L'Officiel Australia, Sharon Stone

Hollywood legend Sharon Stone prepares her return to the spotlight, appearing on the cover of the February 2015 edition of L’Officiel Australia. Sitting for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with the magazine, 2015 sees Stone reclaiming her superstar status, the culmination of a long climb back to the top following a brush with death in 2001 that almost cost her everything.

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The 56-year-old speaks frankly about survival and sexuality alongside a photographic portfolio that proves the actress remains as assured in her own skin today as she was 23 years ago in her breakthrough role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct.

From that seminal role to her L’Officiel shoot, Stone is no stranger to controversy but, she says, “I can play a provocative character, that doesn’t make me provocative.”

L'Officiel Australia, Sharon Stone

Matthew Paroz, L’Officiel Australia Executive Editor, who interviewed Stone for the February issue says: “After nearly three decades in the business, Sharon is determined to make 2015 her biggest yet. In many respects, she’s an old-fashioned movie star – but unlike past generations, she embraces her age. With all she’s been through, she sees growing older as an honour.”

The February issue of L’Officiel Australia is a celebration of beauty from 20-year-old Lily McMenamy (daughter of ’90s supermodel Kristen McMenamy) to 43-year-old soul singer Erykah Badu and former model Stone. Models Poppy Delevigne, Barbara Palvin and Elisa Sednaoui also feature, as does actress and new mother Lake Bell. Star chef Heston Blumenthal speaks with L’Officiel on the eve of his move to Australia and the magazine also talks with fashion designer Michael Kors about the road to success—which, for him, has been anything but smooth.

The February 2015 edition of L’Officiel Australia follows the debut issue of the French fashion and luxury magazine last month. The 94-year-old publication is France’s oldest and most respected fashion title, and the 25th international edition brings an inimitable Gallic savoir faire with an Australian accent.