Kim Basinger Opens Up About Her Toxic Relationship With Alec Baldwin

"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Well, try telling that to Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Sure, the end of a relationship is never pretty, but when it comes to a couple slugging it out to determine who gets what and who pays what, that's when things really get ugly.

For Basinger, her marriage to Baldwin seemed perfect, though after ten years together it all fell apart. Still reeling from the messy, high-profile divorce that followed, she's finally come clean about her feelings toward the man who once held her heart.

A small-town Georgia girl, Kim Basinger was born with big aspirations. Following in her mother's footsteps, she pursued modeling at an early age and landed a contract with Ford Modeling Agency.

But the billboards and runways of New York soon lost their luster, and Basinger decided that the model lifestyle just wasn't for her. She set off for Los Angeles, her sights now set on Hollywood.

After a few minor television appearances, Basinger made her feature debut in 1981's Hard Country. Her performance was met with critical praise, leading to more mainstream roles in films like Never Say Never Again (1983) opposite Sean Connery and The Natural (1984) alongside Robert Redford.

The late '80s saw Basinger blossom into a undisputed leading lady with performances in the 1986 erotic drama 9 1/2 Weeks and the 1989 Tim Burton blockbuster Batman. With starring roles being offered to her left and right, her career showed no sign of slowing down.