Sharon Yvonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, voice actress, film producer, and former fashion model. Stone first drew attention for her role in the miniseries War and Remembrance (1989) and early mainstream prominence followed with her part in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall (1990). She became a sex symbol and rose to international recognition when she starred as Catherine Tramell in another Verhoeven film, the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992), for which she received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s Casino (1995). She received two more Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in The Mighty (1998) and The Muse (1999).
Named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2005, Stone’s other notable film roles include Sliver (1993), The Specialist (1994), The Quick and the Dead (1995), If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), Catwoman (2004), Broken Flowers (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Bobby (2006), Lovelace (2013), and Fading Gigolo (2013). Stone has made guest-appearances in The Practice (2004), winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, and in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010). She starred in the short-lived series Agent X (2015).
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