February 07, 2023

Jane Fonda (Actress) Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 3, 2022

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Short Biography

Jane Fonda was born on 21-12-1937 in New York City in the state of New York, the United States as Jayne Seymour Fonda. She is an American Film Actress, Television Actress, Theatre Actress, Model, Fitness Trainer, Philanthropist, Writer, Activist & Environmentalist. She is best-known for her works in Hollywood.

Jane Fonda Complete Bio & Career

Jane Fonda is an American actress best known for her acting career, political activism, and aerobic-exercise videos. The daughter of acclaimed actor Henry Fonda, the actress has won two Oscars. The daughter of acclaimed actor Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda has starred in the celebrated films Klute and Coming Home, winning Oscars for both. Off-screen, she was a civil rights and anti-war activist. In the 1980s, the actress found success in launching a series of aerobic-exercise videos. Fonda's recent projects include The Newsroom, Grace and Frankie, and Youth.
Fonda faced some challenges growing up. Her father could be cold and distant. Her mother, socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, committed suicide when Fonda was 12 years old. Not long after her mother's death, Fonda developed an eating disorder, which she struggled with for years. Her career seemed to really take off in 1960. She made her film debut in Tall Story (1960) with Anthony Perkins. On Broadway, Fonda netted a Tony Award nomination for There Was a Little Girl. She continued to juggle theatrical and film work over the next few years. Working with director George Cukor, Fonda starred in the romantic comedy The Chapman Report (1962). Another significant role for Fonda came a few years later. She co-starred with her father Henry in On Golden Pond in the year 1982.  Around this time, she also found herself spearheading a national health craze. She launched an immensely successful series of aerobic-exercise videos. In 2005, Fonda made a dramatic return to the public eye. She appeared in her first film in almost 15 years with Monster-in-Law, which also starred Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan. Her latest films include films such as Our Souls at Night and Book Club. She recently featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a guest host in January 2020.

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Jane Fonda Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Henry Fonda
Mother Frances Ford Seymour
Brother Peter Fonda
Step-sisters Amy Fishman, Frances de Villers Brokaw
Affairs She had several affairs.
Ex-husbands Roger Vadim (1965-1973), Tom Hayden (1973-1991), Ted Turner (1991-2001)
Daughters Vanessa Vadim, Mary Luana Williams (adopted)
Son Troy Garity
Other Relatives Bridget Fonda (niece)

She was born to an American actor father Henry Fonda and a Canadian-American socialite mother Frances Ford Seymour. She had a younger brother named Peter Fonda, an actor. Her brother, Peter died on 16-08-2019 at the age of 79. The Actress Bridget Fonda is her niece. She has two step-sisters named Amy Fishman (from her father's 3rd marriage with Susan Blanchard), and Frances de Villers Brokaw (from her mother's 1st marriage with George Tuttle Brokaw). She married filmmaker Roger Vadim on 14-08-1965. Together they have a daughter named Vanessa Vadim. The couple got divorced on 16-01-1973. She remarried Tom Hayden on 19-01-1973. Together they have a son named Troy Garity. Together they adopted a girl child named Mary Luana Williams in 1982. On 10-06-1990, they got divorced. On 21-12-1991, she married for 3rd time to Ted Turner and got divorced on 22-05-2001. She also had several affairs.

Life's Important Dates Of Jane Fonda

Body Measurements

Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town New York City, New York
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Los Angeles, California, United States
School Emma Willard School, Troy
Greenwich Academy, Connecticut
College Vassar College, Poughkeepsie
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Film - Tall Story (1960)
TV - A String of Beads (1961)
Best Movies Walk on the Wild Side (1962), The Chase (1966), On Golden Pond (1981),The Butler (2013), and Our Souls at Night (2017) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website www.janefonda.com


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Sport American Football

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jane Fonda

  • In 1997, the Empire UK magazine placed her on #83 on the list of “Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time”.
  • In November 1970, she was arrested by the authorities at the Cleveland Airport for having kicked a patrolman and a customs agent after they tried to detain her for having some 2,000 capsules in 105 bottles
  • In 1972, she created a major controversy by posing on the North Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns that were used against American aircraft during the Vietnam War.
  • In 2011, the Men’s Health magazine had her on the 9th spot in the list of “100 Hottest Women of All Time”.
  • Jane and her father hold the distinction of being the first father and daughter duo to be nominated for the Oscars in the same year (1982).

Jane Fonda Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

85 years, 1month, 17 days old age Jane Fonda will turn 86 on 21 December, 2023. Only 10 months, 13 days, 5 hours,9 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Jane Fonda has celebrated the total number of 86 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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