Kim Ann Basinger, popularly known as Kim Basinger, is an American-born actress, singer, and former fashion model. After the success of her modeling career in New York in the 1970s, she moved to Los Angeles to continue her acting career, which also proved to be successful. For her hard work in her acting career, she won an Oscar as a best-supporting actress in one of the best-selling movies she starred in.
Here you can find out all about her biography, her age, her daughter, her husband; without forgetting her fortune as well as her much talked about feet and her height.
Bio of Kim Basinger, Age
Kim was born on December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, the third of five children of Ann Lee and Donald Wade Basinger, who were both entertainers in their day. Ann was a model, dancer, actress, and swimmer who appeared in many films at the time, while her husband Donald was a musician, credit manager, and former US soldier. Kim Basinger has two brothers, James Michael and Skip, and two sisters, Ashley and Barbara. Her ancestry includes a mixture of English, German, Swedish and Scottish Irish.
Kim, who described herself as an extremely shy child and young adult, studied ballet from her tender age of three until the middle of her teens when she became less shy and more confident. She later joined her school’s cheerleading team and at the same time took part in the Miss America’s Junior Miss Scholarship competition, which she won at the city level and was crowned Miss Athens Junior. In the end, she didn’t win this competition at the state level, but it was enough to give her nationwide publicity.
This led to her being offered her first modeling contract with the Ford Modeling Agency, but young Kim turned it down to pursue her interest in singing and acting at the University of Georgia. This did not take long, however, as she reconsidered and decided to take the modeling contract.
As a model, the multi-talented entertainer then earned about $1000 a day, but she never considered the money value for the stress she was exposing herself to on a daily basis. Even though she found it exhausting and extremely stressful to keep up, this did not stop her from being a popular face of brand advertising in the 1970s. She was shown everywhere and it seemed that no product sold unless it was advertised with Kim, she was also featured on magazine covers and never once in all that time did she completely abandon acting and singing. She posed, took acting lessons in a playhouse in her neighborhood, and also performed as a club singer in Greenwich Village.
After 5 years as a model, she left the city to pursue her acting interest in Los Angeles, which flourished for her benefit and pleasure. Kim Basinger starred in many popular movies such as Hard Country, Mother Lode; The Natural Fool For Love, No Mercy, and many other popular films of the time.
Family: Husband, Daughter
On 12 October 1980, she got married to Ron Snyder-Britton whom she met while working on the movie Hard Country. But the two separated in November 1988 when Kim Basinger left Jon Peters until today. With Jon, they held together for a few months and separated in December 1989. She met briefly with Prince and had an affair with Richard Gere (during the shooting of No Mercy, 1986), as her first partner Synder wrote in his memoirs Longer Than Forever
She married her second husband Alec Baldwin on August 19, 1993, after they had acted as lovers in the movie The Marrying Man. The two were together until February 3, 2002, before they finalized their divorce. During their relationship, Kim Basinger gave birth to her daughter Ireland Eliesse Baldwin on 23 October 1995.
Ireland was born in Los Angeles and, like her mother, is an actress and model. She has a younger half-sister named Carmen and two half-brothers named Rafael and Leonardo from her father’s second marriage to Hilaria Thomas, a yoga teacher.
Kim has certainly had a good career and is still very active in the industry. Her net worth is estimated at $36 million for her hard work and dedication to filmmaking, modeling, singing, and other ventures that make her money.
Feet and Height
Being a model certainly means that you are exceptionally beautiful and pleasing to the eyes. These attributes are connected with body statistics that can be called ideal, and this is exactly where Kim can be found.
Despite her advanced age she has the shape of an hourglass and stands at a height of 173 cm (5 feet 8 inches). Her body mass is a well-regulated 53 kg or 123 pounds.
As clothing Kim Basinger wears a US shoe size (foot size) of 8, while her dress size is US size 6. She wears a bra size of 34B. Her waist size is 24, while her hip size is 35. This gives her a body size of 34-24-25.