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Kim Basinger, Award Winner –

basinger-photo Basinger in Sentinel.

Kim Basinger: Best
Supporting Actress 1997:

L.A. Confidential (Drama – R)

Kim Basinger won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance as a 1950s prostitute who resembles screen queen Lana Turner.

About Kim Basinger (1953 – )

Born Kimila Ann Basinger on December 8, 1953 in Athens, Georgia. She is the third of five children heir to a family of entertainers. Kim's own father was a big-band member and her mother was a water ballerina starring in many of Esther Williams' films. Taking after her mother, Kim began ballet lessons at the tender age of three She continued on up through her high school years. Ballet may have served a dual purpose for Basinger – helping her to refine her love of dance, and overcome severe shyness as a child. Basinger's timid nature has followed her through her formative years; it is common knowledge that she has occasionally suffered from severe attacks of agoraphobia.

kim-BASINGER-IMAGESNevertheless this beautiful woman has slowly emerged as a top-notch actress in Hollywood after years of Athen's Junior Miss and Georgia Miss beauty pageants, modeling for Ford Modeling Agency, and appearing as the Breck Shampoo girl. After all was said and done, Kim Basinger had a love for acting and began taking classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She demonstrated her talent onstage via, appropriately enough, the pseudonym Chelsea. In 1976, Basinger moved to LA to try her luck at Hollywood's silver screen. The rest has been a history of movie credentials most actresses would give their left arm for.

Beginning with her television stints in 1976's Charlie's Angels and a short-lived marriage to Ron Snyder-Britton, Kim began her rise to stardom. Her first major role for the big screen was as a Bond girl in 1983's Never Say Never Again. She would go on to play significant roles in films like 1987's Nadine. In 1989, Kim Basinger received her breakout role as Vicki Vale in the major motion picture Batman, replacing Sean Young and starring in an A-list cast.

With her career in full-swing Basinger still managed to find love with second husband Alec Baldwin. The two were married in 1993 and when their daughter Ireland Eilesse was born in 1995 Kim took time off to raise her. During her first years as a mother Kim also took time out to promote PETA (People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals), a logical choice for the animal-loving vegetarian.

In 1997, Basinger was back on top with her Oscar-winning performance in the blockbuster L.A. Confidential. Her next big role would be a $5,000,000 offer for 2000's I Dreamed of Africa, making Basinger one of Hollywood's top contemporary stars.

Though she recently separated from Baldwin, she remains a dedicated mother, actress, and most of all, humanitarian. "I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition," she says. "If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely."

Kim Basinger's notable movie credits include...

Hard Country (1981)
Mother Lode (1982)
the man who loved women (1983)
never say never again (1983)
the natural (1984)
fool for love (1985)
Nine ½ weeks (1986)
no mercy (1986)
blind date (1987)
Nadine (1987)
my stepmother is an alien
batman (1989)
The Marrying Man (1991)
Final Analysis (1992)
Cool World (1992)
The Real McCoy (1993)
Wayne's World 2 (Cameo) (1993)
The Getaway (1994)
Bless The Child (2000)
8 Mile (2002)
People I Know (2002)
The Door In The Floor (2004)
Elvis Has Left The Building (2004)
Cellular (2004)
Even Money (2006)
The Sentinel (2006)
The Burning Plain (2008)
While She Was Out (2008)
The Informers (2008)
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

Kim Basinger's television credits include...

Killjoy (1981)
Dog And Cat (Series 1977)
From Here To Eternity (Mini-Series 1979)



Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential.


Kim Basinger in Never Say Never.


Kim Basinger in Sentinel (2006).


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Kim Basinger in 9 ½ Weeks (1986).

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Basinger in My Stepmother is an Alien (1988).