In 2001, Sharon Stone was rushed to the hospital with a stroke and a subsequent cerebral hemorrhage that lasted nine days. She emerged alive but limping, stuttering and unable to read; her marriage to journalist Phil Bronstein fell apart and she lost custody of their adopted son, Roan. Now, 14, years later, Stone is talking to Harper's Bazaar about that devastating time in her life and how it's made her stronger.
At a panel promotioning Women's Brain Health Initiative in Beverly Hills, the actress moderated a wide ranging discussion that featured medical reveals, cocktails and one answer to the age old question 'Can women have it all?' "Walk with me," Sharon Stone says as she moves toward the front door of Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night after moderating a panel for the Women's Brain Health Initiative. The door opens and just as she steps foot onto Camden Drive pavement, the sidewalk lights up with flashbulbs from nearly a dozen paparazzi.
In two months time Sharon Stone will be 60, and she’s still as beautiful and as alluring as she was 26 years ago when she uncrossed her legs in Basic Instinct. But what separates her from other femme fatales is her elegance. She’s still one of the classiest dames around. After a decade of being written off by Hollywood, she’s making an amazing comeback, starring in Steven Soderbergh’s ground breaking new HBO mini series, Mosaic.