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|Jane Fonda Biography and Filmography
Birthday: December 21, 1937
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5' 8"
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Hollywood legend has it that Bette Davis was forced to talk to a blank wall rather than her co-star Henry Fonda during filming of her close-ups in Jezebel; the reason was that he had repaired to New York to attend the birth of his daughter Jane. A child of privilege, the young Jane Fonda exhibited the imperious, headstrong attitude and ruthlessness that would distinguish both her film work and her private life. The teenage Fonda wasn't keen on acting until she worked with her father in a 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of The Country Girl. Slightly interested in pursuing a stage career at this point, Fonda nonetheless studied art both at Vassar and in Europe, returning to the states to work as a fashion model. Studying acting in earnest at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio, Fonda ultimately starred on Broadway in Tall Story, then made her film debut by re-creating this stage appearance in 1960. A talented but not really distinctive player at this time, Fonda astonished everyone (none as much as her father) by becoming one of the first major American actresses to appear nude in a foreign film. This was La Ronde (1964), directed by her lover (and later her first husband) Roger Vadim. The event was heralded by a giant promotional poster in New York's theater district, with Fonda's naked backside in full view for all Manhattan to see. Vadim decided to mold Fonda into a "sex goddess" in a series of lush but forgettable films; the best Fonda/Vadim collaboration was Barbarella (1968), which scored as much on the actress' sharp comic timing (already evidenced in such American pictures as Cat Ballou, 1968) as it did on her kinky costuming. In the late '60s, Fonda underwent another career metamorphosis when she became involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Her notorious visit to North Vietnam at the height of the conflict earned her the sobriquet "Hanoi Jane," as well as the enmity of virtually every ex-GI who fought in Southeast Asia. Even so, Fonda's film stardom ascended in the early '70s; in 1971, she won the first of two Oscars for her portrayal of a high-priced prostitute in Klute (her other was for Coming Home ), and Fonda's career flourished despite a sub-rosa Hollywood campaign to discredit the actress and spread idiotic rumors about her subversive behavior (one widely circulated fabrication had Fonda destroying the only existing negative of Stagecoach because she despised John Wayne).In the 1980s, the actress realized several personal and career milestones: she worked with her father on film for the only time in On Golden Pond (1981); she assisted former peace activist Tom Hayden, whom she had married in the early '70s, in his successful bid for the California State Assembly; and she launched the first of several best-selling exercise videos. She also won an Emmy for her performance in the TV movie The Dollmaker (1984). After her marriage to Hayden ended in the early '80s, Fonda married media mogul Ted Turner in 1991 (the couple would divorce in 2000), and began curtailing her film appearances, all but retiring from the screen after her lead role opposite Robert De Niro in 1990s Stanley & Iris. Though occasionally glimpsed performing the "tomahawk chop" at Atlanta Braves games during her marriage to Turner, Fonda was no less the social activist in the 1990s than she was two decades earlier: among her projects was the production of several "revisionist" dramatic specials and documentaries about the history of Native Americans, duly telecast on Turner's various worldwide cable services.Just when it seemed audiences might have seen the last of Fonda on the bigscreen, she returned in 2005 with the romantic-comedy Monster In-Law. Starring Fonda as a meddling mother bent on disrupting the planned nuptials of her son (Michael Vartan) and his fiance (Jennifer Lopez), the film went on to be a modest box-office success despite mixed reviews from critics.2005 also saw the release of Fonda's bestselling autobiography My Life So Far.
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#21). 
- Mother of Vanessa Vadim with Roger Vadim
- Attended Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
- Is the subject of an erroneous urban legend. When Vassar was a women's college, the story goes, Jane Fonda refused to wear the elegant white gloves and pearls that were the attire for the daily Tea in the Rose Parlor. When confronted, Fonda returned to the parlor wearing the gloves and the pearls, and nothing else.
- Ranked #83 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Retired from acting in 1992.
- Married Ted Turner on her birthday in 1991.
- Daughter of Henry Fonda.
- Sister of Peter Fonda.
- Aunt of Bridget Fonda and Justin Fonda
- Arrested and charged with drug smuggling. [November 1970]
- Her birth was the cause of some interruptions during her father's filming of Jezebel (1938) with Bette Davis.
- She was, and still is, an exercise maven.
- Mother of Troy Garity
- Fonda was arrested in 1970 after allegedly kicking a cop when she was found carrying a large amount of what appeared to be pills. All charges were dropped after the pills were identified as vitamins.
- Atttended Emma Willard School in Troy, NY.
- Announced her separation from husband Ted Turner. [January 2000]
- Was offered the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973).
- Jane now openly admits that she suffered from bulimia from age 13 to age 37. While modeling, she said she lived on cigarettes, coffee, speed, and strawberry yogurt.
- Sister-in-law of Susan Brewer.
- Born at 9:14 AM EST
- Shortly after her divorce from Ted Turner, she announced she had become a born-again Christian. Speculations are that this may have played a part in their seperation, since Ted Turner has expressed highly critical opinions on religion in general.
- The suicide of her socialite mother Frances Seymour Brokaw was kept from her as a teenager, and she was told that she'd died of heart failure. Household newspaper and magazine subscriptions were canceled, and the staff and student body of Fonda's high school were instructed not to discuss the incident. Fonda learned the truth months later while leafing through a movie magazine in art class.
- Measurements: 33B-24-35 (during "Barbarella), 32B-24-31 1/2 (in 1980), 34C-25-36 (after "small" implants- 1987), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Her out-of-retirement movie, Monster-in-Law (2005) will come out the same time as her autobiography, "My Life So Far" and the same time her workouts are re-released to DVD format in stores.
- Protested alongside fellow actresses Sally Field & Christine Lahti, and playwright Eve Ensler urging the Mexican government to re-investigate the slayings of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez, on the Mexico-Texas border. (February 2004)
- Two sisters, Pam and Amy.
- She was voted the 51st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "There Was a Little Girl."
- She was voted the 32nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
- Born on the same day Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) premiered.
- In 1982, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" on behalf of her father Henry Fonda, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony
- Of the Oscar-winning father-daughter couples, she and her father are one of two couples (the other is Hayley Mills/ John Mills) where the daughter won an Academy award before the father did.
- She and her father were the first father-daughter couple to be Oscar-nominated the same year (1982).
- She and The China Syndrome (1979) co-stars Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas have all won Oscars for Leading Roles. Fonda won for Klute (1971), Lemmon won for Save the Tiger (1973), and Douglas won for Wall Street (1987).
- Her father was of Italian and Dutch descent and her mother was of Irish and German descent.
- Stepdaughter of Shirley Fonda
- Is fluent in french
- Passed on the title role in Norma Rae (1979), which won a Best Actress Oscar for its eventual star Sally Field.
- Adopted a daughter, Mary Luana Williams, with Tom Hayden in the 1970s.
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actress category for her performance in the film Monster-in-Law (2005). She failed to receive a nomination, however. (Had she gotten the nomination, it would have been her first Razzie nomination in 16 years. She was previously nominated for Worst Actress at the 1990 Razzie Awards for her performance in the film Old Gringo (1989).)
- In her modeling days after college, she was twice on the cover of Vogue magazine.
- Her performance as Bree Daniels in Klute (1971) is ranked #91 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
- Jane was mentioned on Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 hit single "Baby Got Back".
- Atttended Emma Willard School in Troy, New York.
- Her out-of-retirement movie, Monster-in-Law (2005) came out the same time as her autobiography, "My Life So Far" and the same time her workouts are re-released to DVD format in stores.
- Premiere Magazine ranked her as #32 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
- She and Tom Hayden gave their son Troy Garity his paternal grandmother's last name for the sake of anonymity