Jane Fonda | Biography

Posted On: 10 Sep, 2014


Jane Fonda | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth December 21, 1937
Age 79 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Husband/Spouse Roger Vadim(Div.), Tom Hayden(Div.), Ted Turner(Div.)
Boyfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes
Married Not Now
Body Measurements N/A
Net Worth $120 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 118 lbs
Children/Kids Vanessa Vadim, Troy Garity, Mary Luana Williams

I'm now the elder in the position of doling out wisdom and trying to mend fences. - Jane Fonda

Born on December 21, 1937, multi-talented veteran actress Jane Fonda is also a writer, former fitness model, fitness guru and political activist. More importantly, her “everything at once” kind of personality makes her stand-out in Hollywood grand events such as red carpet events, award ceremonies and celebrities parties. American viewers are simply feeling lucky to get Jane Fonda as their acclaimed veteran actress because she has not only appeared in films that are commercially successful but also in films that are critically worshipped as well. Plus, her work as a political activist proves that she is a couscous and responsible citizen who is not afraid of speaking her mind.

As of 2014, well-endowed actress Jane is 71 years old proud woman with two daughters and a son. It is not known whether she is in touch with fathers of her children i.e. her ex-husbands but it is a sure fact that she is close to all of her children. You have got to watch the inspirational video where three generations of Fonda family namely herself, daughter Vanessa and Vanessa children enjoys the tour of Galapagos. One can access the video by typing “Jane Fonda and family tour the Galapagos – Video” on Google search.

Now, talking about her personal life, she married French screenwriter, film director/ producer, author and actor Roger Vadim in 1965. Their daughter is no other than popular independent producer and cinematographer Vanessa Vadim. Vanessa is married to Paul Van Winkle and the couple has two kids i.e. a 15 year old son Malcolm and a 12 year old daughter Viva.

Furthermore, after getting divorce from Roger, she married anti-war guru plus political activist since 1960 Tom Hayden, and their son is no other than Oscar nominated American actor Troy Garity also called Troy O'Donovan Hayden. The then couple also adopted an African-American teenager named Mary Luana Williams, who was no surprisingly daughter of the members of Black Panther Party, one of the most popular and controversial black socialist party from 1960-1980). It is a known fact that both Hayden and Fonda are involved in political activism since a long-long time and there is a strong possibility that then socio-economic condition of poor yet smart Mary, one of the six children to a black couple and whose father goes to prison leaving her mother alone to raise all of the kids, made Hayden and Fonda to think twice about their political activism. When Mary was 13, she accepts the invitation to go to Laurel Spring Children’s Camp organized by Jane Fonda. After one year, at the age of 14, Mary life was going to change drastically as she was soon to accept Jane and Hayden request to live with them in Santa Monica. Because of immense love from Fonda’s family, Marry was successful in downsizing her pain from her past life and minimizing all the psychological effects of being a rape victim.

Really, Fonda’s family gave Mary a dream life and never let her feel she is not a part of the family. And, in this way Fonda was able to teach a sweet lesson of equality to her children.

Continuing the biography, Fonda and Hayden relationship ends in the year 1990 creating a huge media buzz and in 2001, there goes another sea of speculation when Jane and her third husband plus CNN founder Ted Turner goes through a divorce. Ted and Jane met for the first time officially after both of them crossed 50 and soon they started feeling like teenagers in love. It is clear that Ted and Jane, especially Jane, finally decided to separate from each other permanently even after being married with each other for a decade long time because she was not happy with her deteriorating marriage with Turner and lack of proper communication due to their different thinking’s in life. Simply, in old age all you want to do is share a story of life to people and if your husband is bipolar and again differs from you religiously, that can add a lot of game over while winning the game of “Improving the relationship that is already deteriorating as a marriage”. Anyway, both of them haven’t revealed anything about the reasons of their divorce.

On top of that, all that matters is the story ends with a happy ending. Ted is as previously increasing his influence in U.S.A and all over the world as media tycoon. Jane is nevertheless a proud mother with record producer Richard Perry, Jane’s boyfriend since 2009.

 Moreover, Jane’s first husband Roger Vadim is a dead man because of cancer.

Now moving on to her body configuration, she is a tall woman with the height of 5 feet and 8 inches. She was a celebrated actress in her times and well recognized beauty for her slim body and perfect hourglass shape body. The blonde actress is a talented diva and fashion icon of her times whose roles in well-recognized movies such as Barbarella (she gets rated as a sex symbol after this movie), Cat Ballou, Klute. ,Julia, Agnes of God and many more and viral exercise videos have been one of the sensation of the period 1960 -2000. And, the most interesting fact is the fact that she is a fit and fine woman who does workouts in a timely manner even at the age of 76. Also, her then long and medium length bob hairstyles and now short and sassy hairstyles are popular among fashion critics of the country. Respect to her haircut specialist and her sense of looking good.

Nevertheless, Fonda is a well-known feminist and one of the most popular anti-war personas of the United States of America. Just her name can make a significant impact in the mind of people all over the world because of her political activism and social works such as generating support  for feminist causes,  protecting Native Americans right to land, opposition to Iraq war, her children camps and on top of that her charitable work via Jane Fonda Foundation.

Furthermore, her net worth is guessed in the range of 120 million U.S. dollar to 160 million U.S dollar. Other wiki on her personal and professional life can be extracted from Wikipedia’s biography on her. One can also follow the legendry actress via twitter. Last but not the least, don’t forget to check out Jane young days pictures (Damn! She is simply hot. No comments). But if you want to express comments after reading this biography/article, you can simply write in the below comment box.  

There’s no doubt that the people from all over the world have a lots of respect for the two times Academy awards, one time Emmy awards and seven times Golden Globe Awards winner Jane Fonda for being one hell of the actress of this era.