Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda, 80, talks about her rules for feel­ing fab­u­lous, why be­ing sin­gle suits her – and her new film, Book Club

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my rules for feel­ing fab­u­lous for­ever!

Hol­ly­wood star, work­out queen, po­lit­i­cal ac­tivist – there’s no doubt that Jane Fonda is a force to be reck­oned with. Born to the leg­endary ac­tor Henry Fonda and so­cialite Frances Ford Seymour, who com­mit­ted sui­cide when Jane was just 12, she rose to fame in the ti­tle role of the 1968 film Bar­barella and quickly made a name for her­self, win­ning nu­mer­ous awards for iconic roles in films in­clud­ing the crime thriller, Klute, and Viet­nam war ro­mance, Com­ing Home.

Her trans­for­ma­tion from ac­tress to ac­tivist came in the 1970s when she be­came a lead­ing fig­ure in the an­tiViet­nam war move­ment, be­fore she went on to rev­o­lu­tionise the fit­ness in­dus­try with the re­lease of the Jane Fonda Work­out in 1982. She also has three high-pro­file mar­riages un­der her belt, in case you didn’t know.

And, at 80, Jane shows ab­so­lutely no sign of slow­ing down. She’s the star of hit Net­flix com­edy se­ries Grace and Frankie, and in her lat­est film, Book Club, she plays Vivian, a suc­cess­ful ho­tel owner, who is part of a book club with three life­long friends, played by Diane Keaton, Candice Ber­gen and Mary Steen­bur­gen. She en­cour­ages them to read Fifty Shades of Grey – and it’s an ex­pe­ri­ence that changes each of their lives. Jane is now sin­gle and lives in Los An­ge­les. She has three grown-up chil­dren, Mary Wil­liams, Vanessa Vadim, and Troy Gar­ity, and two grand­chil­dren.

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