Sharon Stone at the “Lovelace” Screening

Posted on July 31, 2013

God bless this broad, she’s still working that Basic Instinct look. And why not, if you can still pull it off?


Sharon Stone attends screening of “Lovelace” in New York City.

Of course the jury is out on whether she can still pull it off. Our take is this: technically, she can get away with these sorts of looks – after all, nothing here is scandalously low cut or high-hemmed – but they just don’t look very fresh on her anymore. There’s nothing really wrong with the dress, but paired with the gold mules, gold cuffs, gold clutch and gigantic hair – it’s all a little crusty now. She’s overdue for a style update.

She’s also overdue on getting roots touched up, which is normally not a thing that bothers us, but honey, if you’re gonna wear your hair swept up like that … come ON, now. Was your hair queen drunk?


[Photo Credit: Nancy Rivera, ACE, Roger Wong/]

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  • kimmeister

    Her body looks absolutely slammin’ in that dress without being the slightest bit vulgar. The matching Wonder Woman cuffs and the hair are a bridge too far though.

  • RebeccaKW

    The Elvis hair is CRAY-ZEE. That dress…I’m pretty sure it traveled here from around the year 2000. I know I had a shirt like this around 2002 from the Body Shop.

    • Heather

      I miss the Body Shop! Got all my 20s slutty clothes there. Fond memories.

  • MilaXX

    Not loving the hair or the gold mules, but she still looks better than half the starlets that you guys featured today.

    • Introspective

      and isnt this the real point? that a 55 yr old is showing up the 20 and 30 somethings??

      do your thing sharon.

      • Rhonda Shore

        And i like the gold mules on her! I felt relief that they weren’t putty, white, or black!!! This isn’t old on Shazzer, it’s classic.

  • another_laura

    I think she’s serving up a late-1960s cool Continental thing and I applaud it.

    • Aurumgirl

      Me too. If you imagine that hair in dark brown, you get Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Really.

      • twocee

        I can see that. Which freaks me out a little.

  • bertkeeter

    Love her look…especially or a Lovelace screening…sort of dignified retired Madam look! Agree on hair …yikes!

    • I say this as a person who hates the two-tone look with deliberate roots showing, but I find it oddly comforting when celebrities look like they’ve just neglected to color their roots because they’re too busy with other stuff. Which I do all the time. Granted, for them it’s busy celebrity stuff and for me it’s more mundane work/kids stuff, but it still makes them just a little more human to me.

      Rock on, Sharon.

  • NoveltyRocker

    It’s a cool little dress, except I keep wanting the shoulders to match. How does one walk in open-backed shoes with a heel? She’d look smokin’ with cropped, Halley-esque hair.

    • TerryMH

      Agreed- I miss her short sassy hair.

    • kimmeister

      Pretty much the same way one walks in flip-flops, except you have to tense your toes up a bit. The flapping sound is often louder though.

      • DuBey2

        ..the flapping sound… Hah!

  • I suspect she is a fucking hand full whose gays don’t say peep. I also suspect the hair is a full on choice, as if to shove her age and consequent discussion of her miraculous hotness in our faces. I’m glad I don’t move in the kind of circles over which she could have influence. She scares me.

    • Somebody needs to introduce her to hair mascara to cover those roots.

    • Anathema_Device

      I, too, thought perhaps the gray roots were intentionally shown off. Like in that episode of 30 Rock where Jenna decides not to try to pass for really young, but instead to go for “She looks good for [insert age]”

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      You may be right – I’ll bet her gays are terrified of her. Even the sassy ones!

  • PeaceBang

    The hair is a laff riot but she gets mad snaps up for the fabulous exiting-the-limo form. Thems GAMS.

  • MsOlympia

    The hair is strikingly bad, but that’s the most graceful limo-exit I have ever seen.

    • barbarienne

      Seriously. If ever I am famous enough to be papped while exiting a limo, they’ll all get a really good shot of my ass exiting first.

      • Anathema_Device

        I would be snapped planting both feet and squatting as a I got up, like a football center.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Yeah, I went back and tried to analyze it – it looks like she swung her inside leg over the outside leg to exit, and the I suppose you shift the other leg over next to it. Funny that a woman famous for a crotch-shot knows exactly how NOT to give one. No freebies for Ms. Stone!

  • barbarienne

    I had the exact same reaction to the hair. That’s what mine does when I just brush it back…so I’ve learned not to just brush it back. Jeez, showing off the roots like that is such a rookie mistake.

    Come on, Ms. Stone, your face is gorgeous. It’s okay to frame it.

  • OH! I just noticed the total creeper holding her Playboy issue for her to sign. “Oh guards…”

    • Heather

      Ew yes skeezeball!!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      OH! Ew ew ew! And he has it in a specially bound leather cover to protect and preserve it! Fucking holy hell…

      • RIGHT?!?! The next to last pic, he is LEERING at her, the last pic, she’s signing but looking away, seeming non to thrilled.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          You know she’s thinking, “One career-making beaver shot 21 years ago, and I’m stuck with these fucking weirdos for the rest of my life.”

      • formerlyAnon

        We might find it skeevy, doubt it bothers her much. I mean, c’mon. She knew when she posed who buys Playboy & why. (ETA: even if she didn’t quite visualize how many years later she’d still be signing the thing . . .)

    • formerlyAnon

      You make your career decisions and live with how they play out. On balance, I doubt she regrets being in Playboy.

      • I doubt she regrets it. In my mind, she is woman who lives her life on her terms and regret is not in her repertoire. She clearly owns her sexuality and uses it very much to her advantage, and nothing wrong with that. But I also don’t have a problem imagining she’d rather not have to put her sharpie to some strangers favorite wanking material as he lustily stares at her tits.

        • formerlyAnon

          Hahahaha! I’ll give you that, if she even thinks about it.

  • Glam Dixie

    Her hair looks like smacked ass, but the rest is pure fabulousness.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Maybe she should wear this with boots…

  • CeeQ

    Man do I need a hair queen. Even with my new short hairdo, I still struggle not to look like it’s a helmet. SIGH.

    • Betsy

      Is it really thick? Because I think short thick hair takes on a “helmet” look really easily. If that’s the culprit, ask your hair person to thin it. For the past 3 cuts (4 months or so) I’ve had an *actual* Hair Gay — 50-ish, not swishy, but FINALLY I look good. He doesn’t stop cutting until it’s fabulous. SUCH a perfectionist. (Don’t go by the photo to the left. It’s 2+ years old. BAD!)

      Middle-aged women do NOT cut other middle-aged women’s hair well. At least, my former few Hair NON-Gays (female) didn’t!!

      • CeeQ

        Thanks Betsy! I just went to see my hairdresser (who is wonderful, I’ve been with her for 5 yrs) and she did just that – thin it out all over and I am loving it =)
        And yes, thick and coarse hair. Inherited from dear old Mum =) I love my hair but just some days it is SUCH A TRIAL on my poor nerves….lol

      • SportifLateBoomer

        Hey I just realized I have a hair gay, like the celebs! I mean, I knew of course my haircutter is gay, but now it makes me feel fabulous and special!

        I seriously do love him. He gets my long curly hair, and regular maintenance keeps it looking great. I also have totally virgin, uncolored hair (rare, I know), with gray growing in, and we keep serious tabs on it. Right now it’s holding steady at striking and dramatic, and I’m relying on his good judgement for if/when I have to start tweaking it.

  • NOLA_gal

    She looks gorgeous, but I always expect her to turn around and have the back half of her dress be missing or cut into paper doll shapes or something.

    ETA And I LOVE her limo pal’s matching socks and sweater combo!

  • Sarah Caponigro

    I don’t know that first picture looks like a cardboard cutout is being pushed out of a car. Is that just the photography angle?

    • alyce1213

      Very weird. There’s an outline around her, which might be her shadow cast on the men behind her. Or not.
      Could that outline be photoshopped and why?

      • I think maybe it’s super harsh lighting giving the shots a surreal quality.

        • alyce1213

          Yeah, I should have realized. Nice of them to bring the harsh lights.

  • alyce1213

    I’m not generally a fan of the slashed bodice but she was made to wear this dress. The hair . . . ugh.

  • Diego!

    Her body is AMAZING! I agree with the grey roots. But I do like the way this dress fits her. It enhance her silhouette way up! Go Sharon. You are a Goddess!

  • TLoFanBoy

    Just last night I happened upon a 10 yr-old episode of Graham Norton on Hulu. Felt like I was walking down an obscure, overgrown path as I watched, but now I read this comment thread and the reason all becomes clear – the episode featured Joanna Lumley (Patsy Stone, bien sur) and Jon Bon Jovi, and during the interview, Joanna demonstrated what she learned in modeling school in Swinging London of the late 60s, which was how to get out of a low slung Jaguar without pulling a Britney. And here’s her fellow-blonde contemporary, showing off the same skills. Bravas all around.

  • marlie

    Her hair looks awful, but otherwise, Ms. Stone looks FAB.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Lady really knows how to get out of a car.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    She’s veering dangerously into Dina Lohan territory. That hair pains me. She looks great otherwise. I wish I looked this good at 45.

  • Betsy

    “Was your hair queen drunk?” I’m actually rolling laughing at that. Because those roots and that stiff hair crap was the FIRST thing I noticed. With that hair, those gold mules suddenly look like they belong with a caftan, like the neighbor-lady in “Three’s Company”.

    But I DO love the pair of gold “Wonder Woman” cuffs! And that dress is great. Fits without being TOO fitted, if you know what I mean.

  • Just Me

    Modern day Mrs. Robinson realness. The roots may be part of her plan…

    • decormaven

      Absolument. She stole a page out of Anne Bancroft’s playbook.

  • neonseattle

    i thought this was a vintage photo from the 90s in the thumbnail.

  • elemspbee

    oh the mules, ix.

  • Little_Olive

    No to the hair, makeup, cuffs and gawd, mule sandals, the least walking-appropriate shoe in the world.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      How do you walk in those things without super-gluing them to the bottom of your foot?

      • Little_Olive

        Double-sided tape is a girl’s best friend.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    I actually think she could sell the hell out of her natural grey, however I would bet she’s nowhere near ready to go there. regardless, this blowout is doing her no favors. The rest? Pretty fab – even if a bit dated.

    • I envy blondes. My hair is a mousy brown, I dye it darker, and the grey roots drive me crazy. I’ll either dye forever or have the most awkward and horrible transition period ever known.

      • TigerLaverada

        As I went gray in front I went blonde, because the gray took the dye lighter and it turned blondish when I tried to match my natural brown. So now II’ve been a blonde for years, and people who didn’t know the younger me are shocked to see old pics of me. My eyebrows lightened up, too, oddly enough.

      • Anathema_Device

        I am with you. Gray and medium brown are not friends. I have a pixie cut now, so the gray kind of blends, and if I use a nonpermanent color (like Clairol Beautiful Browns), I can just tone down the gray. But I get lazy.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          My problem is I go way too dark in order to just tackle the grays outright. I do a dark brown, but it comes out like a “soft black” because my hair is so dry that it absorbs more color, so I’m about a shade darker than I want to be, but it’s not that big of a deal. And I know that they say as you get older, you should go lighter because it’s more flattering, but I just can’t. I love my dark hair, I always have, so the old “gradual lightening of the hair as I get older” is just not for me. If I could get the shade right to cover the grays and be more dark brown rather than soft black, I’d do it. But y’know, I’m following all the other “beauty rules for older women”, so I’m allowing myself just this one faux-pas in order to remain a brunette. It sounds silly, but it’s something I’ve always kind of held fast to.

  • flamingoNW

    Different shoes and I would have been okay

  • rh33

    The roots make me think she would look fabulous with grey hair.

  • Random Compliments

    Um. Does anyone else see something weird in her teeth/face? I don’t know – maybe over-doing the plastic surgery? I can’t see anything but.

  • The Versatile Chef

    Thanks for reminding me I need to touch up my roots, Shar!

  • jen

    The hair is kind of nuts but the rest is fab. Love the sleek dress and those killer mule. Kudos to her for still bringing it!

  • She could get her roots touched up… OR she could dye it all silvery white. I know she won’t because of the Hollywood obsession with youth (Meryl didn’t either even though her Devil Wears Prada hair looked SO good on her) but I bet she could rock the all-white. Then switch the white dress for a black leather sheath: rock and roll queen.

    • filmcricket

      Yeah. I mean, I dye my hair so I’m in no position to tell anyone what to do with theirs*. But I do wish the women with the right hair and bone structure to carry it off would let their hair go grey; it might help de-stigmatize it a bit, and honestly there’s a point where the dyed stuff starts to look too fake, especially if it’s any colour other than blonde.**

      *Got my first grey hair when I was 23. I’m not even 40 yet and it’s now nearly 50% grey. Stupid genes.
      **On white women, that is.

      • Also various men. Stephen “Lady Clairol” Moyer isn’t fooling anyone. I know it’s for the vampire role, but DAMMIT HIS EYEBROWS DON’T MATCH.

        • formerlyAnon

          I don’t even buy that it’s for the vampire role. They don’t shoot 12 months a year, his hair isn’t that long, and I haven’t seen it in a color appropriate to his skin tone in a solid two years or more.

  • filmcricket

    The hair is god-awful and those shoes should be leopard-print Loubies.

  • YoungSally

    Serious bunion issues perhaps judging by how twisted her right/rear foot is in the second photo.

  • quiltrx

    I love that she gets out of the car like, “yes I’m here, so SUCK IT BITCHES!”
    That hairstyle is really harsh and aging, Sharon. Let’s do something a little softer to juxtapose against the outfit, mkay?

    • 3boysful

      That hairstyle was all the rage in Dallas in the summer of 1985. I won’t divulge how I know this . . . .

      • formerlyAnon

        And can still be sighted, with frequency, in Texas, on women of a (frighteningly young) certain age. A certain age that begins WELL south of Ms. Stone’s.

  • bassfemme

    I loves me some Sharon and she can basically do no wrong in my book. However, that said, the roots are atrocious. There are three layers going on there- blonde outside, brown in the middle and grey at the scalp.

  • Anybody got a good role model for transitioning into grey? I’m desperate enough to admit in a public forum that I need help.

    • Jane Dough

      Helen Mirren?

  • pookiesmom


  • Shay’s still got it, but who is the person in the white suit behind her?

    • Fordzo

      From the front, he has one nose. From the side, it’s a totally different nose.

  • Anathema_Device

    Eh, I give her a pass. The hair is awful, no question. I think she managed to stick to her style in a modern, updated way.

  • SewingSiren

    She will forever be linked to the little white dress. I wonder if she’s wearing panties. ………….probably not.

  • ChiKat67

    Ooh, maybe Sharon can guest as SMG’s mother on her new show. Now THAT I’d watch!

  • Tatiana Luján

    remove one cuff and style your hair in any other way and it’s a WERQ for me.

  • formerlyAnon

    Overall, she’s looking great – and I think better than in some of the photos I saw of her taken a few years back.

    The hair is a little too former pageant queen/sorority chapter president/current co-chair of the Symphony fundraiser gala for me, but if she were a civilian 55 year old rather than an actress, it would seem entirely appropriate.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I mean…. yeaaaaahhhhh, I guess. The dress and the shoes are fine and appropriate and all that, but she really has been working this look forever. She’s gotta change it up by now, honestly. The hair is a nightmare, though – untouched roots on a dull, matronly looking do? Oh, Sharon – those of us over 40 look to you for something better than this!

  • ashtangajunkie

    I’m ignoring the hair because that bod is glorious. I’m also ignoring the cuffs. And the shoes. She looks fab in that dress and she could (and should) teach a “How to Properly Exit a Limo” class.

  • Kent Roby

    Whenever she wears a dress with a slit like this, I just assume she did it in a moment of rage with a butcher knife. Now I must close my eyes and go back to a happy place with Ms. Stone, back to when she looked fresh and amazing and made fashion headlines by pairing a Gap shirt with a skirt. Ahhhhhhhh.

  • Therese Bohn

    I’ve read that the late Princess Diana was a big admirer of Stone, and was basing a lot of looks in her last year on Sharon. I recall seeing a sketch of a gown that Di was going to wear at a premiere the week after her rendezvous w/ Al-Fayed,; (I think) it was dark blue with wide V-Neck to the waist! We can only imagine what she would have come up with had she lived, but Stone was one of her fashion icons. As it is, we’ll have Stone as a 50+ pin up. (sadly sighs)

  • I really like this dress on her, but not the styling.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Maybe she’s feels too young to go full on grey, but I think that would be look much better on her than the blonde hair with sad roots.

  • Sonja Brisson

    Look, she’s a star, so she can look kray-kray if she wants to, just like La Liz (RIP)— because she is a creature apart from mere mortals. I love huh. Don’t know if she is actually even a good actress (that Oscar for Casino? Not so much!), but you can’t stop watching her. I watched the completely heinous Basic Instinct again last week, and it is terrible, but she is magnetic.

    I just want to know if she has an oil painting in her attic that looks like hell.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    Everything is great but the hair which skews a fantastic look toward desperate.

  • RedRaven617

    I was thinking the same thing about the hair. That was the exact opposite of what she should have done. Swap out the gold for silver, pewter or even light bronze and she would have been perfect.

  • Danielle L

    LOVE that dress but that hair is cray cray.

  • Sam Smith

    I like most everything, I think its a fab dress, but that hair is horrible!!

  • guest2visits

    The dress is pretty for her; it fits for one thing and she’s not falling out here or there.
    The hair style dates everything though.

  • librarygrrl64

    Ooo, that is Bad Hair, but otherwise she still looks great.

  • kalisa

    YES YES YES! on the “not-very-fresh look” comment. I don’t think she looks as good as she *thinks* she looks. Bored now.

  • DuBey2

    Someone Please tell me who the designer is. Love that dress. Also, is there a youtube video of how to get out of a low-slung car (limo, or just a convertible ) that perfectly?