Sharon Stone

How did Sharon Stone become a Hollywood legend?

Screen diva Sharon Stone has had an amazing career in show business, but did you know she started as a working-class girl? She is also not the stereotypical blonde girl with her impressive IQ of 154! Keep reading to find out more!

  • The actress won Pennsylvania’s Miss Crawford County beauty pageant. This success led to a modeling contract with the Eileen Ford agency.
  • At the beginning of her career she appeared in many TV commercials, including Diet Coke, Clairol and Maybelline.
  • Sharon made her debut on the big screen in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories. She appears briefly in a role as “pretty woman on a train”. 

Sharon Stone was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. Her mother Dorothy was a housewife and accountant, and her strict father Joseph William Stone II, a factory worker. She worked part-time as a McDonald’s cashier. Her beautiful looks come from her German and British ancestry.

Can you believe she was a bookworm? She was a smart girl and won a scholarship to Pennsylvania's Edinboro University when she was only 15 years old. She graduated with a degree in creative writing and fine arts. Her parents wanted her to become a lawyer, but her real secret love was to be an actress in the movies. So she won a beauty contest in her town, then she pursued a modelling career appearing in famous ads on TV.

Her breakthrough was a role in “Total Recall” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct - Source: Twitter

Although, unless you’ve been living on Mars you already know that she became world-famous thanks to her memorable character, Catherine Tramell, a psycho-killer novelist in erotic thriller “Basic Instinct” in 1992. Her captivating performance is a classic in cinema history, for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

Corey Robertson

Corey Robertson is an American journalist and writer. She has over 20 years experience in the movie industry. A pretzels fan who loves Hollywood romantic comedies and a walk in the park. + info

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