Kim Basinger Biography


Kim Basinger

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Birth Name: Kim Basinger
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age:   64 Years
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Golden Globes, USA winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Kim Basinger is a famous actress and former model from United States and she is popular for portraying her role in the movies like L.A. Confidential and 8 Mile. Born as Kimila Ann Basinger in Athens, Georgia, United States of America to Ann Cordell and Donald Wade Basinger, Kim was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of English, German, Scottish, Swedish, Native American and Irish descent.

On 12th of October 1980, Kim got married to Ron Snyder-Britton.  Ron Snyder-Britton is a makeup artist and they met for the first time on the set of Hard Country. They were having romantic married life but it came to an end in 1989.

Within few months Kim was seen having love affairs with Alec Baldwin. They also played the lovers role in romantic comedy movie, The Marrying Man and they got married on 19th of August 1993. They also welcomed their only child in 1995. She also got divorced with him in 2002.

Shy and lonely as a child, Kim began studying Ballet dance from the age of 3 but when she reached in her mid teens, she became more interested in her mother's profession and she became the school cheerleader and at the age of 16, she began modeling. During her early days, she earned the salary of $1,000 a day but she began losing her interest in modeling. In 1976, she officially quit modeling and she began acting in the television series, Gemini Man. The following year, she appeared in The Six Million Dollar Man and then in 1981, she played her debut feature film, Hard Country. Her net worth is said to be around $36 million.

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Born in Athens, Georgia

1953 8th of December

Born as Kimila Ann Basinger in Athens, Georgia, United States of America to Ann Cordell and Donald Wade Basinger, Kim was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of English, German, Scottish, Swedish, Native American and Irish descent.

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Began studying ballet

1956

Shy and lonely as a child, Kim began studying Ballet dance from the age of 3. She continued taking the ballet classes till her mid teens. When she was 15, she also became interested in cheerleader and then she joined the school cheerleader team.

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Was named Athens Junior Miss

1971

At the age of 16, she she began modeling and within a year, she took part in several events like America's Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant and Athens Junior Miss. She was also crowned with the later title. 

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Quit modeling

1976

During her early days, she earned the salary of $1,000 a day but she began losing her interest in modeling. She also appeared on the cover of several magazines and also appeared as the Breck Shampoo girl. But she didn't enjoy modeling and in 1976, she officially quit modeling. 

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Began her acting career

1976

The end of her modeling career was the beginning of her acting career. In 1976, she officially quit modeling and she began acting in the television series, Gemini Man. The following year, she appeared in The Six Million Dollar Man. 

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Married to Ron Snyder-Britton

1980 12th of October

With the start of 1980, news about her dating and love life became public in the media and on 12th of October 1980; Kim got married to Ron Snyder-Britton.  Ron Snyder-Britton is a makeup artist and they met for the first time on the set of Hard Country. 

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First feature film, Hard Country

1981

After making her television appearance in about a dozen of television series, she finally wins her debut feature film role in 1981 and that was in the movie, Hard Country. She played the role of Jodie in this movie.

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Divorced with Ron Snyder-Britton

1989 30th of December

Though she had healthy married life with Ron Snyder-Britton for about seven years, their married life changed the direction and she finally filed for divorce at the end of 1988 and they dissolved it on 30th of December 1989.

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Won Walk of Fame

1992 8th of July

Kim Basinger who is known for her voluptuous figure, lisp and breathless voice was honored as the Star on the Walk of Fame on 8th of July 1992. She was honored with this award for her contribution in the Motion Picture.

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Married to Alec Baldwin

1993 19th of August

Within few months after she dissolved her first married life Kim was seen having love affairs with Alec Baldwin. They also played the lovers role in romantic comedy movie, The Marrying Man and they got married on 19th of August 1993.

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First child, Ireland Eliesse Baldwin

1995 23rd of October

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1995. She and her ex husband, Alec Baldwin welcomed their only child together on 23rd of October and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Ireland Eliesse Baldwin. 

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Appeared in LA Confidential

1997

It took her only a year to earn her name and fame as a model but it took her more than a decade to finally reach that level as an actress. Since 1976, she appeared in more than 30 movies and television series till the end of 1996 but she only reached the prominence as an actress in 1997 after playing the role of Lynn Bracken in the movie, L.A. Confidential. 

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Won Academy Awards, USA

1998

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor for every actors and actress if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 1998 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

1998

Till now, she has been nominated in Golden Globes, USA for two different times and out of these two nominations, she has been honored only once. She was honored with this award for the first time in 1998 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

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Divorced with Alec Baldwin

2002 3rd of February

Her decade of married life with actor, comedian and producer, Alec Baldwin also came to an end with the start of 2000s. At the end of 2000, they began living separately and they finally dissolved their married life on 3rd of February 2002.

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