Like many former Bond girls, Kim Basinger is known for her beauty in addition to her acting in a variety of blockbuster roles throughout her career.
Recently, however, many fans did not recognize the actress when she arrived at her daughter’s baby shower in minimal, natural make-up.
Could this be an intentional way to maintain anonymity?
Kim Basinger was a fan favorite in the 1980s, and I’m amazed that she’s lost nothing of her beauty & femininity since then, & despite all her problems.
She was phenomenal in L.A. Confidential, but sadly she hasn’t been in many good movies in the past 20 years. The stunning, Oscar-winning star fell off the radar, but she’s still active today – and the 69-year-old actress looks so different in head-turning new photos.
Kim Basinger’s daughter recently held her baby shower, and her proud mother arrived hand-in-hand with her current boyfriend.
The former fashion model and actress received a slew of comments online, both good and bad, for how different she appeared to look at the event.
As per usual, Kim arrived well-dressed in an elegant gray blazer and matching pants. She wore a black button-down and matching black shoes as well.
The actress is known for her agoraphobia, a fear of being in public. Rumors imply that her fear may stem from the supposed plastic surgery she has undergone.
Basinger has never confirmed or denied plastic surgery, but her daughter Ireland has come to her defense before. Ireland has spoken out to let the public know that her mother’s beauty is all-natural, especially in a 2012 Instagram post.
”Your skin care, workouts, and advice on eating healthy inspire me to do the same,” wrote Ireland in the caption.
Fans have argued this claim online, especially as photos of Basinger surfaced. One Instagram user said, “I don’t give two cents, but her daughter saying she’s done nothing is a lie.”
Some online made comparisons to the actress and other famous figures. Others pointed out how likely it is that the former star had gotten botox, lip fillers, and a facelift in the least.
In pointing out that the actress looked almost unrecognizable in pictures, certain users considered if this was deliberate and that Kim got work done in order to maintain anonymity. “Unrecognizable, rare sighting, maybe it’s on purpose to be left alone, ” one person remarked.
Even with all of the criticism, many users also still sympathized with the star and reminded others how challenging the demands and expectations in Hollywood can be, especially for older women.
Basigner, now 69, should not be held to the beauty standards of 20-year-old actresses, according to fans. Many complimented her recent appearance, and still, others pointed out that her daughter’s baby shower–held in a strip club–was far more important to discuss.
Kim’s daughter, Ireland, came in her first marriage to actor Alec Baldwin.
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin got married in 1993, and by 2002 they got divorced when Ireland was just 7. Basinger has kept much of her love life private since the pair’s messy divorce in 2002, where they battled over custody of Ireland.
She and Baldwin eventually came to an agreement and reignited a healthier truce. Basinger married make-up stylist Ron Snyder Britton, 15 years her junior, and the two divorced 8 years later.
While Britton wrote a memoir later accusing Basinger of cheating on him with frequent co-star Richard Gere, Bainger was characteristically quiet about the separation and any subsequent relationships.
She has, however, been more open with her current boyfriend in public. Outlets were even sharing photographs of the two in Hawaii before the boyfriend’s identity was later clarified as Mitch Stone.
The images showed the two enjoying their vacation, where they went for a swim and were later captured kissing each other. It was only later that the man in the pictures was identified as Stone, who is actually Basinger’s hairstylist.
Stone and Basinger gave dating a try after they realized how much they enjoyed spending time with one another during hair sessions. They have been dating for nine years now.
Things are looking bright for Basinger, who is also looking forward to soon becoming a grandmother. The shower for Ireland’s upcoming child was held in Jumbo’s Clown Room, a strip club in Hollywood.
The shower was themed after its venue, and Ireland later posted images from the party. She could be seen in a pink wig and black lingerie with dollar bills tucked into it.
The caption read, “Baby’s first strip club extravaganza.”
One of the photos posted showcased a sweet moment between mother and daughter, with Irland and Kim hugging one another.
Other names of note at the event included HIlary Duff, Rummer Willis, Sailor Brinkley Cook, and the father-to-be RAC. RAC is currently facing criminal charges, but this did not stop the couple from celebrating the life they have created.
How do you think Kim Basinger looks? We think she looks very different but still beautiful!
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