Sharon Stone

Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. Noted for playing femme fatales and women of mystery on film and television, she became a popular sex symbol throughout the 1990s. She is the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as having received nominations for an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Sharon Stone
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Stone in 2017
Born
Sharon Vonne Stone

(1958-03-10) March 10, 1958 (age 63)
OccupationActor, model, film producer
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)
Michael Greenburg
(m. 1984; div. 1990)

(m. 1998; div. 2004)
Children3

After modeling in television commercials and print advertisements, Stone made her film debut as an extra in Woody Allen's comedy-drama Stardust Memories (1980) and played her first speaking part in Wes Craven's horror film Deadly Blessing (1981). In the 1980s, she appeared in Irreconcilable Differences (1984), King Solomon's Mines (1985), Cold Steel (1987), and Above the Law (1988). She found mainstream prominence with her part in Paul Verhoeven's science fiction action film Total Recall (1990) and rose to international recognition when she starred as Catherine Tramell in another Verhoeven film, the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992), for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She received further critical acclaim with her performance in Martin Scorsese's epic crime drama Casino (1995), garnering the Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Stone's other notable films include The Mighty (1998), The Muse (1999), Sliver (1993), The Specialist (1994), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Last Dance (1996), Sphere (1998), Catwoman (2004), Broken Flowers (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Basic Instinct 2 (2006), Bobby (2006), Lovelace (2013), Fading Gigolo (2013), The Disaster Artist (2017), Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019), and The Laundromat (2019). In 1995, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2005, she was named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.

On television, Stone has had leading and supporting performances in productions such as the ABC miniseries War and Remembrance (1987), the HBO television film If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), Steven Soderbergh's Mosaic (2017) and Ryan Murphy's Ratched (2020). She made guest appearances in The Practice (2004) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010), winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for the former.

Early life and educationEdit

Sharon Vonne Stone was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania,[1][2] to Dorothy Marie (née Lawson; b. 1933), an accountant, and Joseph William Stone II (1930–2009),[3] a tool and die manufacturer and factory worker. She has three siblings: Michael (b. 1951), Kelly (b. 1961), and Patrick (b. 1965).[4][5] She is of part Irish ancestry.[6] In a 2013 interview with Conan O'Brien, Stone stated that her Irish ancestors arrived in the United States during the Great Famine.[7] She has a reported IQ of 154.[8] Stone was considered academically gifted as a child and entered the second grade when she was 5 years old.[9][10] Stone said that she and her sister were both sexually abused as children by their maternal grandfather, in an interview to The New York Times in March 2021, while promoting her memoir The Beauty of Living Twice.[11] At 14, her neck was badly injured while breaking a horse when the animal bucked as it charged toward a washing line.[12]

She graduated from Saegertown High School in Saegertown, Pennsylvania, in 1975.[5] Stone was admitted to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on a creative writing scholarship at age 15,[5][13] but quit college and moved to New York City to become a fashion model.[5] Inspired by Hillary Clinton, Stone later went back to Edinboro University to complete her degree in 2016.[14]

CareerEdit

1970s–1980sEdit

While attending Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Stone won the title of Miss Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and in 1976,[15] was a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania.[5] One of the pageant judges told her to quit college and move to New York City to become a fashion model.[5] In 1977, Stone left Meadville and moved in with an aunt in New Jersey.[citation needed] In 1977, she was signed by Ford Modeling Agency in New York City.[16]

Stone later[when?] moved to Europe, living for a year in Milan and then in Paris. While living there, she decided to quit modeling and pursue acting. "So I packed my bags, moved back to New York, and stood in line to be an extra in a Woody Allen movie," she later recalled.[17][18][19] At 20,[20] Stone was cast for a brief role in Allen's Stardust Memories (1980)[5] and then had a speaking part a year later in the horror film Deadly Blessing (1981). French director Claude Lelouch cast her in Les Uns et les Autres (1982), starring James Caan.[21] She was on screen for two minutes and did not appear in the credits. She then guest-starred in the television series Silver Spoons (1982), Bay City Blues (1983), Remington Steele (1983), and T. J. Hooker (1985).

Her next film role was in Irreconcilable Differences (1984), starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, and a young Drew Barrymore. Stone played a starlet who breaks up the marriage of a successful director and his screenwriter wife. Through the remainder of the 1980s, she had roles in such films as King Solomon's Mines (1985) and Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986), and Above the Law (1988). In 1988, she played Janice Henry for the filming of the miniseries War and Remembrance.

1990sEdit

In Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall (1990), a science fiction action film opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stone played the seemingly loving wife of a construction worker. The film received favorable reviews and made $261.2 million worldwide, giving Stone's career a major boost.[5] She appeared in five feature films the following year —the romantic comedy He Said, She Said, and the psychological thrillers Scissors, Diary of a Hitman,[22] Year of the Gun and Where Sleeping Dogs Lie.

In another Verhoeven film, the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992),[5] she took on the role that made her a star, playing Catherine Tramell, a brilliant bisexual and alleged serial killer. Several actresses at the time turned down the role, mostly because of the nudity required.[23] Critical response towards Basic Instinct was mixed, but Stone received critical acclaim for her "star-making performance";[24] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone remarked that "[Verhoeven's] cinematic wet dream delivers the goods, especially when Sharon Stone struts on with enough come-on carnality to singe the screen," and observed of the actress' portrayal: "Stone, a former model, is a knockout; she even got a rise out of Ah-nold in Verhoeven's Total Recall. But being the bright spot in too many dull movies (He Said, She Said; Irreconcilable Differences) stalled her career. Though Basic Instinct establishes Stone as a bombshell for the [1990s], it also shows she can nail a laugh or shade an emotion with equal aplomb."[25] Australian critic Shannon J. Harvey of The Sunday Times called the film one of the "1990s['] finest productions, doing more for female empowerment than any feminist rally. Stone – in her star-making performance – is as hot and sexy as she is ice-pick cold."[26] For the part, Stone earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, four MTV Movie Awards nominations, and a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst New Star for her "tribute to Theodore Cleaver". The film also became one of the most financially successful productions of the 1990s, grossing US$352.9 million worldwide.[27]

In 1993, Stone played a femme fatale in the erotic thriller Sliver, based on Ira Levin's eponymous novel about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York City high-rise apartment building. The film was heavily panned by critics and earned Stone a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress but became a commercial success, grossing US$116.3 million at the international box office.[28] She also made a cameo appearance in the action film Last Action Hero (1993), reuniting with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In 1994, Stone appeared as the wife of an architect opposite Richard Gere in the drama Intersection, and as a woman who entices a bomb expert she is involved with into destroying the criminal gang that killed her family, alongside Sylvester Stallone, in the action thriller The Specialist. While Intersection found limited success, The Specialist made US$170.3 million worldwide.[29] For her work in both films, she won a Golden Raspberry Award and a Stinkers Bad Movie Award for Worst Actress, but was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Female for The Specialist.

In The Quick and the Dead (1995), Stone took on the role of a gunfighter who returns to a frontier town in an effort to avenge her father's death. She served as a producer on the film and had some creative control over the production;[30] she chose director Sam Raimi, after being impressed by his work on Army of Darkness, and co-star Russell Crowe after watching Romper Stomper.[30] She paid Leonardo DiCaprio's salary herself after a reluctance from Sony, the film's studio, over his casting. The Quick and the Dead was a modest profit and earned Stone a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress.[31]

Stone starred opposite Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's epic crime drama Casino (1995), where she took on the role of Ginger McKenna, the scheming, self-absorbed wife of a top gambling handicapper (De Niro). The film, based on the non-fiction book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi, received widespread critical acclaim and made US$116.1 million globally.[32] Like the film, Stone's performance was unanimously praised, earning her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.[5] During an interview with The Observer, released January 28, 1996, Stone said of the response: "Thank God. I mean just finally, wow [...] I am not getting any younger. It couldn't have happened at a better time".[33] Also in 1995, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd, and was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.[34]

Stone portrayed the mistress of a cruel school master in the psychological thriller Diabolique (1996), a woman waiting on death row for a brutal double murder in the drama Last Dance (1996), and a biologist in the suspense film Sphere (1998). The three aforementioned films were panned by critics and failed to find an audience in theatres.[35][36]

In 1998, Stone also lent her voice for the successful animated film Antz,[37] and played the mother of a 13-year-old boy suffering from Morquio syndrome in the drama The Mighty, which garnered a positive critical response.[38][39] Stone was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the lattermost.

Her turn as a street-wise, middle-aged moll in Gloria (1999), a remake of the 1980 film of the same name, proved to be a critical and commercial misfire.[40][41][42] A titular role followed in 1999 with the comedy The Muse, playing the inspiration of an esteemed screenwriter. Wade Major, a critic for Boxoffice, found her portrayal of a “dizzy Muse” to be “the film’s most delightful surprise”,[43] but most reviews were ultimately lukewarm. Helmut Voss, then president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who give the annual Golden Globe Awards, ordered all 82 of its members to return gift luxury watches sent by either Stone or October Films (now merged into Focus Features) as this was considered promotions for a nomination for Stone's performance in the film.[44] She ultimately received the nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

2000sEdit

In 2000, Stone starred opposite Ellen DeGeneres in the HBO television film If These Walls Could Talk 2, portraying a lesbian trying to start a family. For her role, she was again recognized by Women in Film, this time with the Lucy Award.[34] She also played an exotic dancer alongside Billy Connolly in the little-seen comedy Beautiful Jo (2000).

Following her September 2001 hospitalization for a subarachnoid hemorrhage, Stone took a hiatus from screen acting. She faced professional challenges as she was in the process of recovery. She felt that she had “lost [her] place” in Hollywood, and during a 2015 interview with USA Today, she remarked: "[When] you find yourself at the back of the line in your business, as I did, [you] have to figure yourself out all over again."[45] She returned to the screen in 2003, when she took on a three-episode arc as Sheila Carlisle, an attorney who believes she can communicate with God, in season eight of The Practice. For her performance, she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.[46]

Stone attempted a return to the mainstream with roles in the films Cold Creek Manor (2003), with Dennis Quaid, and Catwoman (2004), with Halle Berry. In the mystery psychological thriller Cold Creek Manor, she and Quaid played a family terrorized by the former owner of the rural estate they bought in foreclosure. Variety magazine remarked in its review for the film that both actors "fish in vain to find any angles to play in their dimension-free characters".[47] The superhero film Catwoman saw her play the age-obsessed CEO of a cosmetic company and the story's antagonist. While both films were box office flops, Catwoman is considered by many critics to be one of the worst movies of all time.[48][49]

Her next film release was Jim Jarmusch’s dramedy Broken Flowers (2005), in which Stone took on the role of a grasping and overly eager closet organizer who re-connects with a former womaniser. The film was critical and commercial success on specialty theatres.[50][51] New York Magazine, in a positive review, remarked: "Sharon Stone, playing a widow who's half-hippie, half-working-class-tough, demonstrates that, given the right part, she's still not merely sexy but knockabout funny and sly".[52] In 2005, she was named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.[53]

After years of litigation, Basic Instinct 2 was released on March 31, 2006. A reason for a long delay in releasing the film was reportedly Stone's dispute with the filmmakers over the nudity in the film; she wanted more while they wanted less. A group sex scene was cut in order to achieve an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America for the North American release; the controversial scene remained in the UK version of the London-based film. Stone told an interviewer, "We are in a time of odd repression and if a popcorn movie allows us to create a platform for discussion, wouldn't that be great?".[54] Despite an estimated budget of US$70 million, it placed only 10th in gross on its opening weekend with a meager US$3.2 million and was subsequently declared a flop. It ultimately ran in theaters for only 17 days and finished with a total domestic gross of under US$6 million.

Stone appeared in Nick Cassavetes's crime drama Alpha Dog (2006), opposite Bruce Willis, playing Olivia Mazursky, the mother of a real-life murder victim; she wore a fatsuit for the role.[55] The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was an arthouse success.[56] She made part of an ensemble cast in Emilio Estevez's drama Bobby (2006), about the hours leading up to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Stone received favorable comments for her performance, particularly a scene alongside Lindsay Lohan.[57][58] As a member of the cast, she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, but won the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast.[59]

Stone took on the role of a clinically depressed woman in the independent drama When a Man Falls in the Forest (2007), premiered in competition at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Bear.[60] She found her part "challenging" to play, remarking: "It was a watershed experience. I think that we live in a [...] Prozac society where we're always told we're supposed to have this kind of equilibrium of emotion. We have all these assignments about how we're supposed to feel about something."[61] Her next film roles have been in independent productions, including the late 2000s films If I Had Known I Was a Genius (2007), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Five Dollars a Day (2009) and Streets of Blood (2009), all of which were direct-to-DVD releases in North America.

2010sEdit

In April 2010, Stone made guest appearances in four episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,[62] portraying Jo Marlowe, a former cop turned prosecutor. Entertainment Weekly included in a review such descriptions of her performance as a "great presence", and having "had to revive her best [...] tone to sell hokey lines" in a series it described as "mawkish and overwrought".[63] She took on the leading female role in the French action sequel Largo Winch II as a United Nations investigator named Diane Francken. Her first theatrical-released production since 2007, the film premiered on February 16, 2011, in France, where it opened in second place at the box office.[64] She next starred as a hard-hitting journalist in the thriller Border Run (2012), which received a direct-to-DVD release.

In 2013, Stone played the mother of porn actress Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried) in the biographical drama Lovelace,[65] and a dermatologist seeking a ménage à trois in the Woody AllenJohn Turturro comedy Fading Gigolo.[66] Both films were released in limited theatres to a decent critical reception; Glenn Kenny, in his review for Fading Gigolo, found Stone to be "splendidly understated" in what he described as "a New York story through and through [...] often funny, sometimes moving, occasionally goofy as hell".[67]

Stone starred as an actress-turned-publisher opposite Riccardo Scamarcio in the Italian dramedy A Golden Boy (Un ragazzo d'oro), directed by Pupi Avati.[68][69] The director found it hard to work with Stone, and she later recalled an incident with him over a creative difference during filming.[70] Stone also headlined the short-lived action drama series Agent X (2014) as America's first female Vice President who takes the office after the death of her Senator husband.[71]

In 2016, Stone starred as an adoptive mother in the drama Mothers and Daughters,[72][73] and as a "lineman widow" and the "alcoholic mom" of a crew member of high-wire workers hit by a deadly storm in the action film Life on the Line.[74][75] In 2017, she portrayed a greedy billionaire in the drama Running Wild,[76] These three films all received a VOD release, and became available at Amazon and Netflix.[77]

Stone appeared in James Franco’s biographical comedy The Disaster Artist (2017), as Iris Burton, the agent of actor Greg Sestero. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017.[78]

Stone returned to television in 2018, when she portrayed a murdered children's book author and illustrator in Steven Soderbergh's HBO mystery production Mosaic, which was released as an iOS/Android mobile app serving as an interactive film and as a television drama. She received positive reviews for her performance. Maureen Ryan of Variety felt that the actress "displays terrific range and depth" and "holds the screen with effortless charisma",[79] and Nick Schager of The Daily Beast wrote that "Stone's turn is something close to masterful."[80] She earned the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.[81]

In Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019), a pseudo-documentary film covering Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour,[82] Stone played an exaggerated version of herself. The film was released on Netflix, to critical acclaim. Owen Gleiberman described her appearance as a “marketing hook” and further stated: “The presence of Sharon Stone embodies the spirit of [the Hollywood] machine. She has always been a good actress (probably better than many know; just watch her in Casino), but her fame will forever rest on a certain crudely riveting but debased high-budget exploitation thriller”.[83] She reunited with Soderbergh for The Laundromat (2019), in which she played a harried realtor, opposite Meryl Streep.

2020sEdit

In January 2019, it was announced that Stone will star as Lenore Osgood in the upcoming Netflix drama series Ratched. It premiered on September 18, 2020.[84]

In 2021, Stone appeared as herself in Here Today directed by Billy Crystal.[85] Stone will next appear in Beauty directed by Andrew Dosunmu for Netflix.[86]

WorksEdit

  • Stone, Sharon (2021). The Beauty of Living Twice (First ed.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9780525656760. OCLC 1234479428.[12][11]

Public imageEdit

In media and fashionEdit

For her leading roles in erotic and adult-themed feature films such as Basic Instinct, Sliver, and The Specialist, Stone cemented what was described as a "tough-talking, no-underwear, voyeuristic, cool-as-ice, sex symbol" status during the 1990s.[87] She has appeared in the covers and photo session of over 300 celebrity and fashion magazines throughout her four-decade acting career;[88] in 1986, she graced the June–July cover of French Vogue, and to coincide with the release of Total Recall, she posed nude for the July 1990 issue of Playboy, showing off the muscles she developed in preparation for the film. Following Basic Instinct, photographer George Hurrell took a series of photographs of Stone, Sherilyn Fenn, Julian Sands, Raquel Welch, Eric Roberts, and Sean Penn. Stone, who was Hurrell's reportedly last sitting before his death in 1992,[89] is also a collector of the photographer's original prints and wrote the foreword to the book Hurrell's Hollywood.

In 1992, she was listed by People as one of the "50 most beautiful people in the world".[90] In 1993, she appeared in Pirelli’s commercial, Driving Instinct.[91][92] In 1995, Empire chose her as one of the "100 sexiest stars in film history", and in October 1997, she was ranked among the "top 100 film stars of all time" by the magazine.[93] In 1999, she was rated among the "25 sexiest stars of the century" by Playboy.[94] She has been the subject of four television documentary specials,[88] and several biographies have been written about her. [95][96][97]

On her sex symbol image, Stone told Oprah Winfrey on Oprah Prime in 2014: "It's a pleasure for me now. I mean, I'm gonna be 56 years old. If people want to think I'm a sex symbol, it's, like, yeah. Think it up. You know. I mean, like, good for me".[98] In 2015, Stone posed naked for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, in which she stated: "At a certain point you start asking yourself, 'What really is sexy?' It's not just the elevation of your boobs. It's being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that's with you".[99] In 2016, Stone starred with Paul Sculfor in Airfield's (de) Fashion Is a Lovestory short film[100][101][102]

CriticismEdit

On January 28, 2005, Stone helped solicit pledges for $1 million in five minutes for mosquito nets in Tanzania,[103] turning a panel on African poverty into an impromptu fundraiser at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Many observers, including UNICEF, criticized her actions by claiming that Stone had reacted instinctively to the words of Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa, because she had not done her research on the causes, consequences, and methods of preventing malaria.[104] Of the $1 million pledged, only $250,000 was actually raised. In order to fulfill the promise to send $1 million worth of bed nets to Tanzania, UNICEF contributed $750,000.[105] This diverted funds from other UNICEF projects.[105] According to prominent economist Xavier Sala-i-Martin, officials are largely unaware of what happened with the bed nets. Some were delivered to the local airport.[105] These reportedly were stolen and later resurfaced as wedding dresses on the local black market.[104][105]

 
Stone at the Singapore Sun Festival in 2010

Stone was criticized over her comments in an exchange on the red carpet with Hong Kong's Cable Entertainment News during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2008. When asked about the 2008 Sichuan earthquake she remarked:

Well you know it was very interesting because at first, you know, I'm not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And so I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that because I don't like that. And I had been this, you know, concerned about, oh how should we deal with the Olympics because they are not being nice to the Dalai Lama, who is a good friend of mine. And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?[106]

One of China's biggest cinema chains reacted to Stone's comments by declaring it would not show her films in its theaters.[107] The founder of the UME Cineplex chain and the chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, Ng See-yuen, called Stone's comments "inappropriate", and said the UME Cineplex chain would no longer present her films.[107] Dior advertisements featuring Stone's image were dropped from all ads in China amid the public uproar.[108] Stone was removed from the 2008 Shanghai International Film Festival guest list, and the event's organizers considered banning the actress permanently.[109] Dior China had originally posted an apology in Stone's name, but Stone later denied making the apology during an interview with The New York Times, saying "I'm not going to apologize. I'm certainly not going to apologize for something that isn't real and true – not for face creams," although she did admit that she had "sounded like an idiot."[110] However, after the interview, Stone released a statement entitled "In my own words by Sharon Stone" in which she said "I could not be more regretful of that mistake. It was unintentional. I apologize. Those words were never meant to be hurtful to anyone."[111] While Stone cited the Dalai Lama as her "good friend" when she made the remark at the Cannes film festival, the Dalai Lama has reportedly distanced himself by saying of her only, "yes, I've met that lady".[112]

Personal lifeEdit

Relationships and familyEdit

In 1984, she met television producer Michael Greenburg on the set of The Vegas Strip War, a television film he produced and she starred in. They married the same year. In 1986, Greenburg was her line producer on Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold. The couple separated three years later, and their divorce was finalized in 1990.[113]

Stone and comedian Garry Shandling were students of acting coach Roy London and dated briefly[114][115] and appeared on his show The Larry Sanders Show in the episode "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show".[116] They remained close friends until Shandling's death in 2016.[117] In the documentary Special Thanks to Roy London, interviews with Stone,[118][119] and Garry Shandling,[120][121][122][123][124] discuss their relationship.

In 1993, Stone met William J. MacDonald on the set of the film Sliver, which he co-produced. MacDonald left his wife Naomi Baca for Stone and became engaged to her. They separated one year later in 1994.[125] After they separated, Stone returned the engagement ring via FedEx.[126] While working on the film The Quick and the Dead in 1994, Stone met Bob Wagner, a first assistant director, and they became engaged.[126]

On February 14, 1998, Stone married Phil Bronstein, executive editor of The San Francisco Examiner and later San Francisco Chronicle.[127][128] Stone suffered several miscarriages due to an autoimmune disease and endometriosis,[129] and was unable to have biological children.[130] They adopted a son, Roan Joseph Bronstein, in 2000.[131] Bronstein filed for divorce in 2003, citing irreconcilable differences.[132] The divorce became final in 2004,[133] with a judge ruling that Roan should remain primarily with Bronstein, with Stone receiving visitation rights.[132][134]

Stone adopted her second son, Laird Vonne, in 2005,[135] and her third son, Quinn Kelly Stone, in 2006.[113][136] As of 2018, Stone resides with her three sons in West Hollywood, California, in a home once owned by the actor Montgomery Clift.[137]

HealthEdit

Stone was hospitalized on September 29, 2001, for a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which was diagnosed as a vertebral artery dissection rather than the more common ruptured aneurysm, and treated with an endovascular coil embolization.[138]

ActivismEdit

In March 2006, Stone traveled to Israel to promote peace in the Middle East through a press conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres.[139] In 2013, she referred to Peres as her "mentor".[140] On October 23, 2013, Stone received the Peace Summit Award for her work with HIV/AIDS sufferers.[141]

In 2015, Stone was guest of honor at the Pilosio Building Peace Award in Milan.[142] She began an impromptu auction on stage in front of a crowd of CEOs from the construction industry and other dignitaries. She gained enough pledges to build 28 schools in Africa.[143]

Selected filmography and accoladesEdit

In a career spanning over four decades, Stone has had over one hundred acting credits in film and on television. She has won 10 awards from 41 nominations, including one Golden Globe Award (for Casino), one Primetime Emmy Award (for The Practice), and two MTV Movie Awards (for Basic Instinct). Her top-billing roles and most notable films as of 2019 include:[144][145]

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