Journey Back In Time Through Forgotten Retro Snapshots

By Jack Ripley | March 15, 2024

Kim Basinger photographed by Francesco Scavullo, 1977.

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Pictured here is the lovely Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger back in 1977. After modeling in New York for some time, Basinger moved on to Los Angeles to embark on an acting career in 1976. She was cast in a remake of From Here to Eternity in 1979 before making her feature film debut in the 1981 drama Hard Country. She landed the role of Bond girl Domino Petachi in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again, opposite Sean Connery. She grew in prominence, playing in films such as The Natural (1984), 9½ Weeks (1986) and Tim Burton's blockbuster Batman (1989).

By 1997 she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn Bracken in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential. Her other films include I Dreamed of Africa (2000), 8 Mile (2002), The Door in the Floor (2004), Cellular (2004), The Nice Guys (2016), and her most recent Fifty Shades Darker(2017).

What do SpongeBob and Lynda Carter have in common. Blowing bubbles! Here she is on the set of Wonder Woman 1978

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Back in the 1970s, Miss World America Lynda Carter scored the role of the great Wonder Woman herself. She was the first mainstream female superhero and she quickly became a household name. From there, her fame skyrocketed to pop icon status. She proved to the public at a time where women were still largely considered ‘delicate’ in nature, that a woman could be tough and that tough could be sexy. She rocked her own obvious sex appeal combined with her character’s incredible strength and abilities at the same time. Even after her Wonder Woman days were over, she hardly retired her superhero cape. Lynda continued her battle for justice off-screen as an advocate for LGBT rights and eventually, she also joined efforts in finding the cure for cancer.