While the rest of us are rocking high-waisted shorts all summer to cover up our pooches (how did they manage to get bigger over the summer?), Sharon Stone is putting us all to shame stripping down for Harper’s Bazaar. Dressed in nary but high heels and a necklace, the 57-year-old actress shows the girls she’s still got it and she isn’t afraid to let people know she has it.
Fabulous pictures aside, Stone hasn’t had the easiest time as of late. In the interview, she opens up about suffering a stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage, which she says took a while to recover from. “It took two years for my body just to absorb all the internal bleeding I had. It almost feels like my entire DNA changed,” she said. “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, but I think that’s not my problem. It’s like, I have brain damage; you’ll just have to deal with it.”
Stone also explains why she decided to take off her clothes for Mark Abrahams’ lens, pointing out that at her age, her body is full of imperfections but she isn’t ashamed. “I’m aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks but I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we’d all be having a hard day today.”
Images: Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar