Naked Instinct! Sharon Stone, 57, poses nude in Harper's Bazaar and reveals why she prefers fillers to plastic surgery to keep herself looking youthful
Sharon Stone bares her soul - and body - in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar.
At 57, the Basic Instinct star looks incredible, going nude in a series of tasteful black and white photos.
And during the interview the actress talked about why she prefers fillers over plastic surgery to keep herself looking youthful.
Stone, who is a spokesperson for the filler Restylane, also uses them in part after a 2001 stroke left her face damaged.
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Naked ambition: Sharon Stone poses nude for the September issue of U.S. Harper's Bazaar
After spending nine days in an intensive care unit, it took her two years to recover and learn to walk and talk again.
Speaking about fillers, Stone - who is mother to three adopted sons - told Harper's Bazaar: 'It's so common now for people to use fillers, it's almost like a beauty treatment.
'It's like you have mascara and a filler. And it's a far better alternative than having your face cut apart and ending up looking like you got sucked into a wind tunnel.'
In the accompanying photoshoot the Casino actress wears a serpentine Bulgari necklace and Tiffany & Co rings.
Bare essentials: The 57-year-old actress did opt for accessories though, seen here in Jimmy Choo shoes and a Tiffany & Co. necklace and rings
In another photo, she strikes a downward pose while sitting on the floor in only a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos.
Stone posed nude for Playboy in 1990 in a bid to prove to the industry that she could be sexy.
It worked, because two years later she scored the role of bisexual serial killer Catherine Trammel, starring alongside Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct.
Reflecting on the Playboy shoot, Stone said it was a calculated attempt to recast her image as a sex siren.
'Everybody said I wasn't sexy and I couldn't get jobs because of it,' she explained.
Role that made a star: Seen here in 1992 film Basic Instinct, in which she played a crotch-flashing, bisexual serial killer
Elsewhere in the Harper's Bazaar interview, the actress talked in depth about her battle to get back on top after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
Stone recalled how she felt unwell for three days, before being admitted to the emergency room back in 2001.
Not her first: Stone posed nude for Playboy in 1990 in a self-admitted calculated move to prove to the industry she could play the sex siren role
She lost consciousness soon after she was admitted and recalls the frightening conversations she had with the doctor when she came to.
'When I came to, the doctor was leaning over me. I said, "Am I dying?" And he said, "You're bleeding into your brain".
'I said, "I should call my mom," and he said, "You're right. You could lose the ability to speak soon."'
The doctors diagnosed a ruptured vertebral artery, which was repaired with 22 platinum coils.
Talking about how the stroke changed her life, Stone recalled: 'It took two years for my body just to absorb all the internal bleeding I had.
'It almost feels like my entire DNA changed. My brain isn't sitting where it used to, my body type changed, and even my food allergies are different.'
It was a long recovery; it tooks months for her to regain feeling in her leg. Her vision was also affected and didn't return to normal for years and she had to have therapy to correct her speech, after the stroke left her with a stutter.
But she says the health episode also made her 'more emotionally intelligent'.
'I chose to work very hard to open up other parts of my mind,' she said.
'Now I'm stronger. And I can be abrasively direct. That scares people, but I think that's not my problem,' she told the publication with a laugh.
Spokesperson: The actress is an advocate of fillers, which she uses in part after a 2001 stroke damaged her face. Seen here in a campaign for Restylane
'It's like, I have brain damage; you'll just have to deal with it.'
Getting back on top was tough, though, and while battling to recover, her marriage to second husband, journalist Phil Bronstein, crumbled. The divorce was finalized in 2004 and she lost custody of their adopted then-eight-year-old son Roan to him.
Then in 2010 - 15 years after scoring a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese's Casino - Stone was guest starring in TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - and couldn't remember her line.
She recalled: 'That was humiliating. Having worked with the finest people in the industry, I was like, "Wow, I'm really at the back of the line here. I'm wearing L'eggs panty hose, and in make-up they start out by putting this white primer on my face."
'I'm like, "This is so bad. What did I do to deserve this?"'
Back of the line: In 2010 Stone was guest starring in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but kept forgetting her lines. She recalled it was 'humiliating', pictured here on set with Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay
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