View Full Version : Back to ‘Basic’: Fabulous and almost 50

04-01-2006, 12:54 PM
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It’s been about 14 years since Sharon Stone became an international movie star by crossing her legs. That simple move in 1992’s “Basic Instinct” revealed to the world more of an actress than had previously been shared with mainstream audiences, and it sent the multiplex hordes into a tizzy. It happened during an interrogation scene and boy, did she give up information. The money shot in question was not the result of a wardrobe malfunction, as would probably be claimed today, but rather a calculated wardrobe deduction.

The incident was a premeditated attempt to make an already sexy woman (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=sexy%20woman) appear even sexier — and it worked. Stone became a sensation, an uber-naughty Betty Grable of the ’90s, showing richer cheesecake than had ever been sampled, and she benefited from the attention with an appearance three weeks later on “Saturday Night Live” as well as prominent roles in films such as “Sliver” and “Casino,” the latter earning her an Academy Award nomination.