Arguably, Sharon Stone’s nude pose on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine proves she’s aging in reverse.
It’s been over two decades since Stone wowed fans with her leggy, sexy onscreen appeal. And, in 2006, Sharon’s reprisal of the iconic role didn’t disappoint. Today, the 57-year-old actress put it all on the line by stripping down completely naked on the current issue of Harper’s.
Sharon looks amazing in several black and white snaps of her wearing nothing but her birthday suit, some fashionable bling, and a pair of strapped Jimmy Choo heels. And, word is, Stone posed assuredly for the naked photoshoot moments after snacking on a brownie.
— Harper’s Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus) August 14, 2015
Stone is gearing up for Agent X, a TNT series where she stars in the role of Vice President of the United States. She is also the project’s executive producer. Today, she’s in a good place in her life, is at the helm, and displays an aura of confidence seen when she shot to stardom in the 1992 film.
However, for a moment, Sharon struggled through a dark period in her life. As she explains in the Harper’s Bazaar interview, Stone faced a near-death experience in 2001 from a worrisome aneurysm that ruptured, causing her brain to bleed over nine tense days.
She eventually recovered, but for several years she had to learn how to speak again. During that time, she lost her husband to divorce and the custody of her adopted son, Roan, eight at the time of the split. ETOnline says from the looks of her Harper’s nude shoot, Sharon Stone’s holding up pretty good.
“When I came to, the doctor was leaning over me. I said, ‘Am I dying?’ And he said, ‘You’re bleeding into your brain.’ I said, ‘I should call my mom,’ and he said, ‘You’re right. You could lose the ability to speak soon.’ I was hemorrhaging so much that my brain had been pushed into the front of my face,” she says, according to USA Today.
“It took two years for my body just to absorb all the internal bleeding I had. It almost feels like my entire DNA changed. My brain isn’t sitting where it used to, my body type changed, and even my food allergies are different. I became more emotionally intelligent. I chose to work very hard to open up other parts of my mind. Now I’m stronger. And I can be abrasively direct. That scares people, but I think that’s not my problem. It’s like, I have brain damage; you’ll just have to deal with it.”
As many people grapple with the reality of changing bodies as they get older, Sharon Stone insists that posing naked for Harper’s Bazaar wasn’t difficult at all. In fact, compared to her Playboy series, she says it was a walk in the park.
“I’m aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks but I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we’d all be having a hard day today.”
Ironically, the mom of three says she is having difficulty landing suitors. As amazing as she looks at nearly her sixth decade of life, Stone says she has to draw first blood. Stone says she is “straight,” but many wonder about her sexuality. According to a previous Inquisitr report, Sharon admits she wants more guys to ask her on dates.
“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.”
Laura Brown, Harper’s‘ executive editor, quipped about how Sharon Stone’s nude shoot made her a de facto matchmaker. When the magazine teased the cover, the men showed up like the Running of the Bulls.
— Laura Brown (@laurabrown99) August 14, 2015
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