Basic Instinct made her one of Hollywood’s most iconic femme fatales, but Sharon Stone has always been much more than that. At 62, the still gorgeous actress, who stars in Netflix’s Ratched, is getting ready to reveal all her life’s complexities and secrets in her memoir, The Beauty Of Living Twice.
In the book, Sharon talks about her difficult relationship with her mother, her ground-breaking roles, her greatest loves and the 2001 near-death experience that changed everything.
“Once you’ve had your life burn down, it takes time to be a phoenix,” she says. “You have to stand in stillness long enough... and love and forgive yourself.”
Growing up in rural Meadville, Pennsylvania, Sharon was never part of the in-crowd.“I was a very intense, weird kid,” she confides. “I had adult questions and wanted adult answers. My mother would just look at me, horrified. She had no idea what to do with me as a child.”
But Sharon found a way out, leaving home for college and then dropping out of school to model.
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