Sharon Stone Biography
As a child, Sharon Stone suffered from a body dysmorphic disorder, where she became very self-conscious of her looks. To fight this disorder, Sharons uncle bribed her with $100 just to enter a local beauty contest in hopes of improving her self-esteem. Since Sharon Stone was attending college then and she needed the money for college, she entered the contest and lost. However, she joined a county contest and won the title of Miss Crawford County in Meadville. One of the judges encouraged Sharon Stone to quit school, move to New York and pursue a modeling career. When her mother heard this, the Stones left Meadville in 1977 and transferred to New Jersey.
Four days after arriving in New Jersey, Sharon Stone was signed by Ford Modeling Agency where she spent several years modeling and appearing in TV commercials for Clairol, Maybelline and Burger King. She decided to quit modeling and pursue an acting career around 1980s. Her first role was in a 1980 Woody Allen movie, Stardust Memories, where Stone played an extra. She then appeared in several other speaking roles, such as Deadly Blessing, Irreconcilable Differences, The Last Picture Show, King Solomons Mines, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold and Above the Law.
It was only in 1990 that Sharon Stone really became famous for her acting when she played alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Total Recall. However, the role that made Stone a star was in the 1992 movie, Basic Instinct. In November of 1995, Sharon Stone received her own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1996, Sharon Stone received a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in her role in Martin Scorseses 1995 movie, Casino. Sharon Stone appeared in the 2004 film Catwoman and the Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction in 2006. Other film credits include Alpha Dog and When a Man Falls in the Forest, both released in 2007.