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Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by Joshua Logan to appear with her father in the 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of "The Country Girl". Her interest in acting grew after meeting Lee Strasberg in 1958 and joining the Actors Studio. Her screen debut in Tall Story (1960) (directed by Logan) marked the beginning of a highly successful and respected acting career highlighted by two Academy Awards for her performances in Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978), and five Oscar nominations for Best Actress in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), The Morning After (1986) and On Golden Pond (1981), which was the only film she made with her father. Her professional success contrasted with her personal life, which was often laden with scandal and controversy. Her appearance in several risqué movies (including Barbarella (1968)) by then-husband Roger Vadim was followed by what was to become her most debated and controversial period: her espousal of anti-establishment causes and especially her anti-war activities during the Vietnam War. Her political involvement continued with fellow activist and husband Tom Hayden in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the 1980s she started the aerobic exercise craze with the publication of the "Jane Fonda's Workout Book". She and Hayden divorced, and she married broadcasting mogul Ted Turner in 1991.  See full bio on IMDb »

Jane Fonda -- QVC Axed Me Over Possible Protests

Jane Fonda
QVC Axed Me Over Possible Protests

Jane Fonda's controversy in Vietnam is almost 40 years old ... yet she claims QVC canceled her appearance at the last minute because of fears of protests from disgruntled viewers. Jane was… READ MORE >

Jane Fonda vs. Spy?

Jane Fonda vs.

Here's actress Jane Fonda at some event in West Hollywood on Tuesday (left) -- and the White spy from the "Spy vs. Spy" comic strip (right).In 1972, one was infamously photographed sitting on an… READ MORE >

- 2471 days ago
'CSI: Miami' Star to Jane Fonda -- Sorry We're Related

'CSI: Miami' Star to Jane Fonda
Sorry We're Related

"CSI: Miami" star Eva LaRue -- who plays Detective Natalia on the show -- wants to apologize to Jane Fonda for being her third cousin ... telling us, she's sorry she "screwed up" the Fonda gene… READ MORE >

- 2527 days ago
Barbarella vs. Hot Lips: Who'd You Rather?!

Barbarella vs. Hot Lips
Who'd You Rather?

Here's "Barbarella" star Jane Fonda, 71, at a film premiere in NYC last week (left) -- and Hot Lips from "M*A*S*H" aka Loretta Swit, also 71, at an event in L.A. on Saturday (right).Question is… READ MORE >

- 2988 days ago
Rabbi: Jane Fonda Supports Destruction of Israel

Jane Fonda Supports Destruction of Israel

An Oscar-winning rabbi is condemning the actions of Jane Fonda, Danny Glover and Eve Ensler -- claiming their decision to boycott the Toronto International Film Festival is "an attack on the heart… READ MORE >

- 3023 days ago
Jane Fonda -- Real Easy Rider

Jane Fonda
Real Easy Rider

She probably didn't need it, but Jane Fonda slipped past the long lines at LAX this weekend by sliding into a comfy wheel chair.That's just how she rolls. READ MORE >

- 3123 days ago
'9 to 5' Ladies: 29 Years of Work

'9 to 5' Ladies:
29 Years of Work

It's been 29 years since "9 to 5" hit theaters, but everyone's favorite office gals -- Doralee, Violet and Judy -- aren't ready to take that retirement package just yet. Jane Fonda, 71, Dolly… READ MORE >

- 3149 days ago
Jane Fonda Cops a 'Tude -- Feel the Burn!

Jane Fonda
Cops a 'Tude -- Feel the Burn!

There are many words we could use to describe 71-year-old Jane Fonda's 'tude last night -- but she's a legend, so we're going with "Sassy." And man do we love her for it. READ MORE >

- 3200 days ago
Jane Fonda -- I Wasn't Into Cu*t!

Jane Fonda
I Wasn't Into Cu*t!

Jane Fonda said "c**t" on the "Today" show. Need we say more?  READ MORE >

- 3591 days ago
Do the Jane Fonda

The Jane Fonda

A hot new dance hit asks us to "do the Jane Fonda," and we thought Jane herself should get in on the act. Check out our mini-video for Mickey Avalon's "Jane Fonda." Avalon is scheduled to appear… READ MORE >

- 3948 days ago
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