When you’re the daughter of a blonde bombshell and a blue-eyed charmer, you’re likely to inherit a few of their stunning attributes. For Ireland Basinger-Baldwin, whose parents are Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger and razor-tongued actor Alec Baldwin, her genetic traits are enviable: She’s a staggering 6 feet 2 inches tall, with aquamarine eyes and the curves of a Bond girl.
But the 21-year-old Ireland is also the product of her parents’ rocky divorce and a bitter battle for her custody, which left her with a fractured sense of identity.
After checking herself into rehab in 2015 for “emotional trauma,” Ireland emerged from the darkness with a stronger outlook on life and a closer relationship with her family. With a healthier head and heart, she immersed herself in her modeling career and embraced a new sense of self-confidence thanks to the encouragement of those around her.
“I never looked in the mirror and thought, ‘You’re so hot,’ ” she said afterward. “It took a lot of other people to believe in me before I could believe in myself.”
And if her Instagram feed is any indication, her admirers clearly believe in what they see: a beautiful, poised young woman unafraid to enjoy life—and have a little fun.