Jane Fonda has been in almost 50 movies and won two Academy Awards. But her successes don’t stop there. She also single-handedly changed the way American women exercise and is the picture-perfect example of aging gracefully. And at nearly 75-years-old, she’s showing no sign of slowing down.
“I feel fabulous!” -Jane Fonda
— Cindy Sinkevicz (@CindyChicago) December 11, 2012
Jane Fonda’s mother died when she was just 12-years-old, leaving her to be raised by her father, the late actor Henry Fonda. Jane tearfully recalled her relationship with her father and what it was like growing up with someone who she says was emotionally unavailable.
“Wonderful guy, terrific guy but just didn’t quite know how to show up for his child.” -Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda is a trailblazer in the field of fitness. Her first workout video, which came out in 1982, sold over 17 million copies and was the biggest grossing video of all-time.
“They look pornographic! What was I thinking?” -Jane Fonda
— Wanda Moten (@wandaology) December 11, 2012
It’s hard to imagine that the beautiful Jane Fonda struggled with body image issues, but like millions of women, she also faced insecurities. Jane opened up about her decade-long battle with bulimia.
“When I was in my mid-40s I stopped cold turkey ‘cause I knew if I didn’t I was going to die.” -Jane Fonda
Besides acting and fitness, Jane Fonda is also passionate about her philanthropic work. Her mission is to eliminate teen pregnancy through her charity, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
“Be an askable parent by learning how to listen.” -Jane Fonda
— Gary Garrett (@garypgarrett) December 11, 2012
Jane Fonda may have about 50 movies under her belt and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but that doesn’t mean her career is anywhere near slowing down. Right now she plays a bottom-line driven CEO of a major media company on HBO’s The Newsroom and is starring as a former first lady in the upcoming movie The Butler.
“I can own this character.” -Jane Fonda
Did you ever meet a woman in your community doing something so important or so helpful that you thought, “She should be famous”? We have teamed up with Dove to recognize these women and every month we will introduce you to a woman whose name we think you should know. This month, we introduce you to Ashley Smith and Kristee Novak. When Hurricane Sandy left thousands out in the cold, these two sisters were ready to bundle them up.
“We just wanted to inspire them and let them know people from all around the country are thinking about them.” -Ashley Smith
— KayVee Management (@kayveecondos) December 11, 2012