Sharon Stone unveiled her new cover for Icon magazine on Sunday to her 3.4 million Instagram followers.
The 64-year-old actress went bra-less under a long-sleeved sheer black dress for the dramatic image.
The Basic Instinct star wore a short white skirt under the skintight and high heels.
Cover girl: Sharon Stone, 64, went braless in a long-sleeved sheer black dress for the cover of Icon magazine this month
She also wore an elaborate headpiece as she posed for a profile picture with her hands on her hips.
The post was captioned “Thank you @icon.magazin and our team!”
The black and white photo was taken on a marble floor with two large canvases hanging in front of an ivy wall as a backdrop.
Earlier this week, the Primetime Emmy Award winner revealed she was going to undergo surgery to have a large tumor removed.
Latest: Stone took to Instagram to encourage followers to seek a second opinion after a ‘large fibrous tumour’ was found in her body – pictured in Los Angeles in June
Stone took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday with a personal message about her health
Stone took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday with a personal message about her health, saying she “just had another misdiagnosis and incorrect procedure,” and opted for “a double epidural” to treat her pain.
She then encouraged her followers to seek a second opinion after saying a “large fibrous tumour” had been discovered in her body after a previous medical misdiagnosis.
The Oscar nominee said amid “worsening pain” she sought a second opinion from another doctor who revealed she had “a big fibroid that needs to come out”.
It comes 21 years after the beauty suffered a brain haemorrhage and stroke that nearly killed her.
The Total Recall star spoke directly to women, writing, “Ladies in particular: don’t get carried away. GET A SECOND OPINION. It can save your life.’
Stone said she would be “down for 4-6 weeks for a full recovery” and thanked fans for their care, adding, “Everything is fine.”
This isn’t the first time the Sliver actress has spoken publicly about her health issues.
In her 2021 autobiography The Beauty of Living Twice that in 2001 benign tumors were removed from her body which she described as “gigantic” and “bigger than my breast alone”.
Stone pictured in 2001, the year she suffered a stroke and brain haemorrhage
She said that following the medical procedure, a plastic surgeon gave her larger breast implants which she consented to during breast reconstruction surgery after the tumors were removed.
Stone also suffered a stroke and brain hemorrhage in 2001, when she was 43.
Appearing on the Today In March 2021, Stone shared details of critical moments while she was hospitalized and told by a doctor that she nearly died.
“The room was so quiet,” Stone said. “When the room is so quiet and no one is running around trying to fix you, that’s when you realize how close death is and how serious everything is.”
Stone rose to fame in the 1992 hit Basic Instinct opposite Michael Douglas
Stone would continue to recover, but she said the stroke impacted her career and how she was treated by others.
“People treated me in a brutally mean way,” she said Variety in 2019. “From the other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case, I don’t think anyone understands how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover – it took me about seven years.”
She added: ‘I had to re-mortgage my house. I lost everything I had. I lost my place in the company. I was like the sexiest movie star, you know? It was like Miss Princess Diana and I were so famous – and she died and I had a stroke. And we have been forgotten.
Earlier this year, Stone also revealed that she had lost nine children to miscarriage.
The actress – who is the mother of three sons Roan, 22, Laird, 17, and Quinn, 16, by adoption – insists women need to feel that losing a baby is “something to bear alone and secretly with a sort of sense of failure’.
In a comment on Instagram, she wrote: “We as women don’t have a forum to discuss the depth of this loss. I’ve lost nine children to miscarriage. It’s not nothing, physically or emotionally, but we are made to feel like it is something to bear alone and secretly with some sort of sense of failure, instead of receiving the compassion, empathy and healing that we so desperately need. and the welfare of women left to the care of male ideology have become lax at best, ignorant in fact and violently oppressive in the effort.
What are fibroids?
Fibroid tumors are growths that grow in or around the uterus.
The growths, non-cancerous in 99% of cases, are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and vary in size.
Many women don’t know they have fibroids because two out of three have no symptoms.
Those with signs of fibroids may have heavy or painful periods, stomach pain, lower back pain, frequent urination, constipation, and pain or discomfort during sex.
In rare cases, complications can affect pregnancy or lead to infertility.
It is believed that between 20 and 50% of women between the ages of 16 and 50 have fibroids at some point.
And about three-quarters will develop fibroids at some point during those reproductive years.
But only a third are large enough to be spotted by doctors during a physical exam.
Doctors don’t know why fibroids grow. But they believe the growths are linked to estrogen, the female reproductive hormone, with levels highest during the reproductive years.
They tend to shrink when estrogen levels are low, such as after menopause, so they aren’t treated unless they’re causing symptoms.
Treatment includes medication to relieve discomfort and shrink the growths, or surgery if that doesn’t work.