Sharon Stone, who will receive AARP The Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala on Feb. 6, comes from strong stuff. Growing up in Meadville, Pa., she was a bright and creative child who was part of a big family and close to her parents, Joseph and Dorothy. Modeling was her ticket to a bigger life; it eventually led to world travel, acting and her work in Hollywood.
Here we celebrate her life and career in photos and we asked Stone to write the captions. She happily complied.