- Fri Jan 29, 2016, 12:50 AM GMT
The erotic film is on the verge of signing the 62-year-old actress to portray Christian Grey's former lover and first 'teacher.'READ MORE
Born in Athens, Georgia, on December 8, 1953, Kim Basinger pictured herself as extremely shy and lonely child. Studying ballet at age 3, she began developing self confidence in her mid-teens and successfully auditioned for her school cheerleading team. By the time she was 16 years old, she began modeling and won several modeling competitions, as a result of which was offered a contract as Ford Modeling Agency model. She initially turned down the offer to pursue singing and acting career, but changed her mind soon thereafter and went to New York for a career as a model.
After appearances in hundred of ads and numerous cover girl gigs, Basinger relocated to Los Angeles to act. She initially landed minor parts on TV features and films, like "McMillan & Wife", "Charlie's Angels", "Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold", "From Here to Eternity", "Hard Country", and "Mother Lode". Her big break approached through her portrayal of Bond girl Domino Petachi in the 1983 "Never Say Never Again". Posing nude for Playboy as an attempt to promote the film, she was offered bigger parts in future projects, naming two most famous were "The Natural", for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination, and "9½ Weeks".