Sharon Stone started her career as a model, eventually making the transition to actress. Her first acting role was as an extra in a Woody Allen film, Stardust Memories. Stone had her big break with her notorious role in Basic Instinct.
Stone has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame for her successful acting career. She won an Emmy for her performance in The Practice and a Golden Globe for her role in Casino. Stone has been recognized on an international scale for not only her acting career but also her modelling. She posed nude in Playboy and was named by People as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.