Sharon Stone poses topless for racy magazine cover at 61 — but says she doesn't see herself as a sex symbol

Sharon Stone has gone topless on a new magazine cover.

In the series of photos, the 61-year-old Hollywood actress fronts Vogue Portugal’s Sex Issue for May.

The racy shot sees the star floating in a swimming pool with her bare breasts visible above the water’s surface.

Stone is skinny-dipping in the racy cover shoot. (Photo: Vogue Portugal)

In another image, Stone wears fishnets, stiletto heels and a plunging leotard while posing provocatively and looking straight at the camera.

The strident pose is a nod to Stone’s most iconic scene from Basic Instinct, in which she uncrosses her legs to reveal she isn’t wearing underwear during a police interrogation.

There’s a further reference to this scene in another image taken by photographer Branislav Simoncik, which sees Stone posing in a white, leg-baring dress resembling the one she wore in the film.


In the accompanying interview, Stone addressed the idea of being considered sexually attractive in Hollywood. She insisted that “I didn’t and I don’t” consider herself a sex symbol, despite her femme fatale image.

“When I entered the business the term ‘f***able’ was used to see if you were employable,” she told the magazine.

“The studio executives sat around a large table and discussed whether or not each of us was in fact ‘f***able.’ They thought I was not.

“I gave this some hard thought as I wanted to work, so I did a strategically planned semi-naked Playboy shoot. Did I fit the part? Obviously not. Did I use my brain to figure out how to appear ‘f***able’? You bet.”


The shoot has already garnered a huge reaction on social media.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Sofia Lucas, claimed her first, uncensored post of the nipple-baring cover was blocked, meaning she has posted a second post with Stone’s nipples crossed out.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Sharon Stone attends the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Sharon Stone is seen on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Sharon Stone attends the 16th Annual AARP The Magazine's Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AARP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06: Actors Sharon Stone (L) and Jeff Bridges attend Jeff Bridges hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on January 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Chuck Binder and Sharon Stone attend the The TMA 2016 Heller Awards on November 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Talent Managers Association )
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Sharon Stone speaks on stage as she accepts the 2016 Israel Film Festival Career Achievement Award at the Israel Film Festival 30th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Israel Film Festival)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Actress Sharon Stone attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Actress Sharon Stone is seen on October 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actresses (L) Amber Valletta and Sharon Stone attend the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)
Sharon Stone attends The Carousel of Hope Ball, in Beverly Hills, California, on October 8, 2016. / AFP / TOMMASO BODDI (Photo credit should read TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 08: Comedian Jay Leno (L) and actress Sharon Stone speak onstage during the 2016 Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Actress Sharon Stone is seen on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Sharon Stone attends a special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Host Brett Ratner (L) and actress Sharon Stone attend the special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted by Brett Ratner and David Raymond at Hilhaven Lodge on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Imagesfor RatPac Entertainment's 'In Harm's Way' Event)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Sharon Stone attends the presentation of 'Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words' at Linwood Dunn Theater on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
TIBURON, CA - JUNE 04: Actress Sharon Stone and Andrea Bocelli arrive to the 5th Annual Hotbed Gala Presented By The Drever Family Foundation at the Drever Family Estate on June 4, 2016 in Tiburon, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
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