How Much is Kim Basinger Worth?
Kim Basinger is not just a beautiful blonde with alluring blue eyes, but also a wealthy woman, who owns $36 million net worth. Many people worldwide envy her incredibly successful fate. After all, this woman started from scratch and earned her multi-million dollar fortune, working hard from morning till night and making right decisions. But Kim herself has repeated in her interviews that she has nothing in common with her screen image of a tender stupid blonde in real life. On the contrary, the actress calls herself “an incredibly unfeminine person”. Most of her money Basinger earned as an actress. Look at her salary for some of her movies!
Kim Basinger Salary from Movies by Year (estimated by TheRichest):
|1997 (for the role in “L.A. Confidential”)||$3 million|
|2000 (for the role in “I Dreamed of Africa”)||$5 million|
In addition Kim earned enough as a model. She endorsed several popular brands like Pepsi, Merrill Lynch bank etc. What did Kim do to become one of the highest-paid actresses in 90-s?
Kim Basinger’s Way On Top
Kim was familiar with show business since her childhood. Her father earned his living as a jazz musician, and her mother was a dancer and model. It is hard to tell, whether small Basinger dreamed to become an actress. She was a withdrawn child and her parents even took her to a psychiatrist to test her mental health. But everything has changed, when the girl turned 16. She became incredibly beautiful, and even occupied the first place at the Athens Junior Miss Contest. She moved to New York after graduation in order to become a model.Tall and slim hottie was noticed immediately and signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. Basinger earned some part of her wealth due to numerous appearances on fashion magazines’ covers.
She posed nude for Playboy and her hot look was eagerly accepted with the public. After that Kim left modeling in order to become an actress. The young women visited numerous auditions, but still couldn’t get the role. Finally she was cast in the series “McMillan & Wife”. Kim Basinger’s play was valued high by critics. Her salary popped up like crazy. She earned $125, 000 for her play in “Hard Country”. Two years later she portrayed the Bond girl in “Never Say Never Again” for $250, 000. Several years later she got $1 million for “No Mercy”. Finally, her salary for “Batman” was $3 million.
The blonde had been enjoying her high earnings till 1993. That year Kim lost everything. She filed for bankruptcy.