Kim Basinger, 60, Joins Daughter Ireland, 18, at IMG Models

12/20/2013 at 11:59 AM ET

Kim Basinger modelNBC/Getty; Splash News Online

Kim Basinger is no longer just giving daughter Ireland Basinger Baldwin modeling advice from behind the camera. She’s now going to be teaching by example, after signing a contract with Baldwin’s modeling agency, IMG.

Basinger, 60, started her career as a model at age 16, two years younger than Ireland is now. As a Ford model, she famously was the Breck Shampoo girl before transitioning to acting, eventually winning an Oscar for her role in L.A. Confidential. And though she’s worked steadily, Basinger has also been relishing her role as mom to Ireland, laying low at the same time her daughter has entered the public eye.

After signing with IMG Models in early 2013, the teen put her mom’s advice to work in her first big photoshoot for the NY Post. She followed it up with a spread in Elle, in which the resemblance to her mother was even more striking.

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In the Elle profile, Ireland credited her mom for getting her into modeling (“She thought it would be good for my confidence because I never thought of myself as a pretty girl,” Ireland said) and hinted that modeling could be in the cards for Basinger: “She looks like she’s my age. Her body, I swear, it’s scary.”

And Basinger is ready to go. She stepped out at the Grudge Match premiere in a sharp menswear-inspired Ralph Lauren Collection outfit, looking like the natural in front of the camera that she is. So now we have to add “Basinger/Baldwin modeling campaign” to our wish list for 2014.

What do you think about the mother/daughter model duo? Excited to see what’s next for Basinger?

–Alex Apatoff

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J on

Kim is way better looking than Ireland (who is very average with a strange face). Ireland WISHES she looked like Kim.

gary snyder on

Jealous,much !

Margarita on

This woman will be beautiful at any age! What I love about her is that she is letting mother nature decide what she looks like at 60 and not Dr. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon. Good for you Kim!

Smithy on

Good for Kim. She looks beautiful at 60 and although she’s undoubtedly had “help” — it looks natural.

Maureen Brull on

Kim Bassinger is beautiful but she sounds like a complete airhead in interviews. Always sounds like she is on something.

Rachel on

She looks like Bruce Willis in drag!

ProudAmericanWoman on

There is something odd about that entire family. They have what seems like a very strange mother/daughter relationship-something is just weird about how they relate. Ireland is not very bright and has some serious insecurities, which she seems to feel the need publicly share on social media. And Alec Baldwin-whoa! A hateful, bigoted, egomaniacal, abusive, hypocritical hothead. They are all crazy & I don’t understand why People Mag has taken on the role of Ireland Baldwin’s personal publicist, giving her press under any or no pretext at all. Can’t you wait until there is at least a story to report?

Rolyat on

Kim had a smoking hot sultry look about her. She was a one of a kind in her day. And she still looks good. Her daughter is pretty, but she is no Kim.

Sayer on

Kim was/is a beauty. Ireland, not so such.

Kath on

That’s mean. I’m sure you are no prize yourself. I bet you WISH you looked like either of them. Loser.

Lisa on

Happy to hear this. Kim Basinger has always been absolutely beautiful and she is definitely a natural in front of the camera.

Average looking girl on

Kim looks FANTASTIC at any age. Ireland still needs to grow into her looks, she has potential but she’s not going to be super beautiful like her mom.

Dawn on

I think they both look lovely. Kim is aging quite well, I wish I could look like her at her age. Ireland is still young, and her looks will mature a bit more. Very nice!

Sacré on

@ProudAmericanWoman – wouldn’t you be a little off too if were married to or fathered by Alec Baldwin. You see what he does in public. Can you imagine what he’s like behind closed doors?

Aubrey on

I had no idea she was that old. Wow, she had Ireland pretty late. Of course you wouldn’t notice.

Timea on

I find both of them average looking with the same small eyes.

Brayden on

That’s so awesome! Kim is so beautiful and talented!

Liz on

You go girl! Who says we have to lock it up and throw away the key because we are a certain age. You got it flaunt it !

Karen Morreale on

She’s still a knock out. And seems like a very nice woman and a good mother. As opposed to Alec Baldwin who is a complete disgrace as a father with huge anger management issues

LT on

Ireland looks like her fathers side to me.

Megan on

I did not know she was 60 she’s aged beautifully. In my opinion she’s one of the most beautiful women ever.

MrsJAZ on

That’s great…. She has always been a beautiful woman.


Kim Basinger looks very David Bowie-ish

J on

I think the daughter looks more like her pop than her mom- she’s still a pretty girl but not worth all of this attention

Kat on

For those of you saying that Ireland is not beautiful/pretty you should know that most models aren’t, (infact they aren’t supposed to be), because we regular people are supposed to “see ourselves” in the clothes they model.

ed on

OMG she is still beautiful.. She made a romantic comedy way back in 1987 with Jeff Bridges called “Nadine” and was both funny and gorgeous. If you haven’t seen it, rent it. You will be glad you did.

jcsfny on

Kim is one of THE most beautiful women in the world. She would do anything for her daughter – who did not inherit her beauty. Must be hard to have a Mother so beautiful.

Andi on

I’ve always thought Kim was one of the most beautifully striking women of all time — head to toe. She still looks amazing; physically fit and trim with that enviable bone structure. Ireland is attractive, but even with her youth, she’s no match for her mom today.

Brenda on

They both are so beautiful! I’ve always loved Kim and I am excited to see Ireland grow into her own!

Tracy38 on

Oh Good. Kim has got to be the most beautiful actress from the 80s and 90s. Everyone wanted to look like her and she is still pretty.

Cam on

They look nothing alike, no resemblance whatsoever.


I think a softer hairstyle would look better on Kim with the menswear-style outfit.

Lynn on

The only thing that looks alike is their pose. Other than that they look nothing alike.

One Two on

I recall Kim Basinger saying “It sucks to be 40”.

One Two on

I recall Kim Baysinger saying “It sucks to be 40”.

karen on

Good for her!! Age should not matter and she looks fabulous at 60 years of age!

makinglove on

I think Kim was the better looking one at that age. Another thing, it’s not fair that Alec went on to have another child with that yoga instructor (or whatever she was) wife whenmKim only has Ireland. Sad

Dee on

Kim still looks good. I think she should have let her daughter have her 15 minutes. Now she is back in her shadow.

Jenna on

Kim is hands down way more gorgeous then her daughter. Ireland doesn’t even come close

Molly B on

They look like twins! Ireland is Kim’s mini-me, and both are lovely. However Kim: ditch those dreadful man clothes. You’re waaaay too beautiful of a woman for that nonsense.

jj on

Ireland is more country.

Jennifer F. on

Like mother like daughter. Two beautiful ladies. Good luck to both of them.

Patty on

The only similarities are the pose and blond hair. Ireland has a total Baldwin face, which looks better on a male. Not pretty, poor thing….

Deborah on

Both beautiful! I can see where the daughter got it from! Kim looks great! for 60.


scoobe2 on

so she signed because she needs the money???

TL on

Ireland looks pretty, but she is not as pretty as Kim. If you watched Kim’s old movies, she is very pretty.

sas on

Kim, now and in her day, runs rings around her daughter.

pam on

Absolutely no comparison at the same age – Kim was an amazing looking young woman – although her daughter is tall and slim, she is more cute because she’s young, not really “pretty.” Its unfortunate, but I noticed when Kim was interviewed during this red carpet appearance, her face did not move at all.

Bunnie on

Most celebrity kids are better looking than their parents, think Zoe Kravitz. But not this time — Kim kept all the looks. Poor Ireland got her father’s beady eyes.

Guest on

Ireland looks more on her father’s side, she doesn’t look like Kim that much. Kim still looks young at age 60.

PM on

Ireland looks more on her father’s side. She doesn’t look like Kim that much. Kim still looks young at age 60.

Pam on

Kim is better, both pretty but Kim is 5’7 good height but Ireland is way to tall she’s 6 ft tall, thats not to flattering for a woman.

Mila on

KIm looks good, Ireland has a lot of Alec’s genes, so not so great looking. Small eyes, piglet nose….

globe12 on

not a good picture of kim, or too much plastic surgery.

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no on

So sad for her to be compared to her mother but Kim Bassinger is a beauty from her face,body and hair,style and attitude.Ireland takes after her dad she’s cute but she’s no Kim Bassinger.It’s like Olivia Newton John and her daughter Khloe or Christie Brinkley and her daughter Alexa Ray Joel or Demi Moore and her daughters, the mothers are stunning and the daughters not so much.It’s hard to be in the shadow of their model mothers.It’s not just about looks Ireland has also inherited her dad’s attittude as she has been called a thoughtless little pig before.It’s also about class Ireland wears slumpy,grungy outfits and hangs out with her ugly girlfriend Angel Haze like she has no class smooching her girlfriend like they can’t get a room.Apparently Ireland will never be anything like Kim Bassinger those days are gone when beauty,grace and style were in.

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