Basinger was born December 8, 1953 in Athens,
Georgia. She grew up painfully shy, but still
exceded as a cheerleader at Clarke Central
along with being a member of the Pep Club,
Student Faculty Cooperative Assosciation, "A"
Club and won many talent awards. and won
the title of Miss. Junior Miss after singing
"Wouldn't it Be Loverly" from My Fair
Kim graduated in 1971 and after only two years,
left The University of Georgia to pursue an
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.
Also in 1983 Kim made the move that
probably helped launch her career more then
anyhing else, she posed for Playboy.
More movies followed
and so did a marriage to Ron Britten, which ended
in 1989, the same year Batman opened and made her
For awhile she was rumored to have been dating
Prince, but that ended when she was cast with
Alec Baldwin in "The Marrying Man."
There was some attaractiion, but it wasn't until
they day that Kim and Alec were driving to the
set when Kim spotted an injured dog on the side
of the road. Alec stopped the car and got the
dog, taking it to the vet where it got patched up
that Kim knew this was the man she wanted to
spend the rest of her life with.
They married in late
1993 and their daughter Ireland Elise was born a
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.