This 62-year-old actress's life is full of curiosity.In 1981, Basinger posed for a famous nude pictorial for Playboy, which didn't appear for two years, until she used it to promote her breakthrough role as the Bond girl Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983), where she starred opposite Sean Connery.
In his review of the film, Gary Arnold of The Washington Post said Basinger "looks like a voluptuous sibling of Liv Ullmann and has a certain something.”
Basinger said her subsequent Playboy appearance led to further opportunities, such as Barry Levinson's The Natural (1984), co-starring Robert Redford, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Basinger is a vegetarian and an animal rights supporter. She has posed for anti-fur advertisements by PETA
• 1989: Hollywood Affair, produced by Prince; Sabotage Records EPs • 1989: The Scandalous Sex Suite EP with Prince, Warner Bros. Records
• 1991: Too Hot to Handle EP: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (to The Marrying Man), produced by Tim Hauser;Hollywood Records