With the release of the film 9 1/2 Weeks in 1986, Kim Basinger became a real sex symbol of the 1980s. If the film became a worldwide phenomenon, the private life of the actress was nevertheless impacted. Her playmate, Mickey Rourke had also admitted to having been very hard on her. “I was young and stupid at the time. We had all seen The Last Tango in Paris and we thought we could go further. Kim was very reserved. If I had to do it again, I would be very different”, he had confided in the media.
A complex shoot that affected the sentimental life of the actress who was then married to Ron Snyder. “I came home drained from the set. Emotionally, I had nothing more to give him”, she explained, so that the actress divorced in 1989. Over the years, the media lent her many liaisons with the singer Prince or Richard Gere. It was not until 1990 that she found love again in the arms of comedian Alec Balwin, with whom she co-starred in the feature film The Singer and the Billionaire in 1991. Two years later, the two Hollywood stars said “yes”. From their union was born a daughter, Ireland Eliesse Baldwin in 1995.
The couple will eventually separate and divorce, not without making the front page of the tabloids. The ex-lovers have been torn apart following a legal battle for custody of their daughter. The latter, now 27 years old, started modeling.
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