Monday, January 5, 2009
Style minx and perky beauty Jane Fonda has had an amazing career and life. She was born Lady Jayne Seymour to actor Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Seymour and is the older sister to Peter Fonda. Her career started with modeling in the late fifties and she then quickly found herself following her father's footsteps.
Her acting career started on the stage but then really took off after she became involved with director Roger Vadim in 1965. He was responsible for her classic turn as Barbarella in 1969 and cementing her image as a sex kitten.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? was released that same year and garnered Jane critical acclaim and her first Oscar nomination. The following year she took the Oscar for her role as Bree Daniel in Klute-a must see for the fashion pack-and may have single handedly started the fringe hair cut rage.
It was also during this time that Jane became involved in protesting the Vietnam War.
By 1980, Jane had made over 30 films including one of my favorites, Nine to Five along side of Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Shortly after this time she became an exercise guru and aerobics poster girl earning big money from the sale of many VHS tapes that released up into the mid 90's. Today she continues with acting and still speaks out on and fights for causes dear to her heart.