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Sharon Stone Has Still Got It: Recreates Basic Instinct Photo At 61

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In case you don't remember Basic Instinct was a 1992 film starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film follows a police detective, Nick Curran (Douglas), who is investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy rock star. During the investigation Curran becomes involved in a torrid and intense relationship with the prime suspect, Catherine Tramell (Stone), an enigmatic writer.

Even before its release, Basic Instinct generated heated controversy due to its overt sexuality and graphic depictions of violence.  Sharon took on the role of femme fatale and in a who in one iconic scene attempted to distract interrogation police by criss crossing her legs - without wearing any underwear. That scene is regarded as one of the most iconic moments in film history. In a 2006 interview, Stone alleged that parts of the scene that showed her lady parts as she crossed her legs was filmed without her knowledge.

Despite initial critical negativity and public protest, Basic Instinct became one of the most financially successful films of the 1990s, grossing $352 million worldwide.

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Sharon Stone Has Recreated The Image

The 61-year-old actress posed topless while floating in a swimming pool for the cover of May's Issue of "Vogue Portugal" ... and appears in a series of racy shots inside the mag too.

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"Quando comecei nesta ind�stria, o termo "�fuckable' era usado pelos executivos para ver se tinhas perfil para conseguir um papel. Os executivos do est�dio sentavam-se � volta de uma mesa e discutiam se cada uma de n�s era de facto "�fuckable'. Eles achavam que eu n�o era."� Sharon Stone para a Vogue de maio, nas bancas. No link da bio h� mais. __ "When I started in this industry, the term "�fuckable' was used by studio executives to evaluate if you had the profile to get a role. They would sit around a table and discuss wether each one of us was indeed "�fuckable'. They thought that I wasn't."� @sharonstone for @vogueportugal's may issue, on stands now. Tap the link in bio for more. #vogueportugal #sexissues #editorinchief @sofia.slucas #photography @branislavsimoncik #styling @paris_libby #makeup @missjobaker #hair @giannandreahair #words @sarovski #mayisue #outnow #nasbancas @lighthouse.publishing

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The provocative set includes Sharon in fishnets and stiletto heels -- legs spread wide open -- staring defiantly at the camera. The pose pays homage to her iconic 'Basic' scene in which she uncrosses her legs during a police interrogation to reveal she isn't wearing underwear.

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"� @vogueportugal Sharon Stone para a Vogue de maio, numa edi��o em que se quebram os #sexissues. Capa 02 de 02, a chegar �s bancas. No link da bio encontra tr�s das frases mais marcantes da entrevista exclusiva � atriz. __ @sharonstone for @vogueportugal's may issue, a number where #sexissues are broken. Cover 02 of 02, arriving stands. link in @vogueportugal bio for three of the most meaningful quotes from the exclusive interview with the actress. #vogueportugal #sexissues #editorinchief @sofia.slucas #coverartdirection @jsantanagq #photography @branislavsimoncik #styling @paris_libby #makeup @missjobaker #hair @giannandreahair #haircolorist @brooklynstephen #words @sarovski #mayisue #outnow #nasbancas @lighthouse.publishing #Maythe4thBewithYou

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Age is just a number folks! May we all be as blessed as Sharon has been.

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