Kimila Ann 'Kim' Basinger (born December 8, 1953) 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 (1983), and Vicki Vale, the female lead in Batman (1989). Basinger received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture nomination for her work in The Natural (1984). 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 9 Weeks (1986), I Dreamed of Africa (as Kuki Gallmann) and 8 Mile (2002). Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia on 8 December 1953. Her mother, Ann (ne Cordell), was a model, an actress, and a swimmer who appeared in several Esther Williams films. Her father, Donald Wade Basinger, was a big band musician and loan manager who as a U.S.
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