Posted by Nicky in Aug 06,2016 with No Comments
Hollywood actress, model and philanthropist Sharon Stone speaks to us about women in Hollywood, being sexy at 58 and starring in Airfield’s S/S16 campaign
“I like myself and my body. Being nude to me means having fun – fun with myself and my looks.” Twenty-four years after her legendary performance in Basic Instinct and Sharon Stone is still unafraid to bare all and this is why at nearly 60, she is as sexy as ever. Recently landing the role in Austrian fashion label Airfield’s S/S16 campaign, the American actress exudes confidence and glamour as a jet-setting woman in a series of striking images that show off the brand’s latest range – comprising a hybrid of classic, tailored pieces with more relaxed, sporty styles and elegant, evening numbers.
For Sharon Stone, being sexy is not simply about looking great (although this is something she has fortunately never struggled with). “Only women who feel good about themselves and have self-confidence can also be sexy,” she argues. “Sexiness comes from deep inside. It’s the feeling of being present, having fun and liking yourself enough.”
Despite her status today as one of the most desirable women in film of all time, this was surprisingly not the case from the outset. Growing up in Pennsylvania, Stone began her career as a model, winning a beauty pageant in her native hometown before moving to New York to pursue modelling further. During the 1980s, she made a number of TV appearances before being given her breakthrough role in Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi film, Total Recall (1990). However, the actress has always insisted that it wasn’t until she posed nude for Playboy that the industry woke up to her sex appeal. Moments later, Verhoeven starred her in the erotic thriller, Basic Instinct, which catapulted her into Hollywood stardom. Read the rest of this entry »