the national Junior Miss pageant. Kim, who had blossomed to a 5' 7" beauty, was offered a contract on the spot with the Ford Modeling Agency. At the age of 20, Kim was a top model, commanding $1,000 a day. Throughout the early 1970s, she appeared on dozens of magazine covers and in hundreds of ads, most notably as the Breck girl. Kim took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse, performed in various Greenwich Village clubs, and sang under the stage name Chelsea. Kim moved to Los Angeles in 1976, ready to conquer Hollywood. Kim broke into television doing episodes of such hit series as Charlie's Angels (1976). In 1980, she married Ron Snyder (they divorced in 1989). In movies, she had roles like being a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again (1983) and playing a small-town Texas beauty in Nadine (1987). Her biggest success was in the role of photojournalist Vicki Vale in the blockbuster hit Batman (1989). This took her to a career high.
With perhaps too much disposable income, Kim headed up an investment group that purchased the entire town of Braselton, in her native Georgia, for $20 million (she would later have to sell it). In 1993, Kim married Alec Baldwin, and in 1995 they had a daughter, Ireland Eliesse. Kim took some time off to stay at home with her child. Kim, who loves animals and is a strict vegetarian, devoted energy to animal rights issues and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), even posing for some ads. In 1997, Kim gave an Oscar-winning performance in the film noir classic L.A. Confidential (1997). Kim's salary for I Dreamed of Africa (2000) was $5,000,000, putting her firmly in the category of big-name movie star. And no doubt there are still many great things ahead, in the career of cover girl turned Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger.
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Paradigm Talent Agency
(1971) TV commercial: National Airlines, (1997) TV commercial: Peugeot autos, (1972) TV commercial: Bright Side shampoo, (2003) TV commercial: Diet Pepsi, TV commercial (voiceover): Nestle's Drumsticks ice cream, TV commercial (voiceover): Merrill Lynch stockbrokers, (1978) TV commercial: Body on Tap shampoo, (1969) Print ads: Breck shampoo, (1993) TV commercial (Spain only): "Freixenet" cava, (2007) Print and online ads: Baume & Mercier watches, (1992) TV commercial: Golden Lady pantyhose, (2009) TV commercial: DirecTV, Anti-fur advertisements by PETA
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Who is she dating right now?
Kim Basinger is currently single. Her last relationship was when Kim Basinger was married to Alec Baldwin from 19th August, 1993 to February, 2002.
Kim Basinger was previously married to Alec Baldwin (1990 - 2002) and Ron Snyder (1979 - 1989).
She has also been in relationships with Prince (1989), Jon Peters (1988 - 1989), Dale Robinette and Joe Namath.
Kim Basinger is rumoured to have hooked up with Richard Gere (1986).
Kim Basinger has a daughter named Ireland Eliesse, age 20.
Kim Basinger is a 62 year old American Actress. Born Kimila Ann Basinger on 8th December, 1953 in Athens, Georgia, United States and educated at Athens High School, Athens, Georgia, USA (1971), she is famous for Nine 1/2 Weeks in a career that spans 1969–1975 (model) 1976–present (actress). Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Kim Basinger has been in 19 on-screen matchups, notably with Alec Baldwin in The Marrying Man (1991), Burt Reynolds in The Man Who Loved Women (1983), Jan-Michael Vincent in Hard Country (1981), John Larroquette in Blind Date (1987) and Bruce Willis in Blind Date (1987).
Kim Basinger is a member of the following lists:
Female models from Georgia (U. S. state),
Actresses from Georgia (U. S. state) and
21st-century American actresses.
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