Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger (born December 8, 1953 in Athens, Georgia) is an American actress, singer, and former fashion model.
She is known for her portrayals of Domino Petachi, the Bond girl in Never Say Never Again, and Vicki Vale, in Batman (1989). Basinger received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture nomination for her work in The Natural. She won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in L.A. Confidential (1997). Basinger also acted in the movies 9½ Weeks (1986), I Dreamed of Africa (2000) and 8 Mile (2002).
Kim Basinger films with pages on TV Tropes:
- Never Say Never Again (1983)
- The Natural (1984)
- Fool for Love (1985)
- 9½ Weeks (1986)
- Blind Date (1987)
- My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)
- Batman (1989)
- The Marrying Man (1991)
- Cool World (1992)
- The Getaway (1994)
- L.A. Confidential (1997)
- Bless the Child (2000)
- 8 Mile (2002)
- Cellular (2004)
- The Sentinel (2006)
- Charlie St Cloud (2010)
- Grudge Match (2013)
- The Nice Guys (2016)
- Fifty Shades films (2017 — 2018)
- Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
- Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
Tropes associated with Kim Basinger's work:
- Creator Couple: Was famously married to Alec Baldwin from 1993 to 2002, when they worked together on two films, The Marrying Man (1991) and the remake of The Getaway (1994).
- Creator Killer: Ironically, a film she didn't make. She originally verbally agreed to appear in Boxing Helena, then backed out of it after reading the script. She was sued, lost, declared bankruptcy, and her next major project was L.A. Confidential, five years later. Given the destruction the film wrought on the people who were actually in it, one could argue that Basinger made the right call in spite of the damage it did to her career.
- Ms. Fanservice: Often, most notably in 9½ Weeks. (Ireland Baldwin is very much her mother's daughter in this respect.)
- Screaming Woman:
- In No Mercy (1986), when Eddie Jillette (played by Richard Gere) is driving her off the docks into the water.
- Also, in Mother Lode (1982), when Ian McGee (played by Charlton Heston) grabs her by her right hand out in the woods, and again when her friend, Jean, is almost pulled down to his death by Ian's evil brother, Silas.
- There are numerous YouTube compilations of her high-pitched screaming in Batman. Not for nothing one of the starring credits in Honest Trailers' take on that film is "Vicki Vale Screaming".