Before she was a star of the silver screen, Kim Basinger was one of the Ford agency’s top models. She first appeared in Vogue at the age of 17, in this Breck Shampoo ad. This issue appeared in print in 1974. From there, she moved to New York and eventually Los Angeles.
The move to Los Angeles led her to parts on TV series like Charlie’s Angels and The Six Million Dollar Man. She went on to fame in the 1980s and 90s with roles as a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again, and as Vicki Vale in Batman. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Natural.