Kim Basinger Was Suspended From Her Elementary School Talent Show After She Stripped

Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger


Basinger received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture nomination for her work in The Natural (1984). The third of five children, she has two brothers, Mick and Skip, and two sisters, Ashley and Barbara. She was suspended from her elementary school talent show after she stripped down to a bikini and sang “The Game of Love.” When Basinger was 16, she started modeling by winning the Athens Junior Miss contest.

Kim Basinger Then Won The Title Junior Miss Georgia

Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger


Her father, Donald Wade Basinger, was a big band musician and loan manager who as a U.S. Army soldier landed in Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944). Her mother, Ann (née Cordell), was a model, an actress, and a swimmer who appeared in several Esther Williams films. Basinger’s ancestry includes German, Swedish, Irish and Native American, and she was raised a Methodist. She spent most of her childhood studying ballet from about the time she was three to her mid-teens. She then won the title “Junior Miss Georgia”. She was then cast as a prostitute in From Here to Eternity (1979), in which she starred alongside Natalie Wood. She made her theatrical film debut in Hard Country (1981) with Jan Michael Vincent, followed by Mother Lode (1982) with Charlton Heston.