The 58-year-old actress - who split from first husband Michael Greenburg in 1990 and divorced her second husband Phil Bronstein in 2004 after six years of marriage - has been reluctant to look for love again because of her children, but now Roan, 16, Laird, 11, and Quinn, 10, are getting older, she feels more comfortable inviting someone new into her life.
She said: "I think we all have something we do and I think if you take the gift you have to use it and be your best and give the most to the world, you'll find what is your destiny." Sharon loves working out and makes time to visit the gym almost every day, while she also attributes her slender physique to staying away from junk food.
She said: "I like to work out, I belong to a gym, instead of three days a week, I work out five days a week or six days.
"I circuit train, I do the machines and I do them fast...
Sharon Yvonne Stone was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania, to Dorothy Marie (Lawson), an accountant and homemaker, and Joseph William Stone II, a factory worker. She was the second of four children, and has English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
At the age of 15, she studied in Saegertown High School, Pennsylvania and, at that same age, entered Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a degree in creative writing and fine arts.
She was a very smart girl, became a bookworm, and once was told that a suitable job for her (and her brains) was to become a lawyer.
However, her first love was still the black-and-white movies, especially those featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
So, the 17-year-old Sharon got herself into the Miss Crawford County and won the beauty contest.
From working part-time as a Mc Donald's counter girl, she worked her way up to become a successful Ford model, both in TV commercials and print ads.
In 1980, she made her film debut as an extra in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980).
Her first speaking part was in Wes Craven's horror movie, Deadly Blessing (1981).