Kimberly Ann Basinger was
born December 8, 1953 in Athens, Georgia. She grew up
painfully shy, but still exceded as a cheerleader
at Clarke Central High School
After working as a model, Kim appeared in her first film various television shows and some tv moves. Her first feature film was titled Hard Country in 1981.. Many more unforgettle films followed, which led up to the coveted role as a "Bond Girl" in Never Say Never Again in 1983.
More movies followed and so
did a marriage to Ron Britten, which ended in 1989, the
same year Batman opened and made her a Superstar.
They married in late 1993
and their daughter Ireland Elise was born a year later.
Kim took time off from acting while raising her daughter, but returned to the screen in December 1997 in a knock-out performance as a hooker made to look like Veronica Lake in LA Confidential, in which she earned a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe and the coveted Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. It was about time she got one of those little gold men:)
Once again Kim took a break from acting; I Dreamed Of Africa opened in the spring of 2000. Kim played the role of a woman who took her family to Africa to help save the animals, but in affect lost those most precisous to her.
In August 2000 Kim's latest film Bless The Child opened and on a sad note, in December 2000, not long after her birthday, Kim and Alec announced that they were seperating. Let's just hope all of them, especially Ireland, pull through this.