Kim Basinger is a professional actress, former model, and singer from the United States who made received success in her acting career after transcending from her fashion modeling career. She has received Oscar Awards for her performance in the film, L.A.

Quick Info 
Full NameKim Basinger
Date of BirthDecember 8, 1953
Birth PlaceAthens, Georgia, United States
ParentsAnn Lee Cordell
Donald Wade Basinger
ProfessionAn actress
Former fashion model
SpouseRon Snyder
Alec Baldwin
PartnersJoe Namath
Richard DeRose
Tim Saunders
Dale Robinette
Richard Gere
Phil Walsh
Alexio Gandara
Age 67 years
Height5' 6"
Weight56 kg
ChildrenIreland Eliesse Baldwin
Net Worth40 million dollars

Confidential is enough for every actress to represent themselves as a successful actress. She has played numerous films and television series and has established herself as one of the successful actresses of all time.

Kim Basinger
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What was Kim Basinger’s childhood like?

Kim was born on 8th December of 1953 in the consolidated city called Athens of Georgia in the United States. Her birth name is Kamila Ann Basinger and she is the daughter of model and actress, Ann Lee and loan manager and big band musician, Donald Wade Basinger. She grew up as a Methodist with her 2 older brothers and 2 younger sisters namely Skip, Mick, Barbara, and Ashley respectively.

When she was 3 years old, she took ballet classes, and later she joined the cheerleading team. She won Athens Junior Miss when she was 17 years old in Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant. Basinger then attended the University of Georgia with a view to pursuing an acting and singer career. But she changed her mind and went on to modeling. She earned 1k dollars per day but she confessed about not liking it. She took acting classes and also continued her singing in Greenwich Village clubs.

Kim Basinger turned 68 years old in December of 2021. Basinger’s nationality is American. She belongs to white ethnicity and has Scottish, German, French, Northern Irish ancestry. Her sexual orientation is straight. She has Sagittarius as her birth sign.


Body Measurement

 As a former model, she has always been concerned about her body weight. Kim Basinger’s height is 5 feet and 7 inches and her weight is about 56 kg. She has a slim body build with measurements of 34-24-35 inches. She possesses blonde hair and blue eyes. Her distinctive feature includes her high cheekbone and rounded chin.

Kim Basinger
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What is the relationship status of Kim?

Kim Basinger has dated a couple of handsome men in the past. She had a relationship with Joe Namath, Richard DeRose, Tim Saunders, Dale Robinette before tying her knot with Ron Snyder, a makeup artist in 1980. Tehri’s marriage lasted for 9 years and during those time, she was in a relationship with Richard Gere and Prince. She then dated Phil Walsh and Alexio Gandara in 1990. The same year, she tied her knot with actor, Alec Baldwin. She gave birth to her first child, Ireland Eliesse Baldwin in 1995 and got divorced in 2002. Since then, she has been rumored with singers, Eminem and Mitchell Stone.


Social media

Kim Basinger is an active social media user having over 11.4 thousand followers on Twitter and over 120 thousand followers on Instagram. She doesn’t hesitate to make her points regarding any political matter. She is also an animal rights supporter so we can see her Twitter posts filled with animal care activities and programs.


How Basinger started her Career?

After becoming a successful model for a couple of years and making an appearance in multiple cover magazines, she made her film debut in 1981 starring Jodie in the film, Hard Country. Before making her breakthrough in the entertainment industry, she starred and played small roles in a number of films like Nadine, Batman, Cool World, The Getaway, Final Analysis, The Real McCoy. She went on to earn an Academy Award in 1997 from L.A. Confidential for her performance as Lynn Bracken.


Kim Basinger then continued on making appearances in the film, Bless the Child, 8 Mile, The Door in the Floor, alongside Elle Fanning  Cellular, Even Money alongside Forest Whitaker, While She Was Out which she also contributed as executive producer, 4 Minute Mile, Fifty Shades Darker, and so on.


Television Shows

Basinger also made her appearance in many television series like Gemini Man alongside Clive Owen and Myko Olivier which was her first television debut, Charlie’s Angels, McMillian & Wife, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Dog and CatShe also voiced in an episode called “When You Wish Upon Star” of The Simpsons in 1998. In 2006, she starred in the television film, The Mermaid Chair as Jessie Sullivan. She has also appeared in the music video called “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” of the Rock band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


What many awards has Kim received?

In Kim Basinger’s life-long-acting career, she has received a total of 10 awards and 29 nominations. In 1997, she earned Oscars Awards for Best Supporting Actress after her performance in the film, L.A. Confidential. She also earned Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards all in 1997 and a number of nominations for her performance in L.A. Confidential. She received Golden Apples Award in 1991 for Sour Apple. She was awarded 3 Jupiter Awards for Best International Actress in 1987 for her performance in Blind Date, Nadine, and No Mercy.


In 1999, she was awarded Athena Awards for achievements in the cinematic arts. Basinger won the National Board of Review Awards for Best Acting by an Ensemble in 1994 after the film, Ready to Wear. In 2017, she received Razzie Awards for Worst Supporting Actress after the film, Fifty Shades Darker.


Kim Basinger received a Motion Picture Star in Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.

Kim Basinger
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Net worth

As of 2021, Kim Basinger’s net worth is estimated to be 40 million dollars. It is all thanks to her 44 years long career in the film industry that helped her to accumulate such a fortune. She has also earned a good sum from her modeling career and singing career. Apart from that, she has endorsed Diet Pepsi, Maybelline, Revlon, Yahama, Nestle’s Drumsticks ice cream, and for shampoos like Body on Tap shampoo, Breck shampoo, Bright Side shampoo, and also for Ivory soap, and many other brands.


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