The 57-year-old actress Sharon Stone is as stunning as ever in her recent photo shoot for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Stone sported nothing but high heels and jewelry, her confidence shining through the pages.
Although Stone’s fit figure as a woman more than half a century old is enough to draw attention, she also revealed some intimate feelings about her 2001 cerebral hemorrhage, a near death experience that brought her many challenges. This opening up has also sparked some buzz.
Stone took two years to recover from the internal bleeding caused by a brain aneurysm. She has only just recently begun discussing the whole experience. According to USA Today, she said, “It almost feels like my entire DNA changed. My brain isn’t sitting where it used to, my body type changed, and even my food allergies are different. I became more emotionally intelligent. I chose to work very hard to open up other parts of my mind. Now I’m stronger. And I can be abrasively direct. That scares people.”
My brain isn’t sitting where it used to, my body type changed, and even my food allergies are different….I can be abrasively direct. That scares people.
Stone described a scene during which a doctor informed her that she was bleeding into her brain. She told the doctor that she should call her mom, to which he replied, “You could lose the ability to speak soon.” Seattle Pi reported that the whole ordeal put Stone “at the back of the line” in terms of securing preferable acting positions.
Although Stone has made a terrific comeback, she says that she could still use some assistance in the romance department. “I don’t think men realize that I’m flirting,” said Stone. “They just think, ‘Oh, she’s fun!'” Stone asked her assistant whether people realize she is a heterosexual, given the abundance of lesbian friends she has.
What can we expect next from Stone? As a 57-year-old beaut who has navigated her way through an unforgiving industry even after nearly losing her life, it is obvious that her charisma and drive will keep her surprising us for many more years to come.