Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger was born on December 8, 1953. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the 1970s, Basinger moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career in television in 1976. She starred in several made-for-TV films, including a remake of From Here to Eternity 1979, before making her feature debut in the 1981 drama Hard Country. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn Bracken in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential.
Basinger came to prominence playing Bond Girl Domino Petachi in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again, opposite Sean Connery, and went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Memo Paris in The Natural (1984). She starred as Elizabeth in the controversial erotic romantic drama 9½ Weeks 1986 with Mickey Rourke, and as Vicki Vale in Tim Burton's blockbuster Batman 1989. For her role in L.A. Confidential, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn Bracken and also won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include I Dreamed of Africa 2000, 8 Mile 2002, The Door in the Floor 2004, Cellular 2004, The Nice Guys 2016.
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