The Basic Instinct actress, who suffered a massive stroke in 2001, is now an advocate for brain-aging diseases that disproportionally affect women. In a new interview with Variety, she said she believes her disease caused fans to forget her — just like they forgot Princess Diana.
After her brain aneurism, Stone, 61, suffered a string of professional and person issues: fighting for custody of her son Roan Joseph Bronstein, remortgaging her house, and losing out on movie roles due to her condition.
“I lost everything I had,” said Stone. “I lost my place in the business.”