Who is Kim Basinger?

Kim Basinger is an American actress, singer, and former fashion model who has actively worked in the entertainment industry since 1976 to date. She initially began her career in modeling and following her success, she eventually started an acting career. Likewise, she is well-known for her acting role in ‘L.A. Confidential’ in 1998. She received her inspiration to join this field from her mother who groomed her. Though Kim was introverted and shy during her childhood, she grew into a confident young adult and is now popular for her stunning looks. Apart from this, she is also an animal rights supporter and is a vegetarian.

Quick Info
Full NameKimila Ann Basinger
ProfessionActress, singer, and former model
Birth Date8 December 1953
Birth PlaceAthens, Georgia, United States
Parents NameDonald Wade Basinger
Ann Lee
SpouseRon Snyder (1980-1989)
Alec Baldwin (1993-2002)
Children1 daughter- Ireland Eliesse Baldwin
Net Worth 2021$40 million
Height5 feet and 7¾ inches (172cm/ 1.72m)
Weight56 kg (123lbs)

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Kim Basinger’s real name is Kimila Ann Basinger. She was born on 8 December 1953 in Athens, Georgia, United States. Her father is Donald Wade Basinger, a musician and loan manager while her mother is Ann Lee who is a model, actress, and swimmer. She grew alongside her two older brothers and two younger sisters named Skip Basinger Jr, James Michael Basinger, Barbara Guyer, and Ashley Brewer. Additionally, she is currently 67 years old with a Sagittarius star sign.

Early Life/Education

Kim Basinger was an ardent student of ballet who loved dancing at the age of 3. As a child, she was an introvert and a shy kid who did not like social interactions in school. Eventually, she overcame her shyness in her mid-teens and started her involvement in school activities. Likewise, Kim’s early achievement includes her first break in an advertisement where she played alongside her own mother. Talking about her education, she attended the University of Georgia.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Kim Basinger holds an American nationality and as per her ethnicity, she is White. She belongs to the English, some German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant French ancestry. Besides, she stands 5 feet and 7¾ inches (172cm/ 1.72m) and weighs around 56 kg (123lbs). She has a slim body type. Moreover, she has a pair of blue-colored eyes and blonde hair color.


Kim Basinger has active social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@kim.basinger) has 120 thousand followers and her Twitter handle (@kimbasinger) has 11.4 thousand followers.

Personal Life 

Kim Basinger has dated different stars in her life. She dated Joe Namath, Tim Saunders, Jon Peters, Prince, Alexio Gamdara, Eminen, Mitchell Stone, and more celebrities. Likewise, she also married Ron Snyder in 1980 but they divorced in December 1989. Similarly, she again married Alec Baldwin on 19 August 1993. This couple has a beautiful daughter Ireland Eliesse Baldwin, born on 23 October 1995. But they also separated in 2002. She is currently single.

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Modeling and Music

Kim Basinger began her modeling career by successfully winning the Breck Scholarship which led her to join the modeling industry. She worked with her mother in an advertisement which is one of her biggest career turns. Likewise, she then worked with Ford Modelling Agency. During this time, she appeared on cover pages of various magazines, appeared in famous brands advertisements, etc. Some of the brands and companies that she endorsed are National Airlines, Bright Side shampoo, Yahama, Cover Girl, Maybelline, Revlon, and many more. Talking more, Kim also had an interest in singing. So she joined the ‘Greenwich Village’ club as a singer and gave various musical performances. Deep down, Kim also wanted to become an actress, so she chose acting and left behind her modeling and singing career to focus on her Hollywood dream.

Movies of Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger landed her debut film roles in the 1980s. Her first film role is ‘Hard Country’ in 1981. Likewise, she then appeared in movies such as ‘Mother Lode’ in 1982, ‘Never Say Never Again,’ and ‘The Man Who Loved Women’ in 1983, ‘The Natural’ in 1984, and ‘Fool for Love’ in 1985. Likewise, she also had roles in ‘No Mercy’ in 1986, ‘Nadine,’ ‘Blind Date’ in 1987, and ‘My Stepmother Is an Alien’ in 1988. Kim also worked under Tim Burton’s directional film ‘Batman’ as Vicki Vale in 1989. Similarly, during the 1990s, she appeared in a different film with versatile characters. She played in ‘The Marrying Man,’ ‘Final Analysis,’ ‘The Real McCoy,’ ‘Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter),’ and ‘L.A. Confidential’ which earned her the Oscar Award for supporting actress.

Kim also landed her roles in ‘Bless the Child’ in 2000, ‘People I Know’ in 2002, ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’ in 2004, and ‘The Sentimental’ in 2006. In the year 2008, she executively produced and acted in the thriller film ‘While She Was Out’ and also starred in ‘The Informers’ and ‘The Burning Plain’ the same year. Furthermore, Kim also appeared in ‘Charlie St. Cloud’ in 2010, ‘Black November’ in 2012, and ‘Third Person,’ ‘Grudge Match’ in 2013. She also played Claire Jacobs in ‘$ Minute Mile’ and Maria in ‘The 11 Hour’ in 2014. These two films starred Richard Jenkins, Analeigh Tipton, Kelly Blatz, Cam Gigandet, and Jordan Prentice. She also worked under Shane Black’s directional film ‘The Nice Guys’ in 2016. Moreover, her last played two movies are ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

TV Shows

Kim Basinger started her acting career from television where she landed her debut role in ‘Gemini Man’ as Sheila and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ as Linda in 1976. She eventually played small roles in ‘McMillan & Wife,’ ‘The Six Million Dollar Man,’ and ‘Dog and Cat’ in 1977. The next year, she played in two television movies name ‘The Ghost of Flight 401’ and ‘Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold’ in 1978. She also had a small role in two NBC series ‘From Here to Eternity’ in 1979 and ‘From Here to Eternity’ in 1980. After this, she directly appeared in ‘The Simpsons’ in 1998 where she had a voice role. She then was seen in ‘The Mermaid Chair’ in 2006 which is a television movie.

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Kim Basinger has received a total of 29 nominations out of which she won 10. She has won the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for her film ‘L.A. Confidential’ in 1997. Likewise, she has also received the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.

Net Worth of Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2021.