Sharon Stone, 61, talks being body shamed in her 20s ('they told me what was WRONG with my body') and why Basic Instinct would not work today

Sharon Stone has starred in over 40 movies - including the classic thriller Basic Instinct - but still has her movie star good looks.

And in Allure's November issue cover profile, the 61-year-old movie star talks with journalist Danielle Pargament about being happier than ever with her shape as she posed in a black bra and undies. 'I like my body so much more.... I'm so grateful to my body,' said the Casino star.

The Sliver star was so happy with the article she wrote on Instagram: 'Thank you to Allure and in particular to writer, Danielle Pergament, who was present for a real conversation.' 

Confidence: Sharon Stone has starred in over 40 movies -including the classic thriller Basic Instinct - but still has her movie star good looks

Confidence: Sharon Stone has starred in over 40 movies -including the classic thriller Basic Instinct - but still has her movie star good looks

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Stunning legs: And in Allure's November issue cover profile, the 61-year-old movie star talks with journalist Danielle Pargament about being happier than ever with her shape as she posed in a black bra and undies

Stunning legs: And in Allure's November issue cover profile, the 61-year-old movie star talks with journalist Danielle Pargament about being happier than ever with her shape as she posed in a black bra and undies

'When I was younger, everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body — too this, too that. 

'When I got on Basic Instinct, they hired a makeup artist that put on pounds of makeup every day, and every day I went to my trailer and took the makeup off. 

'But I wasn't allowed to choose my makeup artist, nor was my name [above the title] on the poster.'

Basic Instinct came out in 1992 and was a blockbuster. Her costar was Michael Douglas. a film industry vet.

Done with criticism: 'When I was younger, everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body — too this, too that,' said the siren

Done with criticism: 'When I was younger, everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body — too this, too that,' said the siren

Daring: In 1992 her film Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas came out and she shot to fame

Daring: In 1992 her film Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas came out and she shot to fame

Basic truth: Playing sexy but psychotic author Catherine Trammel shot her to fame instantly. The film was full of cocaine, nudity and sexiness. And Sharon thinks it could not be made today. 'I think Basic Instinct was made at the exact right moment in history because it captured all our fears and doubts and the moment of change of power for women'

Basic truth: Playing sexy but psychotic author Catherine Trammel shot her to fame instantly. The film was full of cocaine, nudity and sexiness. And Sharon thinks it could not be made today. 'I think Basic Instinct was made at the exact right moment in history because it captured all our fears and doubts and the moment of change of power for women'

Playing sexy but psychotic author Catherine Trammel shot her to fame instantly.

The movie was considered very risque as it was full of cocaine, nudity (that open legs shot during her interrogation made headlines) and sex.

And Sharon thinks it would not be made today.

'I think Basic Instinct was made at the exact right moment in history because it captured all our fears and doubts and the moment of change of power for women,' said the mother of three.

Times have changed: 'It's still an intriguing film, but could it be made now? I doubt that it would have any form of the sensationalism it had at the time,' added the former Playboy cover girl

Times have changed: 'It's still an intriguing film, but could it be made now? I doubt that it would have any form of the sensationalism it had at the time,' added the former Playboy cover girl

'It's still an intriguing film, but could it be made now? I doubt that it would have any form of the sensationalism it had at the time,' added the Pennsylvania native. 

'When I began my career, there were only two ways we were allowed to sit: cross at the ankles or ankles under the chair,' she said.

Interestingly, her favorite age was her 40s, not her 20s and 30s. 

'My 40s were so beautiful. I couldn't work because women, once they got to be 40, were not given jobs in Hollywood,' she said.

'I was a mom with three beautiful little boys. I was recovering from a massive brain injury, and I was in custody court constantly over my oldest child. 

Not all easy: She also touched on her stroke which changed her life: 'I've been unbelievably famous. And to go from that to the complete obscurity of neurological ICU — people don't know what it's like to learn that lesson, and the falsehoods of false power,' said the star

Not all easy: She also touched on her stroke which changed her life: 'I've been unbelievably famous. And to go from that to the complete obscurity of neurological ICU — people don't know what it's like to learn that lesson, and the falsehoods of false power,' said the star

'But there was something wonderful in that period of all those challenges. And even though no one wanted to date me — no one would want a woman that had little children — it was a period of reconciliation and change, and understanding myself. It was my period of the biggest change, but the period where I thought I was the most beautiful.'

She also touched on her stroke in 2001 which changed her life: 'I've been unbelievably famous. 

'And to go from that to the complete obscurity of neurological ICU — people don't know what it's like to learn that lesson, and the falsehoods of false power.' 

Still stunning on a red carpet: Here she is seen with Rufus Wainwright at the LA Premiere of Roadside Attraction's Judy at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on September 19 in Beverly Hills

Still stunning on a red carpet: Here she is seen with Rufus Wainwright at the LA Premiere of Roadside Attraction's Judy at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on September 19 in Beverly Hills

And Stone also confesses that she was warned fame would not last, though she has obviously proven that is not true as at 61 she is busier in Hollywood than ever. Next is the film What About Love and she is in two TV series: The New Pope and Ratched.

'I was very lucky. So many of the women who had been famous before me were so good to me,' she said.

'Faye [Dunaway] and Shirley MacLaine — they told me it won't last forever, enjoy every minute of it.'

And Stone admits she is still working on herself: 'I think when I was young, it was my ambition. It was so intense. Taking off the tough veneer and telling the truth has been my latest mission.'

And she also shared some wisdom for her fans: 'When we're young and we're so driven by the follies of our youth, sometimes we can miss some of the great beauty and wonder of the simplicity of every day.'

 

Sharon Stone, 61, says 'everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body'

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