Ireland Baldwin on her mom, Kim Basinger: ‘no idea how people are born this beautiful’

Ireland Baldwin is a lovely girl. I mean, when your parents are Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin (say what you want about him now, but back in the day he was a stone cold hottie), you’re kind of blessed genetically. The 21-year-old shared a candid picture of her mom to Instagram on Friday, with the caption, “Rare moment alert Momma Kim in the flesh. I have no idea how people are born this beautiful.” Kim is 63. Yes, she’s had some work done, but she looks amazing, if you ask me.

rare moment alert 🚨 Momma Kim in the flesh. I have no idea how people are born this beautiful?¿?¿¿??

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Ireland and Kim are serving as brand ambassadors for a new hair care line from celebrity hairdresser Mitch Stone, who just happens to be Kim’s latest beau. The pair traveled to QVC’s Philadelphia studios last week to do a little shilling. It sure looks like they had fun, if this goofy Instagram video is any indication.

dweebs mcgeebs over there

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Ireland, who recently landed her first campaign with Guess, shared some of her mom’s beauty tips with PEOPLE Magazine. Apparently, good genes just isn’t enough to be a gorgeous model.

“My mom has taught me about prep, and how to make your skin and your body look good,” Baldwin told PEOPLE. “For me, my mom taught me to drink cranberry juice with no sugar – the pure kind from a Whole Foods or health food store. Cranberry juice and dandelion tea! You make the dandelion tea, let it brew and then pour them together over ice and drink that. I get really bloated. Like, I literally just breathe air, or chew gum, or eat one french fry and I’m huge. So, it helps with bloat. It helps with everything – it’s the best thing in the world! I’m not even kidding. It will change your life.”


Cranberry juice and dandelion tea, huh? I guess it’s worth a shot. Maybe I should also stop my seemingly once a week wing eating contests with my boyfriend (we’re tied at 1-1.) But, it’s nice to see Kim out and about. I’m an unapologetic fan of My Stepmother is an Alien and Blind Date, and I hope Kim will soon star in a movie I would actually pay money to see, unlike her last movie, 50 Shades Darker. You’re better than that, Kim.

Kim Basinger at Los Angeles International Airport

Kim Basinger at Los Angeles International Airport

Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Nice Guys"

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  1. Fiorucci says:

    It’s a product for getting rid of UTI. I don’t have a uti but I got some because it was half off in my grocers health section and i was curious. Heard about it on mom blogs as some people give it to their kids for UTI as well. I mix it with club soda for an unsweetened drink. Without soda it would be hard to swallow. The one I got has dandelion, “marshmallow?” And more things with the cranberry juice.

  2. Nancy says:

    From what I understand, Kim had all sorts of phobias and troubles in her life, but nobody can doubt her beauty. If you do, watch 9-1/2 weeks. Even Mickey Rourke was good looking in that movie!

  3. Naddie says:

    I don’t even know why I start reading rich people talking about their eating habbits and keep on. In my defense, I can say the title doesn’t hint anything about it.

  4. Alix says:

    I think Kim looks waxen and way over-tweaked.

  5. Sami says:

    She has always had “waxen” skin. Extremely flawless and always somewhat dewy. It was either God given or she had work done before she got to Hollywood. I’m sure she has had tweeks since to iron out creases but I really think that smooth as wax effect is naturally her.

  6. Barrett says:

    She has had work (a bit tight) but I always remember even back in the day she seems like a hermit who shuns the sun. Really big hats and sunglasses and big clothes. She probably would look better than most at her age even w/o the work due her skincare.

  7. BlueSky says:

    I’m with you, Corey. I remember Alec Baldwin in “The Hunt for Red October” and “Beetlejuice” he really was a hottie back in the day!

  8. Sarah says:

    Did anyone else see her in Fifty Shades Darker?

  9. JC says:

    She was in Nadine in the late 80s with Jeff Bridges. They were both so young and adorable.

  10. Maple Girl says:

    I do wonder how it feels going trough life being that beautiful. I’m sure there are also difficulties, but people that beautiful seem to be operating on a completely different level.

  11. manda says:

    whoa, the “real” cranberry juice (as opposed to cranberry juice cocktail) is so strong and awful tasting. I tried diluting it with water or mixing it with other things, but bleccchhhccchhhh. Yuck

  12. Tiffany says:

    I drink cranberry juice and still look like present day Alec Baldwin. And he is the better looking one.

  13. Enough Already says:

    Mother-in-law saw her in Nashville and said her skin was flawless and her hair was “thick as oatmeal” and barely contained in an elastic band.

  14. Ash says:

    Lol Tiffany! And I doubt you do!!! 😂😂 I met Mickey Rourke at a club in the early nineties. He was very polite. And I was very young. Carrie Otis called his phone while I was sitting next to him and Wilt Chamberlain?? (Random!) And I think I had a heart attack. She was another one. So so naturally beautiful.

  15. Heather says:

    I am totally going to try this cranberry – dandelion tea cocktail! I just googled it and Jillian Michael’s has a detox drink that is similar and looks like it might taste better….you make a big 60 oz portion every day and sip on it all day. It has lots of water, just a little sugar free cranberry juice, fresh lemon juice and dandelion tea:

  16. hey-ya says:

    ….its a daughter saying her mom is beautiful…nbd…Im just an observer & to me Kim looks a lot like Brandi Glanville…end of…

  17. KiddVicious says:

    I’ve had a crush on Kim Basinger since high school. Hard Country was the first time I noticed her, with Jan Michael Vincent, another heart throb of that time. I think I watched it because of Jan Michael and Kim was a bonus.

  18. nicegirl says:

    Remember how beautiful she was as Vicki Vale in Batman? Stunningly gorgeous.

  19. Jayna says:

    She was a beauty. The filler in her face looks weird and maybe pulled too much.

    Susan Sarandon seems to be the one getting it right out of the female celebs over sixty. She’s 70, and her face moves and is luminous and doesn’t have weird cheeks and too tight. Her hair looks shiny and healthy. She still looks like herself, but not overdone — yet. LOL

  20. The dormouse says:

    Anyone remember Alec Baldwin as Billy Aldrich on The Doctors soap opera? He was something special.

  21. blonde555 says:

    So beautiful? I think not. She is tugged to high heaven and looks alien-like. Why do all the ladies post-facelift have the creepy red/pink rimmed eyes?

  22. Ellie71 says:

    I liked nasty Kim , in Nice Guys. I always thought Russel and Kim would be great in real life.