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Short Takes : Sober Look at the Wild at Heart

Screen siren Kim Basinger says she can be wild without drugs or alcohol.

The 37-year-old actress, who steamed up the screen in “9 1/2 Weeks,” admits in the Februaryissue of Cosmopolitan that she’s done a lot of wild things, including drugs and plenty of partying.

“When I came to L.A., I said, ‘I want to take everything. I want to try it all.’ ”

She said the debilitating effects of cocaine “made me very smart in one way. It made me know that you could never use it and get by.”

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Basinger skirted the issue when asked about her reported personal relationship with “The Marrying Man” co-star Alec Baldwin and past courtship with singer Prince, but said she would like to marry again.

“It’s so much more romantic than being a single person,” she said.

Basinger was married for eight years to makeup artist Ron Britton. They were divorced in 1989.


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