Kim Basinger Movies: The Films Of
A Talented American Actress

There has been a diverse selection of Kim Basinger movies released over the years from Dog and Cat in 1977 to Charlie St. Cloud in 2010.

Kim Basinger is an American actress and past model who played the character of Domino Petachi in the 1983 James Bond movie Never Say Never Again. She was born in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA on December 8th 1953.

Kim Basinger learned dancing at an early age and gradually began to enjoy singing and dancing. She competed in beauty contests in her teen years, and won the Junior Miss Georgia pageant. Basinger moved to New York after being spotted by Ford Modeling Agency and offered a contract.

Kim Basinger is Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983)
“You'll never give up your old habits, James.”

Featuring in many advertisements, Kim Basinger was also a popular face on magazine covers in the early 1970s. She was also a Breck Shampoo girl in 1972 and 1974. In addition, she sang at various New York clubs and bars.

Basinger moved to Los Angeles in 1976 to begin an acting career. In her first television role, Dog and Cat (1977), she portrayed a police detective, before starring in Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (1978). Her first major big screen role was in Hard Country (1981).

In her early days as an actress Basinger appeared mainly in television series and films. Some of the well-known Kim Basinger movies produced for TV include: The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978), Killjoy (1981), and The Mermaid Chair (2006).

A James Bond film (Never Say Never Again) was a welcome addition to the list of Kim Basinger movies in 1983. Basinger's acting career took off when starring alongside Sean Connery and Klaus Maria Brandauer in this unofficial 007 movie. She also featured in a spread of Playboy magazine at the time the film was released.

Kim Basinger is Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983)

Domino Petachi (Basinger) was the ideal lover for James Bond (Sean Connery) who was returning to the role of Agent 007 for the final time, after his previous outing twelve years prior in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

Kim Basinger is remembered for being one of the few James Bond girls to share several romantic moments with 007. These included a soothing massage, a shower in a nuclear submarine, and relaxation in an outdoor spa.

Popular Kim Basinger movies include:

  • The Burning Plain (2008)
  • Cellular (2004)
  • The Door in the Floor (2004)
  • 8 Mile (2002)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Batman (1989)
  • The Natural (1984)
  • From Here to Eternity (1979)
  • Dog and Cat (1977)

Of all the Kim Basinger movies, it was 9 1/2 Weeks that brought Basinger into the international spotlight. In this 1986 erotic drama, she starred alongside Mickey Rourke as Elizabeth McGraw. Basinger remained in the limelight in 1989 when she played Vicky Vale in the celebrated superhero film Batman.

Kim Basinger is Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983)

One of the most popular Kim Basinger movies is the 1997 crime drama L.A. Confidential. Starring with Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey and Guy Pearce, Basinger won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Basinger also received great praise for her performance in the acclaimed film <i>8 Mile</i> (2002).

Kim Basinger was nominated for a 2004 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress with her role in the hit thriller Cellular.

Well-known television performances by Kim Basinger include:

  • From Here to Eternity (1980)
  • Vega$ (1978)
  • Dog and Cat (1977)
  • McMillan & Wife (1977)
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (1977)
  • Charlie’s Angels (1976)
  • Gemini Man (1976)

Kim Basinger was married to makeup artist Ron Britton from 1980 to 1988; and actor Alec Baldwin from 1993 to 2002, by which she has a daughter.

Basinger has a love for animals and is a prominent animal rights campaigner. She is a member and activist of the organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Domino Petachi

The main James Bond girl in Never Say Never Again is Domino Petachi. Portrayed by Kim Basinger, she is the indulgent mistress of villain Maximillian Largo.

Domino Petachi first meets James Bond at a health retreat in southern France where he posed as a masseur. Later, 007 runs into Domino at her mistress’s charity ball event. Here, Largo faces off with Bond in a deadly video game called Domination.

Agent 007 manages to outsmart Largo at his own game and wins a dance with Domino where they perform an eye-catching version of the tango. During the dance, Bond informs Domino that Largo was to blame for the death of her brother, Jack Petachi.

Kim Basinger is Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983)

James Bond is then invited to dinner aboard the Flying Saucer, Largo’s luxury vessel. Here, Bond infuriates Largo by kissing Domino passionately in the gymnasium. The yacht then travels to Palmyra, Largo’s retreat in North Africa, where Domino is set to be sold by auction to Arab traders.

Agent 007 is shackled to a wall high up in a stone fortress, but is able to make a dramatic get away. Using his laser watch to break out from his ancient cell, he rescues Domino Petachi using a horse and they escape by diving into the ocean.

The pair board a United States submarine and track down Largo’s underwater lair, the Tears of Allah. Here, Domino eventually kills her master with a spear gun. At the film’s end, Bond and Domino are seen relaxing in a spa.

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