Actress Sharon Stone apparently believes that her on-screen seductive roles have drastically interfered with her off-screen love life in the real world.
According to Daily Mail, the 57-year-old Basic Instinct actress opened up in a recent interview about why she actually wishes that more guys would approach her.
“I wish more guys would throw themselves at me… People bought into the story that I’m a sex symbol but I’m not really… People are afraid of me.”
Sharon Stone has been acting professionally since the early 80s. However, her major role in the 1992 Paul Verhoeven-directed film Basic Instinct cemented her as a Hollywood sex symbol.
Stone’s performance as the enigmatic writer and prime murder suspect Catherine Tramell transformed her career and led to her being nominated for several awards — including the Saturn Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe.
Her iconic leg cross during the interrogation scene has been praised and even parodied numerous times in the 23 years that have passed since Basic Instinct first hit theaters.
sharon stone in basic instinct is my spirit animal
— doris® (@ladowis) May 31, 2015
I wanna do that thing that Sharon Stone does in Basic Instinct. No not THAT. When she stabs someone with an ice pick.
— LMaretta (@LMaretta) May 21, 2015
Two years before Sharon Stone blew audiences away as Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct, she took her first big stride towards becoming viewed as a kick-butt, take-no-prisoners sex symbol as Lori Quaid in Total Recall.
— PopcornMuncher.com (@munchingpopcorn) June 1, 2015
Perhaps the fact that Sharon Stone coincided the 1990 film release of Total Recall with her decision to pose nude for Playboy added to her sex symbol position in Hollywood even more.
Over two decades later, the impact of those two movies has apparently still affected Sharon Stone’s love life in the real world.
Sharon Stone married her first husband, producer Michael Greenburg, in 1984, shortly after meeting him on the set of The Vegas Strip War.
After separating in 1987, the couple finalized their divorce in 1990. Sharon later married Phil Bronstein on Valentine’s Day, 1998. The two remained husband and wife until Bronstein filed for divorce nearly five years later, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Nowadays, the gentlemen that are in Sharon Stone’s life are her three adopted sons — Roan, Laird and Quinn.
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