Kim Basinger Celebrity

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Birth Place: Athens, GA

Birthday: December 8, 1953, Sagittarius

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Ancestry is a mixture of Swedish, German and Cherokee Indian.
  • Competed in the Junior Miss Athens pageant in 1971; crowned Georgia's Miss Breck that same year.
  • Signed to a modeling contract by fashion mogul Eileen Ford in the early 1970s.
  • Appeared in ad campaigns for Breck, Maybelline, Clairol and Revlon.
  • Posed for Playboy magazine in 1983.
  • In 1989, bought the town of Braselton, GA, with a group of investors.
  • Met future husband Alec Baldwin on the set of 1991's The Marrying Man; they were wed from 1993 to 2002. They later engaged in a very public battle over custody of their daughter, Ireland.
  • Is an animal-rights activist and vegetarian.

Awards

  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1997, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ann Basinger — Mother
  • Alec Baldwin — Ex-husband
  • Ron Snyder-Britton — Ex-husband
  • Mick Basinger — Brother
  • Skip Basinger — Brother
  • Don Basinger — Father
  • Ashley Basinger — Sister
  • Barbara — Sister
  • Ireland Baldwin — Daughter

College

  • Attended University of Georgia, Athens, GA; attended the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, New York, NY