Other movies comprise Nine Weeks, 8 Mile, and The Sentinel. Kim Basinger’s second union (1993–2001) was to actor Alec Baldwin.
She comes from an entertainment history. Her dad was a musician and her mom was a dancer.
She won the title of Junior Miss Georgia and competed in the national Junior Miss event in Nyc. While in Nyc, Basinger got the attention of a modeling agent. She soon got a contract and first attained recognition as a model for Breck Shampoo.
In the mid-1970s, Basinger moved to La to continue a career in playing. She got several little components in the beginning, making guest appearances on such shows as Charlie’s Angels. She impersonated Lorene Rogers in the miniseries From Here to Eternity in 1979 and its own short lived spinoff show the next year.
Basinger made her movie debut in the 1981 western play Hard Country with Jan-Michael Vincent. A couple of years after, her career began to skyrocket with Never Say Never Again starring Sean Connery. Basinger became the latest celebrity to play a “Bond girl,” a love interest for super secret agent James Bond. More major movie jobs shortly followed, including 9 1/2 Weeks with Mickey Rourke and Batman with Michael Keaton.
Fiscal success also came along with her new found celebrity. But Basinger became known for her uncommon company choices. In 1989, she and a few other investors purchased the town of Braselton, Georgia, for $20 million. Basinger sought to make the neighborhood near Atlanta a tourist destination, but she ended up selling it five years after as she confronted personal bankruptcy.
While making The Marrying Man, Basinger fell for her co star Alec Baldwin. The pair wed in 1993, becoming one of Hollywood’s most appealing yet explosive couples. This was Basinger’s second union. Her first husband was make-up artist Ron Britton. He afterwards wrote a tell-all book about their relationship, that was printed in 1998. They named their daughter Ireland.
Basinger’s career floundered a bit around now. In 1993, she found herself in a intense legal fight after breaking a verbal deal to appear in Jennifer Lynch’s Boxing Helena. The court sided with all the movie’s producers, ordering the performer to cover millions for breach of contract. The case was later overturned on appeal.
In 1997, Basinger gave among her finest performances in L.A. Confidential. She starred as a high end hooker having an intentional similarity to actress Veronica Lake in this 1950s crime drama. She won an Academy Award for her work on the picture. In spite of this acclaim, Basinger shortly appeared in more headlines than movie characters.
After her divorce, Basinger took on few playing roles. She reteamed with L.A. Confidential director Curtis Hanson for the rap play 8 Mile (2002) starring Eminem.
She’s also formed a return to modeling, signing with IMG Models in 2013.