Jan de Bont: A signed colour photograph of the American actress Sharon Stone (b. 1958) in her role as Catherine Tramell in “Basic Instinct” from 1992. Photo size 35.5×28 cm. Frame size 43×33 cm.
“Basic Instinct” caused - due to its portayal of the lead character, the lesbian author Catherine Tramell - certain protests when it was released in 1992. This, however, did not keep the global, mainly western, audience away from the movie theatres. “Basic Instinct” reached a total turnover of 470 million dollars, a fact making it the fourth biggest blockbuster in history.
The scene, in which Sharon Stone during an interrogation crosses her legs, is today iconic.