Sharon Stone Says Her 40s Were When She Was ‘The Most Beautiful’ And Talks About Being Forgotten

by Stephanie Kaloi

Sharon Stone has had a long, exciting career. After beginning her career in 1978, she was catapulted to superstardom in 1992’s Basic Instinct.

She recently gave an interview with Allure where she touched on age and health, noting that while her 40s were challenging, there “was something wonderful” about it. She went on to add, “I was a mom with three beautiful little boys. I was recovering from a massive brain injury, and I was in custody court constantly over my oldest child,” she said. “But there was something wonderful in that period of all those challenges. And even though no one wanted to date me — no one would want a woman that had little children — it was a period of reconciliation and change, and understanding myself.”

Sharon suffered from a stroke in 2001, and subsequently took two years off from acting to recover. In an earlier interview with Variety, Sharon said that she often felt forgotten. “People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind. From other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case, I don’t think anyone grasps how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover.”

Her health experience was scary at the time, and it took quite a while before Sharon was able to speak and move the way she did before the stroke. Her career rebounded after her break, and after starring in The Laundromat alongside Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas, she has several projects in the works for 2020-2021.

Sharon will be next seen in 2020’s What About Love.

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