Kim Basinger

Actress, Singer, Model
Kim Basinger started her big screen career in a series of roles as blonde arm candy, but eventually acted her way out of that status with an Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning performance in Curtis Hanson's neo-noir ... Read more »
Born: 12/08/1953 in Athens, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

The Nice Guys 2016 (Movie)

Judith Kuttner (Actor)

Black November 2015 (Movie)

Kristy Maine (Actor)

The 11th Hour 2015 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

4 Minute Mile 2014 (Movie)

Claire Jacobs (Actor)

Third Person 2014 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Grudge Match 2013 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Charlie St. Cloud 2010 (Movie)

Claire St. Cloud (Actor)

The Burning Plain 2009 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

The Informers 2009 (Movie)

Laura Sloan (Actor)

While She Was Out 2008 (Movie)

Della (Actor)

Even Money 2007 (Movie)

Carolyn Carver (Actor)

The Sentinel 2006 (Movie)

1st Lady Sarah Ballentine (Actor)

Elvis Has Left the Building 2005 (Movie)

Harmony (Actor)

Cellular 2004 (Movie)

Jessica Martin (Actor)

The Door in the Floor 2004 (Movie)

Marion Cole (Actor)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

Victoria Gray (Actor)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

Bless the Child 2000 (Movie)

Maggie O'Connor (Actor)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

Kuki Gallmann (Actor)

Panic 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (03/23/98) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

Lynn Bracken (Actor)

Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

Kitty Potter--TV Reporter (Actor)

The Getaway 1994 (Movie)

Carol McCoy (Actor)

The Real Mccoy 1993 (Movie)

Karen McCoy (Actor)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

Honey Hornee (Actor)

Cool World 1992 (Movie)

Holli Would (Actor)

Dame Edna's Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Game of Fame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

Heather Evans (Actor)

MTV's 10th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

Vicki Anderson (Actor)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

Vicki Vale (Actor)

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

My Stepmother Is An Alien 1988 (Movie)

Celeste (Actor)

Blind Date 1987 (Movie)

Nadia Gates (Actor)

Nadine 1987 (Movie)

Nadine Hightower (Actor)

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

No Mercy 1986 (Movie)

Michel Duval (Actor)

Fool For Love 1985 (Movie)

May (Actor)

The Natural 1984 (Movie)

Memo Paris (Actor)

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

Domino Petachi (Actor)

The Man Who Loved Women 1983 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Killjoy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Country 1981 (Movie)

Jodie Lynn Palmer (Actor)

Mother Lode 1981 (Movie)

Andrea Spalding (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Dog and Cat 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Dog and Cat (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mermaid Chair (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

("Let's Do It" "'Murder' He Says" "Why Can't You Behave" "Honeysuckle Rose" "Satisfy My Soul" "Love is the Thing") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

While She Was Out 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Kim Basinger started her big screen career in a series of roles as blonde arm candy, but eventually acted her way out of that status with an Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning performance in Curtis Hanson's neo-noir crime drama, "L. A. Confidential" (1997). It was a cruel twist of fate that the leggy bombshell was born shy and panic-stricken over being the center of attention, but she managed to build a steady career out of fighting her fears; first as a model and then as an actress. While often cast for her ethereal beauty, the root of Basinger's real gift was the ever-present internal struggle, which imbued even her most extroverted characters with a gentle vulnerability. Basinger weathered a storm of unflattering publicity surrounding her marriage and acrimonious divorce from loose cannon Alec Baldwin, but settled into a respectable middle-aged film career that offered well-crafted characterizations of increasingly interesting and complex women.

Relationships

Prince Actor

Companion
Met when he sang title song for "Batman" (1989), in which she co-starred No longer together

Eminem Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated while filming "8 Mile" (2002); both denied rumor

Alec Baldwin Actor

Husband
Met when they played lovers in "The Marrying Man" (1991) Married Aug. 19, 1993 Separated December 2000 Filed for divorce January 2001 Divorced Sept. 3, 2002; went through a long drawn out and very public custody battle over daughter Ireland

Ireland Baldwin

Daughter
Born Oct. 23, 1995; father, Alec Baldwin

Ireland Baldwin Actor

Daughter

Donald Basinger

Father
Landed in Normandy on D-Day

Ann Basinger

Mother
Appeared with daughter in a Breck print advertisement

Mick Basinger

Brother
Older

Skip Basinger

Brother
Older

Ashley Basinger

Sister
Younger

Barbara Basinger

Sister
Younger

Richard Gere Actor

Companion
Appeared together in "No Mercy" (1986) and "Final Analysis" (1992) Reportedly had affair

Jon Peters Executive Producer

Companion
Dated in 1980s No longer together

Dale Robinette

Companion
Dated in mid-1970s No longer together

Ron Snyder-Britton Makeup Artist

Companion
Met on film set of "Hard Country" (1981) Married Oct. 12, 1980 Divorced Dec. 16, 1989

EDUCATION

Athens High School

Athens , Georgia 1971
Was a cheerleader

University of Georgia

Athens , Georgia 1972
Attended briefly, but dropped out to pursue modeling career

The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Milestones

2010

Appeared opposite Zac Efron in "Charlie St. Cloud," about a young man (Efron) coming to terms with the death of his younger brother

2009

Joined an ensemble cast for "The Informers"; based on a collection of short stories by Bret Easton Ellis

2007

Co-starred in Mark Rydell's "Even Money," a series of intertwining stories on how gambling and drugs destroy people's lives

2006

Starred opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the thriller, "The Sentinel"

2004

Starred in the thriller "Cellular"

2004

Starred opposite Jeff Bridges in "The Door in the Floor"

2003

Co-starred with Al Pacino in "People I Know"

2002

Re-teamed with director Curtis Hanson to play the drug-addled mother of an aspiring rap singer (played by Eminem) in "8 Mile"

2000

Portrayed conservationist Kuki Gallmann in "I Dreamed of Africa"

1997

Returned to features to play a call girl made to look like Veronica Lake in Curtis Hanson's "L.A. Confidential"

1994

Played fashion reporter Kitty Potter in Altman's "Prêt-à-Porter"

1992

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1992

Re-teamed with Gere for "Final Analysis"

1990

Co-starred with future husband Alec Baldwin, playing lovers in "The Marrying Man"

1989

Replaced the injured Sean Young in the role of Vicki Vale, love interest to "Batman"

1986

Starred opposite Mickey Rourke in the erotic "9 1/2 Weeks"

1986

First screen pairing with Richard Gere in "No Mercy"

1985

First screen collaboration with Robert Altman, "Fool for Love"

1983

Posed nude for Playboy magazine to promote her role in the Bond film

1983

Had breakout role playing Bond girl, Domino Petachi in "Never Say Never Again" opposite Sean Connery

1981

Made feature acting debut in "Hard Country"

1979

Cast as Lorene Rogers in the NBC miniseries adaptation of "From Here to Eternity"; reprised role for a short-lived spin-off the following year

1978

Played the title role in the NBC TV-movie, "Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold"

1977

First starring role as J Z Kane in ABC's police drama, "Dog and Cat" (a pilot TV-movie and then a short-lived series)

1976

Made TV debut in an episode of "Starsky and Hutch" (ABC)

1970

Won the national Miss Breck competition and appeared with her mother in an advertisement for the shampoo

1970

At age 16, won the Athens Junior Miss contest

1970

Won the Junior Miss Georgia contest

Signed by Eileen Ford to a modeling contract

Appeared in campaigns for Breck shampoo, Maybelline, Clairol and Revlon

Dropped out of college and moved to NYC to pursue modeling career

Bonus Trivia

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in 1989, With a group of investors bought town of Braselton, GA for $20 million

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1993 Ordered by Los Angeles Superior Court to pay over $8.92 million in damages to Main Line Pictures for breaching an oral contract to perform in the motion picture "Boxing Helena" (March)

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