Friday, October 4, 2013
Kim Basinger - 1953
Kim Basinger Film actress, born on December 8, 1953 in Athens, Georgia, USA. She appeared in television commercials and was a top model before making her feature film debut in Hard Country (1981). Other films include Nine Weeks (1986), The Real McCoy (1993), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), 8 Mile (2002), Cellular (2004), and The Sentinel (2006). She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in L.A. Confidential (1997). Kim Basinger's second marriage (1993–2001) was to actor Alec Baldwin and they have a daughter, Ireland Eliesse.Basinger dated and lived with Dale Robinette in the 1970s.On October 12, 1980, Basinger married makeup artist Ron Snyder-Britton (born 1938), who worked on the crew of her film Hard Country (1981). They separated in 1988 and were officially divorced in 1989. He later wrote a memoir in 1998, Longer than Forever, about their time together and her rumored affair with actor Richard Gere, with whom she starred in No Mercy (1986) and Final Analysis (1992).
After the divorce Basinger dated casting director Jon Peters and singer Prince.She met her second husband, Alec Baldwin, in 1990 when they played lovers in The Marrying Man. They married on August 19, 1993, and appeared in the remake of The Getaway (1994). They played themselves in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons (which includes Ron Howard), in which Basinger corrects Homer Simpson on the pronunciation of her last name and polishes her Oscar statuette. Basinger and Baldwin have a daughter, Ireland Eliesse Baldwin (born October 23, 1995), thus connecting her to the well-known Baldwin family. They separated in December 2000 and were officially divorced in February 2002. In the following years, the pair were embroiled in a custody battle over their daughter. In a 2000 interview with Charlie Rose, Basinger confessed to having suffered from agoraphobia in the early 1980s and suffering deep-rooted insecurities. Basinger says that she has a "humorous relationship" with God and a strong faith.