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MILAN (AP) — Actress Sharon Stone helped raise more than $1.1 million for AIDS research at a charity auction, hours after a brief trip to a hospital during Milan Fashion Week.
The 54-year-old Miss Stone experienced migraine-related symptoms after the Fendi runway show Saturday night, was examined as a precaution and was given a clean bill of health, the amfAR Foundation for AIDS Research said in a statement Sunday.
The foundation denied earlier reports that she had fainted.
At the charity auction Saturday night, Miss Stone was in fine form, cracking jokes as she enticed higher bids.
“Wild horses couldn’t keep her away,” the foundation said.
Designer Roberto Cavalli paid 35,000 euros ($45,500) for a new interpretation of the 1972 Bocca sofa shaped like lips after Miss Stone reclined on the piece, demonstrating its comfort.
“You can kiss my … any time,” she joked with Mr. Cavalli, who was sitting at Miss Stone’s table.
A 2004 Damien Hirst etching of nine colored dots called “Quene 1-AM” netted 110,000 euros ($143,000) while a Robert Rauschenberg print “Site” earned 40,000 euros ($52,000).
The foundation said most of the money it raises is used for research toward finding a cure for AIDS.
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