There was one person who believed Sharon Stone would be a star even when her father didn't -- Muhammad Ali. The Golden Globe winner dished to ET on Saturday about meeting the late boxing legend when she was a teen, and how he inspired her.
"I met him when I was 17," Stone told ET at the Hotbed Gala benefiting her charity, Planet Hope. "I was in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant and he was in Hershey, Pennsylvania, when I was there and I met him. And then he called my father and offered me a part in his film that he was making."
While Ali saw Hollywood potential in the young Pennsylvania native, Stone's dad thought otherwise.
"My father said, 'She is not going to be in film,'" Stone recalled. "He told my father, 'You may think that she is not, but she is. You cannot hide that girl under a bushel basket. Her light is too bright.'"
In 2012, Stone reunited with the champ at his charity event, Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIII, where he proved his memory might have been as good as his footwork.
"I said to him, 'I met you when I was a teenage girl and you might not remember that,'" she recalled. "I was helping him up the stairs because of his Parkinson's and he turned to me and he said, 'Yes, and you were wearing a blue dress.'"