The actress shared the details of the horrifying phase in her memoir, "The Beauty of Living Twice".
Sharon Stone is sharing painful memories of her past in her memoir The Beauty of Living Twice where she disclosed a particular dark phase in her childhood. The popular sex symbol revealed how she and her sister, Kelly, suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather. The 63-year-old actress discussed her memoir with The New York Times where she recalled the horrifying incident. Both she and her sister decided to divulge the abuse to the world. The sisters also discussed their decision with their mother.
The Basic Instinct actress told the outlet, "We spoke to my mother and at first she was very stoic and wrote me a letter about how disconcerting all this information was. The whole pious, horrified, I-don't-really-want-to-talk-about-it-directly kind of thing. Then my sister got loaded when my mom was staying with her and really went for it with my mom," Stone continued. "And my mom had a major breakthrough. When I finished the book, I read it to my mother over a three-day period. And I had the flu at the time. I was in bed and she got in bed with me as I finished the book, and then I recorded an hour and a half of her talking," she added. "And then I rewrote a lot of the book. That's when I dedicated the book to her."
Sharon Stone says she and her sister were sexually abused by their grandfather when they were toddlers https://t.co/uzgV7kE38W— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 29, 2021
According to Los Angeles Magazine, Stone revealed the incident in one of the chapters where she was just 8-years-old. As a child, she was forced to watch her five-year-old sister being molested by her grandfather with her grandmother allowing the abuse to happen. Years later when her grandfather passed away, Stone who was just a child felt uncomfortable with her feelings. Recalling his death, she wrote, “it’s a very weird thing when you’re a kid and the first experience you have of death is glee and relief. And emptiness.” The anger she felt towards him was channeled as a driving force to play the role of serial killer Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct, one of her most memorable roles. “To know that I was so angry that I would have loved to stab [my grandfather] to death,” she wrote, “was incredibly freeing.”
Sharon Stone in the Oscar Nominated film,— Skip_Bolden 🎬🎞️ (@BoldenSkip) September 6, 2021
Basic Instinct (1992)
Directed by Paul Verhoeven pic.twitter.com/HGuaPh1UhJ
Stone has endured other tragedies in her life. When Stone was just 17-year-old, she went through a secret abortion. As an adult, she suffered three miscarriages. More recently she lost her 11-month-old nephew, River. The baby boy is the son of Stone's younger brother, Patrick Stone, and his wife Tasha. Stone confirmed the news of the baby's death in an Instagram post after previously asking for prayers for his health as he lay in a bed intubated with several other tubes and wires around his body. River tragically passed away after a "total organ failure", reports PEOPLE. The 63-year-old shared a heartbreaking video honoring his short life. The video featured home footage of the baby boy while the song "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton played in the background.