• Kim Basinger is an iconic American screen actress
  • She rose to prominence in the 1980s with many films
  • Basinger was one of the biggest sex symbols of the decade

Kim Basinger was not only a film star, but was also one of the most beautiful women in the 1980s and was considered a sex symbol. But what is the actress actually doing today and how much has she changed? Born into a showbiz family, Kim received her first modeling contracts at a very young age.

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The future looked bright for Basinger even at the age of 17, when she won a beauty pageant in Georgia. She drew everyone's attention with her blond hair and bright smile. In the early 1970s, Basinger went to New York, where she signed a contract with the Ford Model Agency. Although she made a lot of money as a model, she soon wanted to try something else. Kim became interested in acting and began taking private lessons.

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