Sharon Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model.
Sharon Stone first achieved international recognition for her role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven. For her performance in Casino, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. She received further acclaim and Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in The Mighty and The Muse. In 2004, Stone won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in The Practice. She has also appeared in such movies as Alpha Dog, Bobby and, most recently, Lovelace.
For many years, Stone maintained that she had an IQ of 148 and was a member of Mensa, but in April 2002, she admitted she was not, and had never been, a member of that society. Jim Blackmore of Mensa said, “It’s delightful to finally see Ms. Stone admit that she’s not and never has been a member of our society.” Blackmore admits Stone may be as clever as many like to think. He says, “My gut feeling is that she would definitely qualify. But that’s just based on what we’ve been told by other individuals.”
In March 2006, Stone traveled to Israel to promote peace in the Middle East through a press conference with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. In 2013, she referred to Peres as her “mentor”. On October 23, 2013, Stone received the Peace Summit Award for her work with HIV/AIDS sufferers