Jane Fonda turns 85: The best gift ever for the film icon!


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Hollywood icon Jane Fonda turns 85 © dpa, Richard Shotwell, RS nothing where

Jane Fonda celebrates her 85th birthday today, December 21st. She is aware that she has the majority of her life behind her. The Grace and Frankie star recently told Entertainment Tonight that she's 'realistic' about her future and knows she 'won't be around much longer.' This may sound sad at first, but the birthday girl is now celebrating her life like never before.

A superstar for 60 years

The mother of three and two-time Academy Award winner said she's had a 'great life.' 'When you get to my age, you should be more aware of how much time is behind you versus what's ahead. Me mean, that's just realistic,' the actress and environmental activist said. 'I'm not afraid to go, I'm ready, I've had a great life.' She added, 'Not that I want to go, but I'm aware that it will be sooner rather than later.'

In the video: Jane Fonda has no problem with aging

  Jane Fonda doesn't have a problem with aging

Good news before the birthday

Last Thursday, Jane Fonda shared very good news with her fans. Taking to Instagram, she wrote, 'Best birthday present ever.' And she shared, 'Last week I was told by my oncologist that my cancer is in remission and I can stop chemo.' She feels 'so blessed, so happy,' she added. 'Thank you to everyone who has prayed and sent me well wishes. I'm sure that played a part in the good news.'

In September, Jane Fonda, who had breast cancer in the past, announced that she has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma . She also explained on Instagram at the time: 'This is a very treatable cancer. Eighty percent of the people survive'.

Jane's advice to young people about getting older

  Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda embraces age and keeps partying! © dpa, Christian Charisius, kde sab

Fonda plans to celebrate her 85th birthday with her family, telling Entertainment Tonight: 'My daughter and grandkids will be from Vermont and my son, his wife and their kid who will live in Los Angeles, as well as some friends come over and we'll just have a quiet time.'

In general, she doesn't seem to struggle with age . In an interview with the Herald Sun, Jane Fonda said, 'It's a lot easier being older than being younger. It's so hard being young. There's nothing but questions.' She 'wasted' so much time coloring her hair and has proudly sported her gray hair for several years. The 1980s fitness icon also told Vogue, 'I want young people to stop being scared of getting old. What matters isn't age. What matters is your health.' She added that her father died of heart disease when he was six years younger than she is now.

your famous family

Jane Fonda comes from a well-known family. Her father is US actor and 'The Grapes' star Henry Fonda (1905-1982), her mother, Frances Ford Seymour (1908-1950), also a socialite of her time. Jane Fonda's brother is an 'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda (1940-2019).

Before her career as an actress, Jane Fonda was a popular model, she appeared twice on the cover of 'Vogue'. In Paris, she also studied art history for a few months. When she returned to the USA in 1958, she met the important acting teacher Lee Strasberg (1901- 1982), a life-changing meeting that acknowledged her 'real talent,' Jane Fonda later recalled. After that, all she could think about was acting. She started her film career in the early 1960s with films like 'On Glowing Pavement' or 'Sunday in New York'.

Her real breakthrough came in 1965 with the film Cat Ballou. After that, she starred alongside stars like Robert Redford (86) and Marlon Brando (1924-2004). The film 'Barbarella' finally made Jane the sex symbol of her time in 1968. Just one year later, another milestone followed: her performance in 'Only horses are given the coup de grace' was well received by audiences and critics and earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress . She was very picky when it came to her engagements, and she is said to have turned down leading roles in Rosemary's Baby and Bonnie and Clyde.

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  Jane Fonda beams at Harper's BAZAAR Cover - mit 83

Her first Oscar

  Actress Jane Fonda and her father, Hollywood star Henry Fonda
Jane Fonda and her famous father Henry Fonda in 1979. © dpa, UPI, sv

Jane won her first Oscar for best actress in 1972 with the thriller 'Klute', in which she played a call girl. In the years that followed, the Hollywood star was mainly politically involved on the street' again successes on the big screen. 'Coming Home - you return home', a strip about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, then secured her second Oscar for best actress in 1979. The actress had previously announced that she would only do films that focus on important issues .

After the commercial success of Why Don't We Kill the Boss? (1980), alongside Lily Tomlin (83) and Dolly Parton (76), a special wish came true for the birthday boy: she had wanted to work with her father for a long time in the hope that this would help their strained relationship. The pair co-starred with Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) in The Golden Lake (1981). They eventually became the first father-daughter duo to receive Oscar nominations for their roles in the same film, Henry Fonda won his only Oscar for Best Actor, which his daughter accepted on his behalf as he was ill.He died five months later.

She became an aerobics star

  Jane Fonda shows off her aerobic routine to the press.
In the '80s, Jane cut a fine figure as a fitness girl. © dpa, Susan Ragan, dt sab

Not only did Jane Fonda appear in numerous movies in the 1980s, she also launched a second career with her at-home workout videos, which sparked a fitness boom. In 1982, she released her first workout video, 'Jane Fonda's Workout,' which became the best-selling VHS of the 20th century .

After a quieter 1990s in which she retired from the film business, Jane Fonda returned to the big screen in 2005, alongside Jennifer Lopez (53) in Monster In Law (2005). Recent credits include Book Club and the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, in which she and Lily Tomlin embody both main characters. In fact, the 80-year-old is currently more successful than ever in her film career .

More than just a screen star and fitness icon

Jane has been politically active throughout her life, including for the civil rights movement and against the Vietnam War. In recent years, their protests for climate protection have made headlines, she was arrested several times in Washington .

In the video: She was arrested for climate protection

  Jane Fonda supports Friday's for Future

Jane Fonda's Love Stories

The actress has been credited with numerous love stories with prominent men over the decades . Jane Fonda was married three times: in 1965 she tied the knot with director Roger Vadim (1928-2000), and in 1968 their daughter, Vanessa, was born. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973. Shortly thereafter, she married for the second time, with the politician Tom Hayden (1939-2016), from this relationship came a son, Troy, who was born in 1973. In 1982, the couple adopted another child, Mary Luana. In 1990, Tom and Jane divorced. The actress entered marriage number three in 1991 with TV tycoon Ted Turner (84), ten years later the divorce followed.

In 2020, Fonda revealed about her sex life during a virtual appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: 'I don't have time. I'm old and I've had so much of it. I don't need it right now because I'm too busy.' At the same time, older women would have a lot more fun with it, as she once let on . But what she still does at 85 is her workout. Although it's slowing down now, as she told Entertainment Tonight.

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