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Sharon Stone looks unbelievable naked at 57 (PHOTO)

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

If you thought Sharon Stone was sexy in Basic Instinct, wait 'til you see her now

Sharon Stone made a career out of being a sex symbol in movies like Basic Instinct, Total Recall and Sliver, but the actress looks just as good — or possibly better — today than she did back then.

Stone posed nude for the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, and the statuesque Oscar nominee is leaving jaws on the floor with her fabulous physique.

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Stone posed nude for the first time in a 1990 issue of Playboy, but she told Bazaar that posing for them at this late date was actually easier mentally and emotionally.

"I'm aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks," she joked. "But I'm not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point, you start asking yourself, 'What really is sexy?' It's not just the elevation of your boobs. It's being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that's with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we'd all be having a hard day today."

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But this new age of sex appeal did not come easily. The actress suffered a debilitating brain aneurism in 2001 that cost her her marriage, her health and very nearly her career — but in typical form, she clawed her way back.

"I thought, 'You know what? I got thrown off the bullet train, and now I'm going to have to crawl up a hill of broken glass, get back on the train that's going a million miles an hour and work my way from the cattle car up. That's just the way it is, so I'd better get humble and shut the f*** up and do the job. Because if I can't do this job, I'm certainly not going to be able to do anything else.'"

Except nude model. She seems to be pretty great at that.

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