From the moment that the first Fifty Shades book was adapted to the screen and became the inevitable hit everyone knew it would be, fans instantly started announcing their dream casting for characters in the follow-up film, Fifty Shades Darker. One of those characters was Elena Lincoln, the older woman responsible for schooling main character Christian Grey in the many ways of dark lovemaking. But Pfeiffer passed and Kim Basinger took the part. But Anastasia finds herself still in love and is willing to have a genuine go at a traditional relationship with Christian.
Fifty Shades Darker Kim Basinger stripped bare: Her SEXIEST X-rated scenes and pictures
At 63, Basinger will play the other woman competing for Christian Grey's attentions in the eagerly awaited new film, which hits cinemas on February She takes the key role of Elena Lincoln, Christian business partner and former lover. The actress once acknowledged the difficulties of being viewed as a sex symbol, saying: "Any girl who comes to Hollywood with sex symbol or bombshell hanging over her has a rough road. After four decades she has travelled that road and still looks incredible, with an Oscar to prove she is more than just a beautiful face and pneumatic body. Kim's endless romping with Rourke remains an iconic moment in sexy cinema history, of course.