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


Actor (65)

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)

The Simpsons 1998, 2002 (Tv Show)


Bless the Child 2000 (Movie)

Maggie O'Connor (Actor)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

Kuki Gallmann (Actor)

Panic 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Inside the Actors Studio 1999 (Tv Show)


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


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


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


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


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


L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

Lynn Bracken (Actor)

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


Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


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)


Dangerous Game of Fame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

Heather Evans (Actor)

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


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


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


The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

Vicki Anderson (Actor)

Batman 1989 (Movie)

Vicki Vale (Actor)

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


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)


Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)


Hard Country 1981 (Movie)

Jodie Lynn Palmer (Actor)

Mother Lode 1981 (Movie)

Andrea Spalding (Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Dog and Cat 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)


Dog and Cat (TV Show)


The Ghost of Flight 401 (TV Show)


The Mermaid Chair (TV Show)

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)


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.


Prince Actor

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

Eminem Actor

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

Alec Baldwin Actor

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

Born Oct. 23, 1995; father, Alec Baldwin

Ireland Baldwin Actor


Donald Basinger

Landed in Normandy on D-Day

Ann Basinger

Appeared with daughter in a Breck print advertisement

Mick Basinger


Skip Basinger


Ashley Basinger


Barbara Basinger


Richard Gere Actor

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

Jon Peters Actor

Dated in 1980s No longer together

Dale Robinette

Dated in mid-1970s No longer together

Ron Snyder-Britton Actor

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


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



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


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


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


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


Starred in the thriller "Cellular"


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


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


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


Portrayed conservationist Kuki Gallmann in "I Dreamed of Africa"


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


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


Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Re-teamed with Gere for "Final Analysis"


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


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


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


First screen pairing with Richard Gere in "No Mercy"


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


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


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


Made feature acting debut in "Hard Country"


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


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


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)


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


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


At age 16, won the Athens Junior Miss contest


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


"I became an actress in my own eyes in '9 1/2 Weeks.' I did what I wanted to do emotionally. I built myself up and tore myself down so many times that I was electrically disturbed after it was over; marbles were rolling off the table." - Basinger in Premiere magazine, September 1989


"You know what's funny? After all the years I've been in Hollywood, I still don't know a lot of the directors and producers who are working today. I've never met them. I'm not a real social person, I'm shy and a lot of the business is just social. It really is. I don't think it's a bad game. But early on I didn't know there was a game. I know now." - Basinger quoted in Interview magazine, December 1994


"I'm extremely competitive with myself. But I'm not actively competitive with other women in the business. Which may have been a mistake. I've never had someone in my life, agent or otherwise, fighting for me." - Basinger quoted in Movieline magazine, January/February 1994


"Kim could understand this part like few other actresses," he says. "She knows all too well that having a glamorous, erotic image can be an asset and a liability. It sometimes hides the real person behind the gorgeous facade. Before you meet her, you think, 'She's Kim Basinger! She's this goddess!' Then you realize she's very different from that Hollywood glamour-puss. She's tomboyish, she's slightly awkward, she clomps around in her heels. The reality is that the woman you see on screen isn't her." - Curtis Hanson, director of "L.A. Confidential" to Entertainment Weekly Oct. 3, 1997


"(In) my life, I've been so attracted to the Harold And Maude aspect of living, you know, as opposed to your norm. Normal is sooooo boring. I like to spice it up a little myself." - Basinger to Bruce Kirkland of the Toronto Sun, July 11, 2004


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


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)