Sharon Stone posed for a Dolce and Gabbana photoshoot in Venice on Friday, on the same day as she urged her followers to pray for her nephew River, 11 months, after he was found in his crib with total organ failure.
The actress, 63, was every inch the professional as she powered through the shoot outside Saint Mark’s Basilica in St. Mark’s Square, while a crowd of eager onlookers watched on.
Amid the news, Sharon appeared in great spirits as she posed with a group of hunky males inside and outside an upmarket eatery in the Italian city.
Wow!Sharon Stone posed for a Dolce and Gabbana photoshoot in Venice on Friday, on the same day as she urged her followers to pray for her nephew River, 11 months, after he was found in his crib with total organ failure
The Basic Instinct actress showed off her toned physique in a little black dress with semi-sheer lace panels, before donning a sleek, strapless number with a sheer black bolero.
She accessorised her sultry looks with gold earrings, adding a gold necklace in one look before slipping on a pair of dark shades for another.
‘We need a miracle’: Sharon’s show-stopping shoot comes the same day as she urged everyone to pray for her nephew River, 11 months, after he was found in his crib with total organ failure
Sharon also showed off her washboard abs in a racy black crop top with cross-over straps worn with tailored black trousers.
Her cropped, blonde tresses were swept into a chic, tousled style for all of her shots, while her age-defying features were highlighted with a dewy make-up palette.
It comes as the actress posted to Instagram in the early hours on Friday morning and asked for a ‘miracle’ as she shared the 11-month-old, named River Stone, had been hospitalised.
Hard at work: Amid the news, Sharon appeared in great spirits as she posed with a group of hunky males inside and outside an upmarket eatery in the Italian city
Devastated by the news, Stone shared a picture of River in his hospital bed and pleaded: ‘We need a miracle.’
The Basic Instinct star wrote: ‘My nephew and godson River Stone was found in his crib [with] total organ failure today.
‘Please pray for him. We need a miracle.’
She was inundated with messages of support from friends, fans and fellow celebrities a like, who sent Stone their prayers.
Actress Kate Hudson penned: ‘Sending light and healing love,’ while Ruby Rose commented: ‘Praying for River and your whole family.’
Heartbreaking: It comes as the actress posted to Instagram in the early hours on Friday morning and asked for a ‘miracle’ as she shared the 11-month-old, named River Stone, had been hospitalised (stock image)
‘Please pray for him’: Sharon reached out to her followers for their prayers, with Kate Hudson and Ruby Rose sending the actress their support
Support: Sharon Osbourne was also seen commenting on the star’s post and shared, ‘Bless him, sending so much love and prayer
Sharon Osbourne added: ‘Bless him sending so much love and prayer.’
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shared: ‘Holding you and your family in prayer.’
No other details have been given regarding River’s condition.
River was born in September 2020 and is the son of Sharon’s brother Patrick.
Sharon had introduced River to fans on Instagram shortly after his birth last year, as she shared a photo of the newborn to social media.
She penned at the time: ‘Look who’s going home: River William Stone, my brother Patrick and his wife Tasha’s new baby.’
Family: Sharon had announced River’s arrival on behalf of brother Patrick (pictured above with their sister Kelly Stone) on Instagram as the tot was taken home from hospital
Family: River was born in September 2020 and is the son of Sharon’s brother Patrick
‘Reporting from Venice’: Sharon later followed up her post about her nephew with a video of her ‘about to start her day’ in a water taxi in Venice
Stone’s heartbreaking post comes after it was announced she will receive the Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival.
She is set to receive the honour next month at the festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the award ceremony then screening her 1996 movie Casino, which Stone received an Academy Award nomination for.
Speaking of the award, Stone has said: ‘It is an honour to engage with the global community and celebrate the profound depth of our art.’
‘I am thrilled to be recognised in this capacity,’ she added.
Zurich Film Festival’s artistic director, Christian Jungen, described Stone as ‘a woman Hitchcock would have loved’ and a ‘true icon of the seventh art’ in a statement.
‘Her distinguishing qualities include an irresistible charm, a great human depth, the talent to play a whole range of roles and the ability to captivate an audience like no other,’ Jungen said.
‘At a time when the film business was dominated by men, she stood her ground to fight against sexism and in doing so became a major role model for many women in the film business.’
The festival lauded Stone’s versatility, noting that she ‘refused to be typecast as a man-eating vamp’ after her ‘breakthrough role’ in 1992 classic Basic Instinct.
‘In fact, the actress, whose memoirs recently addressed the ills of Hollywood in the New York Times bestseller The Beauty of Living Twice, has proven herself to be an exceedingly versatile character actress,’ festival organisers said.
Stone, who has three teen sons – 21-year-old Roan, 16-year-old Laird and 15-year-old Quinn – is the fifth consecutive actress to receive the Golden Icon Award.
Past performers who received the honour include Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere and Sean Penn.
Honoured: Sharon is set to receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival