Sharon Stone Biography
Birth name - Sharon Vonne Stone
Date of birth - March 10, 1958
Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA
Height - 5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Sharon Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania. Her strict father was a factory worker, and her mother was a homemaker. She was the second of four children. At the age of 15, she studied in Saegertown High School, Pennsylvania, and at that same age, entered Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a degree in creative writing and fine arts. She was a very smart girl, became a bookworm, and once was told that a suitable job for her (and her brains) was to become a lawyer. However, her first love was still the black-and-white movies, especially those featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. So, the 17-year-old Sharon got herself into the Miss Pennsylvania beauty contest and won it. From working part-time as a McDonald's counter girl, she worked her way up to become a successful Ford model, both in TV commercials and print ads. Finally, in 1980, she made her debut in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980) as "pretty girl on train". Her first speaking part, though, was in Wes Craven's horror movie, Deadly Blessing (1981). She struggled through many parts in B-movies, notably in King Solomon's Mines (1985), and Action Jackson (1988). She was also married in 1984 to Michael Greenburg, the producer of "MacGyver" (1985), but they divorced two years later. She finally received her big break with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall (1990) and also posed nude for Playboy, a daring move for a 32-year-old actress. But it worked; she accepted a breakthrough role as a sociopath novelist, Catherine Tramell, in Basic Instinct (1992) with Michael Douglas. Her interrogation scene has become a classic in film history and her performance captivated everyone, from MTV viewers, who honored her with Most Desirable Female and Best Female Performance Awards, to a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. After she got famous, she didn't want to be typecast, so she played a victim in Sliver (1993) and, in Intersection (1994), she was the aloof, estranged wife of Richard Gere. These movies didn't "work", so she got herself again into more aggressive roles, such as The Specialist (1994)with Sylvester Stallone and The Quick and the Dead (1995) with Gene Hackman. But it wasn't until she played a beautiful but drug-crazy wife of Robert De Niro in Casino (1995) that she got far more than just fame and fortune--she also received the acknowledgment of the movie industry for her acting ability. She received her first Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. She did a couple of films after wards, teaming up with Isabelle Adjani in Diabolique (1996), and as a woman waiting for her death penalty in Last Dance (1996). In 1998, she married a newspaper editor, Phil Bronstein. She also received her third Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress that year for The Mighty (1998), a film that her company, "Chaos", also co-executive produced. The next year, she entered her first comedic role in The Muse (1999), which starred and was directed by Albert Brooks and gave her another Golden Globe nomination. Sharon Stone, a diva who thoroughly enjoys her hard-won stardom, is now a mother of an adorable baby boy, Roan Joseph.
Phil Bronstein (14 February 1998 - 29 January 2004) (divorced) 1 child
Michael Greenburg (18 August 1984 - 20 January 1987) (divorced)
George Englund Jr. (? - ?) (divorced)
More Interesting Information for Sharon Stone
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History" (#49). 
Sharon and husband Phil Bronstein, a newspaperman, adopted a child they named Roan Joseph Bronstein, born 22 May 2000 in Texas. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was adopted by Stone and Bronstein a week after birth. His first name is Celtic for "seal," and his middle name is a tribute to Stone's father. [July 2000]
Playboy Magazine's "100 Sexiest Stars of the Century," Number 24. 
Entered Pennsylvania's Edinboro University at age 15.
Ranked #77 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Reported to be dating Columbia Pictures production boss, Barry Josephson. [November 1996]
Engaged to producer William J. MacDonald. [1993-1994]
Former "Ford" Model.
Owns her own production company, Chaos.
Lives in Beverly Hills.
Went to school at Saegertown High School, Saegertown, Pennsylvania.
Has a visible scar on her neck that is usually covered by clothing.
Has one older brother, one younger brother, and a younger sister (Kelly Stone).
Auditioned for the Cathy Moriarty role in Raging Bull (1980).
As a teenager worked part-time as a McDonald's countergirl.
One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." 
Is allergic to caffeine.
One of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People" of 1992.
Auditioned for the Glenn Close role in Fatal Attraction (1987).
Auditioned for the Kim Basinger role in Batman (1989).
Auditioned for the Madonna role in Dick Tracy (1990).
Turned down the role in Exit to Eden (1994) that later went to Rosie O'Donnell.
Ex-husband Phil Bronstein is one of the editors of the San Francisco Examiner.
Received a humanitarian award from the Human Rights Campaign, a well-funded organization specializing in gay and lesbian rights, for her role in If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV), in which she plays the lover to Ellen DeGeneres, with whom she wants to raise a child. 
Stone's former housekeeper Socorro Del Carmen Membreno pleaded not guilty to grand theft of $300,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables from Stone's L.A. home two months earlier. [2 March 2000]
As a child, Sharon once said she would become the next Marilyn Monroe.
Sharon was granted a restraining order against Agostino P'omata, who allegedly had made threats of violence against her. [27 March 2001]
Dated Dwight Yoakam in the early 1990s, and was rather famously quoted as saying, "Kissing Dwight is like eating a dirt sandwich."
Suffered a brain aneurysm and was hospitalized for a while. [October 2001]
Sister of actor Michael Stone.
Has one adopted son, Roan Joseph Bronstein, born on 22 May 2000.
Former daughter-in-law of Cloris Leachman and George Englund.
Is a close friend of Jeanne Moreau. Presented a 1998 American Academy of Motion Pictures life tribute to her.
Measurements: 35B-24-35 (as Ford model-1980), 36B-25-35 (self-described in 1993 as wearing a 36B bra), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Spent many long workdays in agony while filming scenes for _Casino (1995)_ . She has back trouble due to an old injury, and the gold and white beaded gown she wore during a casino scene weighed 45 pounds.
She passionately kissed fan Joni Rimm for charity after she paid $50,000 for the pleasure. She auctioned the kiss in aid of Project Angel Foods, a Los Angeles charity providing meals for homeless people. (August 12, 2003)
Made a teenage ballet star's dreams come true by giving her $ 75,000 for tuition fees.
During Total Recall (1990) filming, she complained to director Paul Verhoeven that she wasn't sure whether her character really was married to Doug.
June 11, 2001: her husband, Phil Bronstein, underwent foot surgery after being attacked by a Komodo dragon during a private tour of Los Angeles Zoo. The tour was arranged by Stone as a Father's Day gift for Bronstein, who had always wanted to see one of the Indonesian lizards up close. The attack occurred after Bronstein had removed his white shoes. Zookeepers later speculated the 5-foot- long lizard may have mistaken the shoes for white rats it ate regularly.
Met her close friend Mimi Craven on the set of _Deadly Blessing (1981)_ . They subsequently worked together on the film Last Dance (1996) in 1996.
A sex scene in The Quick and the Dead (1995) between Ellen (Stone) and Cort (Russell Crowe) was shot, but Stone and director Sam Raimi decided that it wasn't a necessary part of the story. The scene was not included in the American release of the film, but international versions do include it.
Received the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government in 1995.
Her scar on her neck is from a childhood accident. She was riding a horse and she ran right into a clothes line and it ripped her neck open.
Is a big supporter of the AIDS research organization AMFAR.
Her famous "leg crossing" scene in Basic Instinct (1992) was voted "Sexiest Leg Moment on Screen" in a poll for Veet.
Entered the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant at age 17.
Moved to New York City (1977).
Appeared as spokesmodel contestant on the pilot for the syndicated series "Star Search" (1983); won the competition (1983).
Won the Miss Crawford County (Pennsylvania) beauty pageant and was also queen of her high school's spring festival (1975).
As a child, put on theatrical productions in the family's two-car garage before an audience of neighbors seated at a picnic table; as one garage door went down, the other would go up, revealing a new Stone-created set.
28 Jan 2005, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. At the end of the debate on 'funding the war on poverty', she stood up and pledged 10,000 dollars and asked people to follow her. Already, within a few minutes they raised nearly 100,000 dollars - she wanted to raise at least one million. She did it in 5 minutes. It's mone that will go directly to the Global Fund to Fight Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria - to buy bed nets to stop deaths from malaria in the developing world.
Graduated from the Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania with a degree in creative writing & fine arts
Member of the Jury at Cannes Festival in 2002 alongside David Lynch, Christine Hakim, Claude Miller, Michelle Yeoh, Raoul Ruiz, Régis Wargnier, Walter Salles and 'Bill August' (full-length films category).
adopted a son, Laird Vonne Stone, who was born "to unknown and unrelated parents" in Texas on May 7, 2005. [11 May 2005]
Created Officer in France's Order of Arts and Letters by Festival President Gilles Jacob, 20 May 2005 on the sidelines of the 58th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival.
14 March 2005: for the past 10 years a dedicated foundraiser and advocate for AIDS research, she received the Harvard Foundation's 2005 Humanitarian Award at the Memorial Church.
Is good friends with singer Christina Aguilera and attended Aguilera's November 19, 2005 wedding to music producer Jordan Bratman in Napa Valley, California.
She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
Personal quotes from Sharon Stone
"I was, like, forty at birth. When I wasn't even a year old, I spoke, I was potty trained, I walked and talked. That was it. Then I started school and drove everybody crazy because they realized I had popped out as an adult. I had adult questions and wanted adult answers."
"My father has always been supportive of my individuality." - in a Barbara Walters interview, September 1993.
"It's traumatizing for me to come to Washington during a Republican administration because I don't have any Republican clothes." - Washington Post, June 20, 2001
"Any man in Hollywood will meet me if I want that. No, make that any man anywhere."
"My personal style and public style are very different. When I go out, I play dress up."
"Never play cards with a guy named Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. And never have sex with anybody who has more problems than you do."
"...be willing to say yes, no matter who says no, and to say no, regardless of who says yes."
On the benefits of being famous: "I find I get to torture a higher class of men."
"I dress up to show that I am happy." 1994.
"It was my first movie (Stardust Memories (1980)) and the opportunity of working with Woody Allen. It was a great experience, and I can compare it, in sexual terms, with the lost of virginity".
"It's my experience that you really can't lose when you try the truth."
"People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so."
Asked to pay tribute to troops fighting in Iraq: "I know it's a difficult time for you to come out to party during such a time of strife in our world. My feeling is that I hope everyone will be safe and protected and taken care of, and our prayers are with the people around the world who will be affected by this."
"I like to drive with my knees. Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on the phone?"
"I've had the same breasts for my entire adult life."
"If you have a vagina and an attitude in this town, then that's a lethal combination."
Stone found her brush with death from a brain aneurysm has given her a new lease of life: "This brilliant, bright, white vortex of light was upon me. And then I was met by some of my friends, people who are very dear to me. But it was over very fast and suddenly I was back in the room and in my own body. It affected me so profoundly that I realized my life would never be the same again. It has definitely given me a new perspective on my career."
"Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it's wonderful that she didn't cut up her face. She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl."
"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships."
"If you act like you know what you're doing, you can do anything you want- except neurosurgery."
"I bake all the time, but I don't like to eat the cookies when they're done. I just like the dough."
"I don't believe make up and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience."
When told Madonna has said she wants to kiss her: "Not in this lifetime. Why? Because I'm the only one she hasn't done it to."
"We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do."
"I believe that if you truly, truly love your children, you need to supply condoms in a place in your home, at a quantity that makes it a non-judgmental situation for them to have them... If they want to make water balloons out of them, great. If they want to carry them so they feel tough, great. If they want to give them to their friends, even better."
"Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire - that was my idea of what it was supposed to be like. I thought, 'Well, I can do that even if no one else does.' Who cares? I dress up to show that I am happy and grateful to be there. That's what you do where I come from. I don't feel like saying, 'fuck you.' I feel like saying, 'thank you.'"
"I thought when I made my first big mistakes in public that that was really going to be the end of me. My parents cried. My friends were desperate."
On fame: "It would walk into the room and eat you, or take you for a ride through a fabulous jungle - or it could slap the living daylights out of you, laugh, and leave."
"If you don't want my peaches, don't shake my tree."
"I have this philosophy that money talks and cash screams."
"After you've been through all that stuff, the rest of this is just kid's stuff. As Winston Churchill says, when you're going through hell, keep going".
"People get very hung up on whether they gave birth. ... I've come to understand that it's not who 'has' you, but who loves you that shapes you as a person."
"Peace does exist. It exists in your heart and soul."
"I'm more honest, more true, more vulnerable because I used to think that I was supposed to be fearless. Now I know that its okay to be afraid as long as you show up."
"The villain is like a cobra. They watch, they watch, they watch. And then they strike."
"Celebrity is a pretty stunning thing. At first I was like 'They love me! Oh, I love them, too!' And suddenly, I was tap-dancing on my pedestal and it was WHACK! Facedown in the dirt."
[Talking about Basic Instinct 2 (2006)]: "By the time the film is released, I will be 48 and I wanted to do the nudity in a way that's quite brazen. I wanted her to be very masculine, like a man in a steam room and I wanted the audience to have a moment where they realize she's naked and then realize that she's a forty something woman and naked. Because we're not used to seeing that in movies. We're used to seeing Sean Connery and his granddaughter, you know what I mean? Or Mel Gibson and his daughter".
Sharon Stone Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s)
Bobby (2006) .... Miriam
Plot Outline: The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy,
on June 6th, 1968, which centers around 22 people who were at the Ambassador Hotel
where he was killed.
If I Had Known I Was a Genius (2006) .... Gloria
Plot Outline: A teenager with a high I.Q. who decides to become an actor. When his
TV show gets cancelled, he is faced with a difficult career choice.
When a Man Falls in the Forest (2006) .... Karen
Plot Outline: The intertwining lives of three men reveal that each deal with his
problems in different, self-destructive ways
- Sweet Release (2006) TV Episode .... Dauri Rathburn
- Whipped Doggie (2006) TV Episode .... Dauri Rathburn
- Maps Don't Talk (2006) TV Episode .... Dauri Rathburn
- Maps Don't Talk 2 (2006) TV Episode .... Dauri Rathburn
Basic Instinct 2 (2006) .... Catherine Tramell
Alpha Dog (2006) .... Olivia Mazursky
Broken Flowers (2005) .... Laura
"Will & Grace"
- The Blonde Leading the Blind (2005) TV Episode .... Dr. Georgia Keller
- Twinkle's Masterpiece/The Egg-cellent Adventure (2005) TV Episode .... The Blind Art Teacher
... aka Valley of Wolves (literal English title)
- Episode #4.96 (2005) TV Episode .... Lisa
- Episode #4.97 (2005) TV Episode .... Lisa
Catwoman (2004) .... Laurel Hedare
A Different Loyalty (2004) .... Sally Tyler/Cauffield
- Blessed Are They (2003) TV Episode .... Sheila Carlisle
- Cause of Action (2003) TV Episode .... Sheila Carlisle
- The Chosen (2003) TV Episode .... Sheila Carlisle
Cold Creek Manor (2003) .... Leah Tilson
... aka Maison au fond de la baie, La (Canada: French title)
"Harold and the Purple Crayon" (2002) TV Series (voice) .... Narrator
Beautiful Joe (2000) .... Alice 'Hush' Mason
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) .... Candy Cowley
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV) .... Fran (segment "2000")
The Sissy Duckling (1999) (TV) (voice) .... Narrator
Simpatico (1999) .... Rosie Carter
... aka Simpatico (France)
The Muse (1999) .... Sarah Little
Gloria (1999) .... Gloria
Antz (1998) (voice) .... Princess Bala
The Mighty (1998) .... Gwen Dillon
Sphere (1998) .... Dr. Elizabeth 'Beth' Halperin
Last Dance (1996) .... Cindy Liggett
"Saturday Night Special"
- Episode #1.1 (1996) TV Episode
Diabolique (1996) .... Nicole Horner
Casino (1995) .... Ginger McKenna/Rothstein
... aka Casino (France)
- Happy Trailers (1995) TV Episode .... Trailer Park Resident
The Quick and the Dead (1995) .... Ellen "The Lady"
"Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" (1995) TV Series (voice) .... Henny Penny
The Specialist (1994) .... May Munro (aka Adrian Hastings)
... aka Especialista, El (Peru)
Intersection (1994) .... Sally Eastman
Last Action Hero (1993) .... Catherine Tramell
Sliver (1993) .... Carly Norris
... aka Sliver - Gier der Augen
"Saturday Night Live"
... aka SNL
... aka SNL 25 (USA: new title)
- Episode #17.17 (1992) TV Episode .... Host
Basic Instinct (1992) .... Catherine Tramell
... aka Basic Instinct (France)
... aka Ice Cold Desire (Singapore: English title: censored version)
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1992) .... Serena Black
Diary of a Hitman (1991) .... Kiki
Year of the Gun (1991) .... Alison King
Scissors (1991) .... Angie Anderson
He Said, She Said (1991) .... Linda Metzger
Total Recall (1990) .... Lori
Sangre y arena (1989) .... Doña Sol
... aka Blood and Sand
Beyond the Stars (1989) .... Laurie McCall
... aka Personal Choice
"War and Remembrance" (1988) (mini) TV Series .... Janice Henry
Badlands 2005 (1988) (TV) .... Alex Neil
Above the Law (1988) .... Sara Toscani
... aka Nico (UK: cable TV title)
... aka Nico: Above the Law (Australia)
Action Jackson (1988) .... Patrice Dellaplane
Tears in the Rain (1988) (TV) .... Casey Cantrell
Cold Steel (1987) .... Kathy Connors
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987) .... Jesse Huston
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) .... Claire Mattson
... aka Citizens on Patrol: Police Academy 4 (UK: poster title)
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (1986) (TV)
King Solomon's Mines (1985) .... Jesse Huston
- Hollywood Starr (1985) TV Episode .... Dani Starr
The Vegas Strip War (1984) (TV) .... Sarah Shipman
... aka Las Vegas Strip War
- Mac's Back (1984) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Diane Dupres in flashback
- Echoes of the Mind: Part 2 (1984) TV Episode .... Diane/Deidre Dupres
- Echoes of the Mind: Part 1 (1984) TV Episode .... Diane/Deidre Dupres
Irreconcilable Differences (1984) .... Blake Chandler (aka Amanda)
Calendar Girl Murders (1984) (TV) .... Cassie Bascomb
... aka Insatiable
... aka Victimised (UK: video title)
... aka Victimized
... aka Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (USA: complete title)
... aka The New Mike Hammer (USA: new title)
- Shots in the Dark (1984) TV Episode .... Julie Eland
"Bay City Blues" (1983) TV Series .... Cathy St. Marie (1983)
"Uns et les autres, Les" (1983) (mini) TV Series (uncredited) .... Girl with Glenn Senior
- Steele Crazy After All These Years (1983) TV Episode .... Jillian Montague
- A Little Magic (1982) TV Episode .... Debbie
Not Just Another Affair (1982) (TV) .... Lynette
... aka Perfect Affair
Deadly Blessing (1981) .... Lana Marcus
Uns et les autres, Les (1981) (uncredited) .... Girl with Glenn Senior
... aka Bolero (USA)
... aka Within Memory
Stardust Memories (1980) .... Pretty Girl on train