Sharon Stone became a household name in the ’90s particularly since the time she played the femme fatale, Catherine Tramell, in Basic Instinct. The role earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a motion picture. With her striking good looks, she was also renowned for her beauty over the years. Now at 64 years old, she’s opened up about embracing her age even if people she dates aren’t on board with it. The Sliver actress acknowledged to Vogue Arabia that she feels “women become invisible once we become moms and you’re 45 and people walk by you like you’re not there. Life doesn’t always make you feel like a winner as you grow older.”
But that hasn’t stopped her and brought her down. Despite people telling her otherwise, including the people she dates! When dating a younger man recently, he asked about her usage of Botox. “There were periods in the super fame when I got Botox and filler and stuff, and then I had this massive stroke and a nine-day brain hemorrhage and I had to have over 300 shots of Botox and filler to make the one side of my face come up again,” she explained. The experience changed Botox from a “cute luxury to some kind of massive, painful neurological need.” After that, she decided to never go near the procedure. When her younger partner asked her about getting work done, she told him “It would probably be really good for your ego and mine if I did.” She then said, “I saw him one more time after that and then he wasn’t interested in seeing me anymore. If you don’t see me for more than that, you’ll please find your way to the exit.” Even the end of the relationship isn’t breaking her spirits. At 64, she revealed that “this is the most exciting and creative period of my life,” she said. “I feel really, really happy. I’ve never been this joyful.”
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In 2021, the actress came out with her memoir titled, The Beauty of Living Twice. The mother-of-three shared some harrowing experiences in the book including one time, she and her sister, Kelly, were sexually abused by their grandfather. She told The New York Times that she and her sister decided to come forward with the story and “made this decision together” to reveal the abuse in Stone’s memoir. “We spoke to my mother and at first she was very stoic and wrote me a letter about how disconcerting all this information was. The whole pious, horrified, I-don’t-really-want-to-talk-about-it-directly kind of thing. Then my sister got loaded when my mom was staying with her and really went for it with my mom,” Stone continued. “And my mom had a major breakthrough. When I finished the book, I read it to my mother over a three-day period. And I had the flu at the time. I was in bed and she got in bed with me as I finished the book, and then I recorded an hour and a half of her talking,” she added. “And then I rewrote a lot of the book. That’s when I dedicated the book to her.”
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In the book, she wrote about the time when her grandmother forced her to watch her grandfather molest her five-year-old sister, reports Los Angeles Magazine. Stone was just 8 years old when it happened. “It’s a very weird thing when you’re a kid and the first experience you have of death is glee and relief. And emptiness,” she wrote adding that she tapped into the anger she felt toward her grandfather to play serial killer Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct. “To know that I was so angry that I would have loved to stab [my grandfather] to death,” she continued, “was incredibly freeing.” Despite life’s many challenges Stone continues to brave through.