Kim Basinger was one of the biggest movie queens in the 1980s as she starred in the Bond movie Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery and was the object of Mickey Rourke’s affection in the sex drama 9 1/2 Weeks.
But in the past 20 years the 67-year-old blonde bombshell has become a bit of a recluse as she takes film roles only now and then.
But last week the icon was seen for the first time since ex-husband Alec Baldwin welcomed his seventh child in March. The SNL vet has six kids with wife Hilaria Baldwin and one with Kim.
On the town: Kim Basinger made a rare appearance in the Studio City, California neighborhood of Los Angeles last week after getting her hair done
Forever young: The cover girl had no wrinkles as she was seen makeup free with her blonde hair down and blown out nicely
The cover girl had no wrinkles as she was seen makeup free with her blonde hair down and blown out nicely.
The star had two-hour hair appointment in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Final Analysis star had on a white Levi’s T-shirt, gray sweats, black utility jacket, Adidas slides and a gray fedora hat. She added a watch with a thick black strap.
The actress, who starred in 1989’s Batman with Michael Keaton and 1992’s Cool World with Brad Pitt, also added nondescript black sunglasses. She also showed off a tattoo on the underside of her left lower arm.
Kim had on a wide band on her wedding finger too; she has been dating hair stylist Mitch Stone on and off since 2014.
Sizzling duo: Basinger was one of the biggest movie queens in the 1980s as she was the object of Mickey Rourke’s desire in the sex drama 9 1/2 Weeks from 1986
The Blind Date actress seemed to be in a serious mood as she chatted away on her speaker phone inside her car.
The Georgia native once confided to suffering from agoraphobia and keeps a low profile in her private life. ‘Fear has been something I’ve lived with my entire life, the fear of being in public places – which led to anxiety or panic attacks,’ said Basinger in the 2001 documentary Panic: A Film About Coping. ‘I stayed in my house and literally cried every day.’
But even so she has managed to star in a string of hits in recent years including Fifty Shades Freed, Fifty Shades Darker, Nocturnal Animals and The Nice Guys.
Kim, who won her Academy Award for her role in 2001 hit LA Confidential, has managed to stay away from awards shows and Hollywood parties in recent decades.
Sometimes she is seen with her Guess model daughter Ireland Baldwin, whose cousin is Hailey Baldwin.
Dressed down: The Final Analysis star had on a white Levi’s T-shirt, gray sweats, black utility jacket, Adidas slides and a gray fedora hat. She added a watch with a thick black strap
A nice burst of color: Kim’s purse was a red woven basket style that was stuffed with her personal belongings
In 2020 Ireland said she was celebrating six years of recovery from her eating disorders.
The 25-year-old model – who is the daughter of Alec and Kim – ‘struggled through’ many years of anorexia and bulimia but she’s proud to have overcome her issues and reassured others that they can do the same.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘Got a call from my old program yesterday… 6 years.’
In an accompanying video, she said: ‘Wanted to announce that today is the 15th of August, and today marks six years that I have been free of anorexia and bulimia and all of my other food compulsion and eating disorders that I have struggled through for many years.
‘And today marks six years. So, you can do it.’
Still a player: The Georgia native once confided to suffering from agoraphobia and keeps a low profile in her private life. But even so she has managed to star in a string of hits in recent years including Fifty Shades Freed, Fifty Shades Darker, Nocturnal Animals and The Nice Guys
Next for her: She has lent her vocal skills to the animated movie Back Home Again
Her cousin, Hailey, was among those to celebrate Ireland’s milestone. She commented: ‘YES! Love you!’
Ireland previously revealed that during the peak of her eating disorder she became reliant on ‘digestive pills’ and would ‘run until she couldn’t feel her legs’ after taking a bite of a meal. She recalled: ‘I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn’t feel my legs right before bed.’
The star believed her battle with anorexia – a serious mental illness where people are of low weight due to limiting their energy intake – started after she began modelling. She explained: ‘I used to read people’s comments when I first started modelling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run on a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes of ‘Friday Night Lights’ that I had on box set.’
Keeping her shades on: The actress – who starred in 1989’s Batman with Michael Keaton and 1992’s Cool World with Brad Pitt – wore black sunglasses too
Meanwhile, Hilaria welcomed her sixth child – daughter Lucia – with Alec in March 2020.
She came to the world via surrogate, just six months after Hilaria delivered their fifth child, Eduardo, herself.
And sources have now said it’s ‘pretty crazy’ for the couple – who are also parents to Carmen, seven, Rafael, five, Leonardo, four, and Romeo, two – to have two children who are just a few months apart, but they couldn’t be happier with their family.
Speaking to People magazine, an insider said: ‘For Hilaria, having two babies so close in age is pretty crazy, but she still loves it. Lucia is perfect. She fits right in. Alec and Hilaria are so happy and spending time bonding together as a family. Lucia’s big brothers and sister are all excited to have a new sibling.’
Hilaria, 37, previously thanked the ‘very special angels’ who helped bring Lucia into the world, where she also revealed her tot’s full name is Maria Lucia Victoria Baldwin.
The beauty posted a picture on Instagram of Lucia and Eduardo sharing a sweet cuddle, and said she felt so ‘fortunate’ to have welcomed her two youngest children after suffering a miscarriage in 2019.
A May/December couple: Kim was 30 and Sean Connery was 53 when they played love interests in Never Say Never Again in 1983
A big deal: She won an Oscar for her role in the 1997 movie L.A. Confidential (1997) with Russell Crowe as her costar
She wrote: ‘Our hearts are filled with so much gratitude. The Baldwinitos craved so much to have a little sister. Many of you may remember the loss of their sister at 4 months in the end of 2019. There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t ache for our daughter. When I found out our baby had died, I told our children that their sister was going to come, just not at that time. Nothing will ever replace her, but two wonderful souls have come into our lives, and we are humbled to know them.
‘Our children were brave during our time of tremendous grief—braver than us…and they held out hope. To experience and accept life’s ups and downs is challenging, but a reality that all of us have no choice but to receive and process. I have learned that often our children are wiser than we are and their wisdom has guided us.
‘Our rainbow baby, Edu, is such a blessing—we are overwhelmed by how fortunate we are to have him. We are living each day, bonding, and grateful for all of the very special angels who helped bring Lucía into the world.
‘María Lucía Victoria and Eduardo Pau Lucas: our babies who bring light into our lives—almost like twins, we love you so much.’
Just like mommy: Her only child, daughter Ireland, is a beauty just like mom Kim
The power couple of their age: Kim and Alec Baldwin during the 1999 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Arrivals at Morton’s Restaurant in Los Angeles, California
This weekend Hilaria shared it was hard to explain how she has two kids around the same age.
‘Whenever I meet people and they ask me my kids’ ages, I wait for their awkward moment when they calculate the age difference of my last two babies. I have yet to come up with the seamless way to explain it..it is such a wild story, that I haven’t quite mastered it yet…joking about it, definitely diffuses the situation.
‘What I do know is that I’m so existential now, becoming a mommy in this way, what makes us family, connected, communities…what makes us belong. The paths and nuances may be different, but the meaningfulness is what gives purpose to our existence. Not to sound too yoga schmoga, but it’s love, belonging, and acceptance…focusing on the soul and the being rather than the very outward simplicity of our shells or what we see others doing. Labels, shoulds and shouldnts, sometimes seem lazy and shortsighted to me now. How can we fit all of our being into limiting words? We are all on this path to connect and live our lives to their fullest capacity—acceptance is the greatest gift we can respect into each other.’
The clan: Meanwhile, Hilaria welcomed her sixth child – daughter Lucia – with Alec in March 2020. She came to the world via surrogate, just six months after Hilaria delivered their fifth child, Eduardo, herself