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