Southern Gothic Magazine wishes to extend a happy birthday to Kim Basinger, who turns 61 this month. Born on December 8, 1953, in Athens, Georgia, Basinger is best known for her performances in “8 Mile” (2002), “L.A. Confidential” (1997) and “Batman” (1989). This month also marks the 25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s revitalized screen rendition of the caped crusader in which Basinger played Vicki Vale, a photojournalist who reported on Batman’s activities in Gotham City. The character Vicki Vale first appeared the comic book Batman #49 (Oct/Nov, 1948).
25 years on, Basinger has maintained an active career since the 36 year-old starlet co-starred with Michael Keaton as Batman’s love interest. In the excellent film “Birdman” released last November, Keaton explores concepts of fame, youth and what it means to have “been somebody.” After contacting Basinger’s Public Relations firm, we are anticipating an exclusive interview with the film star to explore similar questions.
Presently, Basinger is rumored to be working on a new film “The Nice Guys” described as a mystery in which a Los Angeles private detective investigates the suicide of an aging porn star during the 1970s.