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Sharon kids about to promote peace in Israel

March 12, 2006
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Basic Instinct actress Sharon Stone celebrated turning 48 over the weekend with a humanitarian trip to the Middle East - on the way making some interesting friends such as a baby goat at a Mount Canaan hotel. During the five-day visit to the region, the U.S star reduced a roomful of reporters to fits of laughter when she pledged to "kiss just about anybody for peace".

The mother-of-two also made a visit to the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, where she greeted the crowd with a warm smile and held up her fingers in a sign of peace, before spending a few minutes with her head bowed in quiet prayer. Earlier in the day the beauty had kicked off her shoes and got down to work with a shovel to plant a tree for peace.

Since surviving a life-threatening brain aneurysm in 2001, the Casino star seems to have revved things up a gear. "What kept me back from dying?" Sharon asked. "It was just not my time."

As well as becoming a parent for the second time after adopting Laird Vonne as a brother for Roan Joseph, five, the actress stepped up her charity work. Sharon famously raised $1 million for charity in five minutes at the 2005 World Economic Forum in Davos by pledging $10,000 and inviting others to follow.

And that's not to mention another sexually charged appearance in Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction, 14 years after the first movie propelled her to stardom.

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The actress makes a furry friend during her five-day visit at the invitation of Nobel Prize winner Shimon PeresPhoto: © AFPy
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Sharon in a moment of quiet contemplation at the Western WallPhoto: © AFP

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