This Thursday, March 16, Sharon Stone received the Courage Award from the Women’s Cancer Research Fund in Beverly Hills. On stage, the American actress gave a moving speech in which she notably revealed that she had lost half of her fortune due to a banking crisis that was shaking the United States.
Sharon Stone was in the spotlight this Thursday, March 16. The American actress was rewarded at the charity gala “An Unforgettable Evening” (“A memorable evening” in French) organized in Beverly Hills by the Women’s Cancer Research Fund. On stage to receive her Courage Award, the star of Basic Instinct took the opportunity to deliver a very moving speech.
At first, Sharon Stone played the humor card to lighten the atmosphere. “I brought some notes tonight. Usually I speak off the cuff because, as you well know, I don’t care.”, said the 65-year-old actress, quoted by the Hollywood Reporter. But after that introduction, the levity gave way to a more serious tone as she discussed the benign tumors that were removed from her chest in 2001, before undergoing reconstructive breast plastic surgery. “These mammograms are not fun“, she confided, before encouraging those present in the public to undergo examinations regularly to monitor his state of health.
Sharon Stone very moved by evoking her financial worries
Sharon Stone then called for donations, even if he recognized that the context of the economic crisis could be a brake for some. The opportunity for her to discuss her own money problems. “And right now it’s also courage, because I know what’s going on. I just lost half my money on that banking dealand that doesn’t mean I’m not here”, revealed the actress, with tears in her eyes. If she did not specify which case she was referring to, the American press assures that she would have alluded to the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Indeed, on March 10, the 16th bank in the country, specializing in the financing of start-ups, was declared bankrupt. This had significant consequences for the stability of European markets.