Kim Basinger

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  • Trivia

    • Was offered $ 1,000,000 to play Sarah Tobias in The Accused, but her agent declined her offer. Jodie Foster, who went to win an Oscar® for her performance, was cast instead.

    • Was offered, but turned down the lead role in Misery due to age difference with lead actor James Caan. Kathy Bates eventually took over the part.

    • Was considered to play Jody in Pulp Fiction but Rosanna Arquette was cast instead.

    • Kim is ranked #93 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM".

    • Kim suffers from agoraphobia (fear of open spaces).

    • In January 2007, Kim's ex-husband, Alec Baldwin accused her of breaching a 2004 custody agreement over their daughter, Ireland. Alec alleges Kim failed to tell him she'd be out of town, giving him an opportunity to care for Ireland and she failed to inform him of an injury Ireland suffered which needed medical attention. Court papers allege Basinger has a "pathological need" to distance Ireland from her father. Kim must now answer 12 contempt of court charges, and faces a 60-day jail sentence and $1300 fine if she's found guilty.

    • In October 2006, Kim was charged with disregarding court orders over her ex-husband Alec Baldwin's custody rights to their daughter, Ireland. The couple agreed to share joint custody of Ireland, but Kim allegedly stopped Alec seeing her and failed to tell him when Ireland was injured in 2005. Kim pleaded not guilty but, if convicted, she could spend up to two months in jail and receive a $16,000 fine.

    • Kim turned down the title role in Boxing Helena (1993) that later went to Sherilyn Fenn.

    • She is of German, Swedish and Cherokee Indian ancestry.

    • She almost didn't appear in L.A. Confidential because she was tired of playing prostitutes.

    • She has Irish Ancestry.

    • Kim was the first actress to win an Oscar after appearing naked in Playboy magazine.

    • Kim's measurements: 35 1/2C-24-35 1/2 (but mostly wears a 34C bra) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

    • She was a cheerleader at Athens High School.

    • Kim is the ex-sister-in-law of Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin. She is also the ex-cousin-in-law of Joseph Baldwin.

    • She is a vegetarian.

    • Kim was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36. [1984]

    • She turned down the role in Basic Instinct (1992) that later went to Sharon Stone.

    • Kim has one daughter, Ireland, with Alec Baldwin. [born October 23, 1995]

    • Kim bought her own town, Braselton, in her home state of Georgia.

    • Kim went to high school with Keith Strickland of the 'B-52s'.

    • Her grandmother was part Cherokee Indian.

    • Her father was an introspective, classically trained trumpter, while mom was a flamboyant, extroverted housewife Kim describes as "Lucy-like."

    • Kim studied ballet from the age of 3 to her mid-teens.

    • As a school child, she suffered from crippling shyness preventing her from reading aloud or answering questions in class.

    • Her agoraphobia could keep her housebound for up to six months at a time, before she received therapy to combat it.

    • Kim was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#40). [1995]

    • Kim replaced Sean Young for the role of Vicki Vale in Batman (1989).

  • Quotes

    • Kim Basinger: Unfortunately it is true that the more flesh you show, the further up the ladder you go.

    • Kim Basinger: I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time to care.

    • Kim Basinger: I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.

    • Kim Basinger: I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road.

    • Kim Basinger: I work in a strange business, and trust is a word that's not even in the vocabulary.

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