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Since her starring role in Basic Instinct, the top grossing film of 1992, SHARON STONE has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading ladies.

Stone received an Academy Award nomination and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in Martin Scorsese's Casino in which she starred opposite Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. This Universal release, set in the world of Las Vegas casinos in the 1970s, depicted a story of greed, betrayal and a struggle that transformed the legendary gaming capital.

Previously, Stone starred in and served as co-producer on TriStar's The Quick and the Dead opposite Gene Hackman, directed by Sam Raimi. She also co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the blockbuster action thriller, The Specialist. Stone's other film credits include Intersection with Richard Gere, directed by Mark Rydell for Paramount, and the psychosexual thriller, Sliver, directed by Phillip Noyce and co-starring William Baldwin and Tom Berenger, also for Paramount.

Born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Stone is the second of four children. Long before she became a commercial model, she demonstrated a driving interest in acting, which she pursued throughout her schooling, studying privately with a drama teacher.

After winning several local beauty pageants and writer a scholarship to Edinboro College where she majored in creative writing and fine arts (with a minor in art history), Stone began a modeling career. She was immediately signed by Eileen Ford in New York and was soon modeling throughout the world.

Before her success in Basic Instinct, Stone garnered attention as the secret agent masquerading as Arnold Schwarzenegger's loving wife in Total Recall, directed by Paul Verhoeven, who also directed Basic Instinct.

Her first (albeit fleeting) film appearance was as the blond goddess glimpsed at by Woody Allen on a passing train in Stardust Memories.

Stone's first major film role was in Irreconcilable Differences, playing the conniving young actress-girlfriend of Ryan O'Neal.

Previously, Stone starred in the gripping prison drama Last Dance for Disney/Touchstone directed by Bruce Beresford, co-starring Rob Morrow. She recently starred in Sphere with Dustin Hoffman and Samuel L. Jackson, directed by Barry Levinson, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.

Last fall, Stone starred in and executive produced The Mighty for Miramax Films. Stone receive a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a mother of a disabled child, played by Kieran Culkin. Harry Dean Stanton and Gena Rowlands co-starred in this film. Also last year, she starred in the remake of John Cassavettes' Gloria directed by Sidney Lumet for Columbia TriStar.

This summer, Stone stars opposite writer/director Albert Brooks in USA Films' The Muse. This wry comedy pokes fun at Hollywood and co-stars Andie MacDowell and Jeff Bridges. She recently completed filming "Miss Conception" a segment of HBO's upcoming If These Walls Could Talk 2. Stone stars opposite Ellen DeGeneres. "Miss Conception" is directed by Ann Heche and will air on HBO in 2000.

Stone is currently in Vancouver filming Beautiful Joe. This romantic comedy teams Stone with Billy Connolly and i

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