Kim Ann Basinger popularly referred to as Kim Basinger is an American born actress, singer and erstwhile fashion model. Following the success of her modelling career in New York in the 70’s, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career which turned out to be successful as well. For her hard work in her acting career, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in one of the best selling movies she appeared in.
Here, you will learn all about her bio, age, daughter, husband; without leaving out her net worth as well as her much talked about feet and height.
Bio of Kim Basinger, Age
Kim was born in Athens, Georgia on December 8, 1953, as the third of five children born to Ann Lee and Donald Wade Basinger who were both entertainers in their time. Ann was a model, dancer, actress and swimmer who featured in a lot of films at that time while her husband Donald was a musician, loan manager and former US soldier. Kim Basinger has two brothers, James Michael and Skip and two sisters Ashley and Barbara. Their ancestry includes a mix of English, German, Swedish, and Scots-Irish.
Growing up, Kim who described herself as an extremely shy kid and young adult studied ballet from a tender age of 3 till her mid-teens at which time she had become less shy and more confident about herself. She later joined her school’s cheerleading team and at the same time, competing in America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant which she won at the city level and was crowned Miss Athens Junior. She ended up not winning this competition at the state level, however, but it was enough to give her a statewide publicity.
This led to her being offered her first modelling contract with Ford Modelling Agency but young Kim, however, turned it down to pursue her singing and acting interest in the University of Georgia. This wasn’t for long though as she gave it a second thought and decided to commit to the modelling contract.
As a model, the multi-talented entertainer then earned about $1000 daily but she never considered the money worth the stress she puts herself in daily. Even though she found it demanding and extremely exhausting to keep up with, it didn’t deter her from being a popular face of brand advertisement in the 1970’s. She was shown everywhere and it seemed no product will sell except it has been advertised with Kim, she was also featured on magazine covers and never for once in this whole time left acting and singing totally. She modelled, attended acting classes at a playhouse in her neighbourhood and also performed as a club singer in Greenwich Village.
After 5 years as a model, she left to pursue her acting interest in Los Angeles which blossomed much to her favour and pleasure. Kim Basinger acted in many popular movies like Hard Country, Mother Lode; The Natural Fool For Love, No Mercy and many other popular movies at the time.
Family: Husband, Daughter
She married Ron Snyder-Britton on October 12, 1980, who she met while working on the film Hard Country. The two, however, separated in November 1988 when Kim Basinger left to date Jon Peters. With Jon, they lasted a couple of months and parted ways by December 1989. She briefly dated Prince and had an affair with Richard Gere (while filming No Mercy, 1986) as claimed by her first partner Synder in his memoir Longer Than Forever
She married her second husband Alec Baldwin on August 19, 1993, after acting the movie The Marrying Man where they acted as lovers to each other. The two were together until February 3, 2002, before they finalized their divorce. In the course of their union, Kim Basinger bore their daughter Ireland Eliesse Baldwin on 23rd October 1995.
Ireland was born in Los Angeles and just like her mother, she is an actress and a model. She has a younger half-sister named Carmen and two half-brothers named Rafael and Leonardo from her father’s second marriage to Hilaria Thomas, a yoga instructor.
Kim has certainly had a good career and is still very much active in the industry. For her hard work and dedication in making movies, modelling as well as singing and other ventures which gives her money, her net worth is put at $36 million.
Feet and Height
Being a model certainly means you are exceptionally beautiful and pleasant for the eyes to behold. Coming with these attributes are body stats which can be said to be ideal and this is where Kim is found.
She has an hourglass shape despite being a bit advanced in age, stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 173 cm. Her body mass is a well-regulated 53kg or 123 pounds in weight.
For clothing, Kim Basinger wears a US shoe size (feet size) of 8, while her dress size is size 6 US. She wears a bra size of 34B. Her waist size is 24 while her hip size is 35. This leaves her with a body measurement of 34-24-25.