1. Sharon Yvonne Stone is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model.
2. Stone first came to attention for her role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 sci-fi thriller Total Recall before achieving international recognition with her starring role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven.
3. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her performance as Ginger McKenna in the crime drama film Casino , directed by Martin Scorsese.
4. She received further acclaim and Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in the 1998 drama The Mighty and the 1999 comedy The Muse.
5. In 2004, Stone won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in The Practice.
6. She has also appeared in such movies as the crime drama Alpha Dog .
7. In 2005, she was named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.
8. Stone was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Dorothy , a tool and die manufacturer and factory worker.
9. She has a sister, Kelly, and two brothers, Michael and Patrick Stone.
10. She graduated from Saegertown High School in Saegertown, Pennsylvania in 1975. In 1977, Stone left Meadville, moving in with an aunt in New Jersey.
11. While living in Europe, she decided to quit modeling and become an actress.
12. French director Claude Lelouch cast her in Les Uns et les Autres , starring James Caan. She was on screen for two minutes and did not appear in the credits.
13. In 1983, she appeared in the short-lived sports-themed television series Bay City Blues, playing Cathy St. Marie, the wife of baseball player Terry St. Marie played by actor Patrick Cassidy.
14. Stone played a starlet who breaks up the marriage of a successful director and his screenwriter wife.
15. In 1988, she played Janice Henry for the filming of the miniseries War and Remembrance.