Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, activist, and former fashion model. Recognized as a film icon, Fonda is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two British Academy ...

Full Name
Jayne Seymour Fonda
Dec 21, 1937
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Jane Fonda was born on December 21, 1937 in New York City, United States. She is the daughter of Frances Ford Seymour and Henry Fonda, two highly respected actors of their time. Jane had a privileged upbringing and she attended private schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

At the age of 21, Jane left for Paris with her first husband, French director Roger Vadim. In France, Jane studied acting and began to appear in small roles in films. Her first big break came when she played Barbarella in the 1968 science fiction movie of the same name. This role led to international fame and popularity.

In 1971, Jane returned to the United States where she starred in her first Hollywood film Klute (1971). This performance won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. During this period, Jane also became more politically active and involved herself with anti-war protests against the Vietnam War.

Jane continued to act throughout the 1970s and 1980s, starring in films such as Coming Home (1978) for which she again won an Academy Award for Best Actress. She also wrote two books during this period: "My Life So Far" (2005) and "Prime Time" (2009).

In 2005, after a 17-year hiatus from acting, Jane returned to Hollywood with Monster-in-Law (2005). Since then she has appeared in numerous films including Our Souls at Night (2017), Book Club (2018), The Last Word (2019) and most recently The Morning Show (2019). 

Throughout her career Jane has received numerous awards including seven Golden Globe Awards and two BAFTA Awards in addition to her two Academy Awards.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1937</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jane Fonda is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 21, 1937, Jane Fonda was born in New York City to actress Frances Ford Seymour and actor Henry Fonda.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Fonda Makes Movie Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fonda makes her movie debut in the film "Tall Story" alongside Anthony Perkins.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1968</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Fonda Wins Her 1st Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins her first of two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her role in the film “Barbarella”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Turns to Fitness Videos</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fonda turns to fitness videos, becoming a popular figure in the exercise industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives 2nd Oscar for Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins her second Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie "The Butler".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Honored by Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fonda is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jane Fonda is an iconic actress who has starred in many classic films, such as "Klute," "Barbarella" and "Coming Home." She is also a two-time Academy Award winner and has been nominated for numerous awards throughout her career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jane Fonda is a passionate activist who has fought for women's rights, racial justice and environmental protection. She is also the founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, which works to empower young people to make positive changes in their own lives.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Fitness Guru</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Jane Fonda is a fitness guru who has inspired millions of people to take up exercising and stay fit. She has released several exercise videos over the years and continues to promote healthy lifestyles with her best selling books, such as "Prime Time: Exercise, Diet and Health Tips for Women Over 50."</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won Two Academy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jane Fonda won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in Klute and Coming Home.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started a Fitness Empire</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jane Fonda kicked off the aerobics craze in the 1980s with her series of workout videos and books. She eventually sold her company, which became one of the most successful businesses of its time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Granddaughter of Henry Fonda</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jane Fonda is the granddaughter of legendary actor Henry Fonda and daughter of movie star Jane Seymour Fonda.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Involved in Social Activism</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Jane Fonda has been involved in numerous social activism causes over the years, from anti-war protests to environmental campaigns and women's rights issues.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2013, Jane Fonda was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama for her work as an actress, entrepreneur, and social activist.</p></div>


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