Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, political activist, environmentalist, and former fashion model. She rose to prominence in the 1960s with such films as Period of Adjustment, Sunday in New York, Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, and Barbarella. In 1982, she released her first exercise video, Jane Fonda’s Workout, which became the highest-selling VHS of all time. She currently stars as Grace Hanson in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.
About Jane Fonda in brief
Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, political activist, environmentalist, and former fashion model. She is the recipient of various accolades including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fonda rose to prominence in the 1960s with such films as Period of Adjustment, Sunday in New York, Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, and Barbarella. In 1982, she released her first exercise video, Jane Fonda’s Workout, which became the highest-selling VHS of all time. In 2009, she returned to Broadway after a 49-year absence from the stage, in the play 33 Variations which earned her a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. In 2005, along with Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, she co-founded the Women’s Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training. She currently stars as Grace Hanson in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie, which debuted in 2015 and has earned her nominations for a PrimTime Emmy Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has English, French, and Scottish ancestry and is distantly related on her mother’s side to Jane Seymour, Seymour, and Peter Fonda. She was named for the third wife of Henry VIII, Jane Jane, until she was in fourth grade, when she was called ‘Lady Jane’ Fonda was also an actor, and her maternal half-sister is Frances Villers Brokaw, whose daughter is Pilar Corrias, the owner of the PilarCorrias Gallery in London.
Her first husband was Barbarella director Roger Vadim. In 1950, Fonda married the socialite Susan Blanchard, his junior years. Later that year, Henry Fonda died by suicide while undergoing psychiatric treatment at Craig House House in Beacon, New York City. He was 23 years old at the time, and she was 12 years old. She married billionaire media mogul Ted Turner in 1991 and retired from acting, following a row of commercially unsuccessful films concluded by Stanley & Iris. In 2001, she divorced Turner in 2001 and returned to the screen with the hit Monster-in-Law. In the early 2010s she fully re-launched her career. Subsequent films have included The Butler, This Is Where I Leave You, Youth, Our Souls at Night, and Book Club. She also released another five exercise videos between 2009 and 2012. In 2013, she starred in the HBO drama series The Newsroom earned her two Primetime Emmys Award nominations. In 2014, she appeared in the hit series Georgia Rule, in which she also played the role of Grace Hanson. In 2015, she played the lead role in the movie The Butler, which was her first starring role in more than a decade.