Kimila Ann Basinger was born on 8 December 1953, in Athens, Georgia USA. She is one of the most famous and successful actresses in the flim industry. In addition to this, Kim is known as a former fashion model. Kim is best known for her appearances in such movies as “8 Mile”, “Batman”, “Never Say Never Again” and many others. Kim has been working in the movie and television industries for more than 40 years, and she is one of the most experienced actresses. In addition to her appearances in various movies, Kim has appeared in numerous television shows. Despite the fact that she is now 61 years old, she still continues her career and is working on new projects.
So how rich is Kim Basinger? It is estimated that Kim’s net worth is $36 million, the main source of this sum of money is her appearances in television shows and movies. The proof that Kim is one of the most acclaimed actresses is numerous awards that she has received or has been nominated for: Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award and others. Kim’s career as a fashion model also made a huge impact on the growth of her net worth. If Kim continues her acting career there is no doubt that her net worth will become higher.
Kim Basinger Net Worth $36 Million
Kim’s mother was a model and an actress, so there is no surprise why Kim chose the same career path. When she was just a small girl, she started learning ballet and was very successful at this. Later Basinger decided to try modeling, and participated in various beauty pageants. At the same time she became interested in acting and was unable to decide which career path was the best for her. Although Basinger was very good and acclaimed as a model, she herself did not particularly like this work and finally decided to focus on becoming a professional actress. At the beginning of her career, Kate appeared in such television shows as “Charlie’s Angels”, “Katie; Portrait of a Centerfold”, “McMillan & Wife” and others. This was the time when Kim’s net worth began growing. In 1981 Kim appeared in the movie called “Hard Country”, but despite the fact that she had appeared in various television shows, her name was still not very famous, until 1983 when she received a invitation to act in the film entitled “Never Say Never Again”. The success of this movie not only made Kate famous but also added to her net worth. While making this movie, Kate worked together with Sean Connery, Max von Sydow, Bernie Casey, Klaus Maria Brandauer and others. Soon Basinger received more and more roles to portray different types of character. In 202 Kim appeared in another acclaimed movie called “8 Mile”, which added a lot to Kim’s net worth. Recently Kim has been working on the movie called “The Nice Guys”, which will be released in 2016. Hopefully, this film will also become acclaimed and successful, and then maybe her fans will soon be able to see her working on other movies.
To talk more about Kate’s personal life, it can be said that she was married twice. Her first husband was Ron Snyder(1980-89) and the second to Alec Baldwin(1989-92); unfortunately, both her marriages ended in divorce. Kate has one child with Baldwin. Kate is also an active supporter of animal rights and has participated in various events. Finally, Kim Basinger is one of the most successful and talented women actors. During her career, she has appeared in various movies and television shows and now she knows all the peculiarities of the industries. Hopefully, she will continue her career for a long time.
Her last name is often mispronounced, so when she appeared with husband Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live (1975) on NBC, he asked her during the opening monologue how to pronounce it. In seriousness, she answered "BAY-sing-ger," with the final syllable used with a hard "g" as in "go".
When she reneged on her verbal agreement to star in Boxing Helena (1993) in 1993, the producers sued her for breach of contract and a jury ordered her to pay over $8 million, which ultimately forced Basinger to declare bankruptcy. Her appeal was ultimately accepted.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36.
Her grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. She is also of German, Irish, and Swedish ancestry.
Loved the movie My Fair Lady (1964) and the "Loverly" song in it, which prompted her dad to encourage her to enter local Junior Miss pageant and sing the song as her "talent." She didn't win, but later did succeed in competition to become the 'Breck (shampoo) Girl." This led to career as Ford model, then to acting.
Her father was an introspective, classically trained trumpeter, while mom was a flamboyant, extroverted housewife Kim describes as "Lucy-like".
Studied ballet from age of 3 to mid-teens.
As a school child, she suffered from crippling shyness preventing her from reading aloud or answering questions in class.
Her agoraphobia could keep her housebound for up to six months at a time, before she received therapy to combat it.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#40). 
[on performing nude scenes] I thoroughly enjoy it, actually.
[on kissing in the movies] There's an absolute art to it. You have to think it's as good as what's coming later.
[on Sean Connery] I fantasize about riding an Arabian horse bareback with him along a sandy beach. We fall naked to the ground and, as the horse wanders off along the water's edge, we make passionate love in the moonlight. It always leaves me hot and bothered -- I just love the man.
[on her 1989 divorce from Ron Snyder] I wanted to end the marriage many years before that but didn't know how to do it. I didn't want to hurt him.
You have to be a little unreal to be in this business.
My hand still shakes when I sign autographs. I still go and sit in the movies like everyone else and look up there and go "God! Movie stars! Wow!" And I'm in this business. I walk out there just fascinated and I always want to stay like that. I'm just a little kid going to these movies and I don't ever want to change.
I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
I think any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road.
I work in a strange business, and trust is a word that's not even in the vocabulary.