Kim Basinger is an American actress and former fashion model, born on December 8, 1953, in Georgia. She began her career as a model in the 1970s and later transitioned to film. Basinger has appeared in films such as “Batman” (1989), “L.A. Confidential” (1997), and “8 Mile” (2002). She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition to her acting career, Basinger is also an animal rights activist and has worked with organizations such as PETA. She has been married twice and has one child.