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Sharon Stone Net Worth, Bio, Awards and Earnings

What is Sharon Stone’s net worth?

Sharon Stone is an American actress, producer, and former model who has a net worth of $40 million. Sharon Stone seemed to appear out of nowhere in 1992, when her no-holds-barred performance in “Basic Instinct” catapulted her into the spotlight.  She had already enjoyed a successful modeling career, and had turned a few heads with roles in film and television projects such as, “Magnum, P.I.”, “T.J. Hooker”, “War and Remembrance”, and “Total Recall”.  However, it was “Basic Instinct” that put her on the map internationally, and made her one of the most popular actresses of the 90s.

Sharon went on to appear in a range of film and television roles, receiving an Oscar nomination for her work in “Casino”, and an Emmy Award for her guest starring role on “The Practice” in 2003.  She was also nominated for multiple Golden Globes, and, interestingly, has also won three Razzie Awards for Worst Actress. Her career slowed down somewhat in the early 2000s, after she underwent surgery for a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a form of stroke that involves bleeding in the area surrounding the brain.

Early Life

Sharon Vonne Stone was born on March 10, 1958, in Meadville, Pennsylvania.  Stone was considered academically gifted as a child and entered the second grade when she was five years old. She graduated from high school in 1975. While attending the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Stone won the title of Miss Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and was a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania. One of the pageant judges told her to quit school and move to New York City to become a fashion model.

Modeling and Early Acting Career

In 1977, Stone left Pennsylvania and moved to New Jersey to live with an aunt. She signed with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York four days later and went on to appear in a number of television commercials for fast food restaurants and cosmetics companies. In the 1980s Stone decided she wanted to give up modeling to pursue acting and landed a small role in Woody Allen’s film “Stardust Memories.” Her next, larger role was in 1984 in the film “Irreconcilable Differences'” Throughout the remainder of the 80s, she appeared in “Action Jackson,” “King Solomon’s Mines,” “Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold,” “Above the Law,” and “War and Remembrance.” In 1990, Sharon Stone’s career took a jump when she appeared in “Total Recall “with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Success

In 1992 she starred alongside Michael Douglas in the career-defining film “Basic Instinct.” Following the film, Stone was named one of People’s 50 most beautiful people. In 1995 she won her first Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture for her role in “Casino.” Her next two projects in 2004 and 2006, “Catwoman” and “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction,” did very poorly at the box office.

In 2000, Stone starred opposite Ellen DeGeneres in the HBO television film “If These Walls Could Talk 2,” portraying a lesbian trying to start a family.  In 2003; she appeared in three episodes of the television legal drama “The Practice.” Stone won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work on “The Practice.”

Stone appeared in 2006’s “Alpha Dog” The film premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was an arthouse success.  She was part of the ensemble cast 2006’s “Bobby” In April 2010, Stone made guest appearances in four episodes of” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” portraying Jo Marlowe, a former cop turned prosecutor.

Notable Salaries

Sharon Stone, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable and talented actresses, has enjoyed an illustrious career marked by critical acclaim and significant financial success. Throughout her career, she has commanded impressive salaries for various film roles, particularly during the height of her popularity. Some of her notable earnings include a staggering $13.6 million for “Basic Instinct 2,” $6 million each for “Last Dance” and “Diabolique,” and a comparatively modest $500 thousand for the original “Basic Instinct.” These numbers reflect both Stone’s talent and the demand for her star power across different years and film projects.

Total Earnings for these films alone: $40.6 Million

Please note that these figures represent only a selection of Sharon Stone’s earnings from a few films out of her hundreds of projects, and do not account for her complete career earnings. Also please note that when you adjust the number below for inflation, they are significantly more valuable in today’s dollars.

Sharon Stone Earnings

  • Basic Instinct 2 (2006): $13.6 Million
  • Last Dance (1996): $6 Million
  • Diabolique (1996): $6 Million
  • Casino (1995): $2 Million
  • The Specialist (1994): $5 Million
  • Intersection (1994): $5 Million
  • Sliver (1993): $2.5 Million
  • Basic Instinct (1992): $500 Thousand
Sharon Stone Net Worth, Bio, Awards and Earnings

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Personal Life

In 1984, Stone met television producer Michael Greenburg on the set of “The Vegas Strip War,” a TV movie he produced and Stone starred in. They married that same year. Greenberg also produced the 1986 movie, “Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold,” which Stone appeared in. They separated in 1989 and divorced in 1990.

In 1993, Sharon was filming the movie “Sliver” which was written by Joe Eszterhas, the same writer behind “Basic Instinct.” One of Joe’s friends William MacDonald, was also one of his regular producers on his films. One day Joe told Bill to visit the set so he could meet Sharon. Within days of meeting, Sharon informed Bill that she was in love with him. Furthermore, she claimed that her psychic told her that the two had been lovers in a previous life. Bill at this point was recently married to a woman named Naomi. They had actually been together for 10 years, and unbeknownst to him, she was also pregnant. Nevertheless, Bill left his new bride, moved in with Sharon and soon proposed. Sharon accepted but the relationship was over within a year, She returned the engagement ring via FedEx. In the aftermath of it all, Naomi spent some time living at home with her parents in Ohio where she unfortunately had a miscarriage. She then moved in with Joe Eszterhas and his wife Geraldine in Marin County, California. At some point Joe and Naomi had an affair and by 1994 the Eszterhas marriage was over. Joe and Naomi married and are still together today.

In 1994, Sharon herself became engaged to Bob Wagner, the first assistant director on the 1994 film “The Quick and the Dead.” Stone and Wagner never married.

On Valentine’s Day 1998, Stone married “San Francisco Examiner” and later “San Francisco Chronicle” executive editor Phil Bronstein. They adopted a son, Roan Joseph Bronstein in 2000. The couple divorced in 2004 and Bronstein retained primary custody of Roan. Stone had visitation rights.

Sharon Stone sadly suffered a stroke in 2001 when she was 43. She had to completely learn to speak again after the stroke.

In 2005, Stone adopted a son, Laird Vonne Stone. In 2006, she adopted another son, her third, Quinn Kelly Stone.

Sharon Stone, inspired by the former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, went back to the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016 to complete her degree.

Sharon Stone Net Worth, Bio, Awards and Earnings

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Real Estate

In recent years Sharon Stone has resided with her three sons in Beverly Hills, California, in a home once owned by the actor Montgomery Clift. Sharon bought the property for $3.2 million in March of 1995 following her breakout role in “Basic Instinct.” Today the 10,500 square foot mansion is likely worth $12-15 million.

She formerly lived in a different mansion in Beverly Hills. The main house of this mansion had 6,500 square feet, four bedrooms, a massive living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, an eat-in kitchen, a suite for live-in staff, and a library with a fireplace. The guest house contains two more bedrooms, a private gym, and a media room. There are eight and a half bathrooms spread out between the two buildings. Sharon Stone’s former Beverly Hills house also features a large swimming pool in the backyard, a spa, a tennis court, and a covered parking area that can accommodate up to 14 vehicles. She took an almost $4.5 million loss when it sold for $6.575 million.

In 1998, at the absolute peak of her fame and financial success, Sharon and then-boyfriend Phil Bronstein paid $6 million for an 8,500 square foot mansion in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood. After divorcing, they sold this property for $13 million.

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