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Academy Award-Winning Film Actress and Former Fashion Model

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Kim Basinger was the daughter of a big band musician father and a mother who had been a silver screen swimmer alongside movie star, Esther Williams, in those classic MGM Technicolor spectacles. Young Basinger studied dance to overcome her shyness, and by the time she was a teenager, she was entering local beauty pageants, which eventually led to a slot in the National Junior Miss Pageant and an offer to model with the acclaimed Ford Agency in New York City.

Basinger harbored hopes of being a singer or an actress, but accepted the offer and headed to New York with hopes that modeling might help her get her foot in other doors. Over the next five years, she found steady and lucrative work as a cover girl and in hundreds of ads, including a stint as the face (and hair) of Breck shampoo. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse during this time, and in 1976, finally decided to focus on acting with a move to Los Angeles.

Due in large part to her buxom body and unique look, Basinger's acting career began right away, with guest appearances on shows like "Starsky & Hutch" and "Charlie's Angels." She landed a regular series TV role as a cop in the short-lived ABC series "Dog and Cat" in 1977, and a title role in the TV movie "Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold," which helped establish her image as a model-turned-actress. The following year, she was cast as a prostitute in an Oscar-winning role originated on the big screen by Donna Reed in the 1979 miniseries remake of "From Here to Eternity" and its short-lived series spin-off the following year.

Her career gained momentum in 1983 after she appeared as Bond Girl, Domino Petachi, in Sean Connery's return to OO7 form in "Never Say Never Again." It did not hurt that she promoted the film with a nude layout in Playboy magazine, further raising her profile. After co-starring with Burt Reynolds in Blake Edwards' remake of "The Man Who Loved Women," Basinger upped the ante with a supporting role as the femme fatale who romances Robert Redford in "The Natural. In the first of several collaborations with director Robert Altman, she played Sam Shepard's half-sister in an adaptation of the playwright's Off-Broadway hit "Fool for Love."

The actress found a better showcase of her talents, balancing the va-voom with a sweet vulnerability, in her role as voluptuous Vicki Vale, love interest for Michael Keaton's "Batman."

After marrying Alec Baldwin in 1993, the newlyweds teamed up for a remake of Steve McQueen's "The Getaway." That same year, Basinger was quite good as a pushy fashion reporter in Robert Altman's "Ready-to-Wear (Pret-a-Porter)." The actress then took a much-needed three-year hiatus, which included giving birth to a daughter, Ireland. Back in the game, she triumphantly returned to films with "L.A. Confidential." Critics lauded the film and Basinger in particular, with the actress riding this acclaim all the way to a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1998.

Basinger appeared in the HBO documentary "Panic: A Film About Coping," where she admitted that she suffered from panic attacks and agoraphobia, which could cause her to hole up at home for up to six months at a time. With a bit of public sympathy in her corner following the admittance of her disorder, Basinger fought to bring attention back to her career, delivering a run of excellent onscreen performances. She re-teamed with director Hanson to star as Eminem's troubled mother in "8 Mile," a fictionalized telling of the hip-hop artist's rise from the streets of Detroit. She followed up with a role opposite Al Pacino in the PR-minded, scandal mongering "People I Know." In the John Irving adaptation "The Door in the Floor," Basinger co-starred with Jeff Bridges as a couple whose painful loss causes them to exist in a constant state of quiet emotional war. She then appeared opposite Chris Evans in "Cellular," and again in "The Mermaid Chair."

Basinger also starred in two higher profile projects, starting with "The Informers," based on the short stories of Bret Easton Ellis. She teamed up with Charlize Theron that same year to star in the family drama "The Burning Plain," the directorial debut of screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga.

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    Booking fees for Kim Basinger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kim Basinger, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kim Basinger for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Basinger for your next private or corporate function.
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Kim Basinger

Academy Award-Winning Film Actress and Former Fashion Model

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Kim Basinger Biography

Kim Basinger was the daughter of a big band musician father and a mother who had been a silver screen swimmer alongside movie star, Esther Williams, in those classic MGM Technicolor spectacles. Young Basinger studied dance to overcome her shyness, and by the time she was a teenager, she was entering local beauty pageants, which eventually led to a slot in the National Junior Miss Pageant and an offer to model with the acclaimed Ford Agency in New York City.

Basinger harbored hopes of being a singer or an actress, but accepted the offer and headed to New York with hopes that modeling might help her get her foot in other doors. Over the next five years, she found steady and lucrative work as a cover girl and in hundreds of ads, including a stint as the face (and hair) of Breck shampoo. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse during this time, and in 1976, finally decided to focus on acting with a move to Los Angeles.

Due in large part to her buxom body and unique look, Basinger's acting career began right away, with guest appearances on shows like "Starsky & Hutch" and "Charlie's Angels." She landed a regular series TV role as a cop in the short-lived ABC series "Dog and Cat" in 1977, and a title role in the TV movie "Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold," which helped establish her image as a model-turned-actress. The following year, she was cast as a prostitute in an Oscar-winning role originated on the big screen by Donna Reed in the 1979 miniseries remake of "From Here to Eternity" and its short-lived series spin-off the following year.

Her career gained momentum in 1983 after she appeared as Bond Girl, Domino Petachi, in Sean Connery's return to OO7 form in "Never Say Never Again." It did not hurt that she promoted the film with a nude layout in Playboy magazine, further raising her profile. After co-starring with Burt Reynolds in Blake Edwards' remake of "The Man Who Loved Women," Basinger upped the ante with a supporting role as the femme fatale who romances Robert Redford in "The Natural. In the first of several collaborations with director Robert Altman, she played Sam Shepard's half-sister in an adaptation of the playwright's Off-Broadway hit "Fool for Love."

The actress found a better showcase of her talents, balancing the va-voom with a sweet vulnerability, in her role as voluptuous Vicki Vale, love interest for Michael Keaton's "Batman."

After marrying Alec Baldwin in 1993, the newlyweds teamed up for a remake of Steve McQueen's "The Getaway." That same year, Basinger was quite good as a pushy fashion reporter in Robert Altman's "Ready-to-Wear (Pret-a-Porter)." The actress then took a much-needed three-year hiatus, which included giving birth to a daughter, Ireland. Back in the game, she triumphantly returned to films with "L.A. Confidential." Critics lauded the film and Basinger in particular, with the actress riding this acclaim all the way to a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1998.

Basinger appeared in the HBO documentary "Panic: A Film About Coping," where she admitted that she suffered from panic attacks and agoraphobia, which could cause her to hole up at home for up to six months at a time. With a bit of public sympathy in her corner following the admittance of her disorder, Basinger fought to bring attention back to her career, delivering a run of excellent onscreen performances. She re-teamed with director Hanson to star as Eminem's troubled mother in "8 Mile," a fictionalized telling of the hip-hop artist's rise from the streets of Detroit. She followed up with a role opposite Al Pacino in the PR-minded, scandal mongering "People I Know." In the John Irving adaptation "The Door in the Floor," Basinger co-starred with Jeff Bridges as a couple whose painful loss causes them to exist in a constant state of quiet emotional war. She then appeared opposite Chris Evans in "Cellular," and again in "The Mermaid Chair."

Basinger also starred in two higher profile projects, starting with "The Informers," based on the short stories of Bret Easton Ellis. She teamed up with Charlize Theron that same year to star in the family drama "The Burning Plain," the directorial debut of screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga.

Kim Basinger Videos

  • Kim Basinger Time-Lapse Filmography ( 1970 - 2015 ) One of the ...
  • How Kim Basinger Keeps Looking Incredible at 60 - YouTube
  • Kim Basinger winning Best Supporting Actress - YouTube

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  • How to book Kim Basinger?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kim Basinger for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kim Basinger, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kim Basinger or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kim Basinger?

    Booking fees for Kim Basinger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kim Basinger, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kim Basinger?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kim Basinger for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Basinger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kim Basinger or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kim Basinger or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kim Basinger is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kim Basinger for your event is available upon request. Kim Basinger generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charlize Theron, Ellen DeGeneres, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Amy Smart. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kim Basinger for an upcoming event.

Kim Basinger Speaker Videos

  • Kim Basinger Time-Lapse Filmography ( 1970 - 2015 ) One of the ...
    How Kim Basinger Keeps Looking Incredible at 60 - YouTube
  • Kim Basinger winning Best Supporting Actress - YouTube
    Kim Basinger Looks Fabulous At 63 In Time For 'Fifty Shades Darker ...

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