The first time I noticed Sharon Stone was in the Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick "Total Recall" (1990);
I thought she looked fantastic. After that, for some reason, my interest cooled... but still, it's hard to deny that
she's a beautiful woman. She's also a MENSA member, meaning that her I.Q. has tested in the top two percent. In
fact, she was given a scholarship to Edinboro University (Pennsylvania) when she was just fifteen! She studied fine
arts and creative writing before becoming a successful model and advertising fixture by the time she was 21. Her screen
debut was in a Woody Allen movie, "Stardust Memories" (1980), but "Total Recall" was what really put her on the map.
It set her up to be Michael Douglas' femme fatale in "Basic Instinct" (1992), which brought her fame (and a Golden Globe nomination) and
some better parts. In 1995, she was given a leading role in Martin Scorsese's "Casino", which won her a
Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination. Later, she earned another Golden Globe nomination for 1999's "The Muse".