Legendary Hollywood actress Jane Fonda has appeared in over 50 movies and TV shows and starred with several of the top leading men in Hollywood, including her father, Henry Fonda. Along with her film credits, Fonda is an outspoken political activist for women's rights and other issues. <br><br>Jane Fonda photographed for Vanity Fair.com, April 19, 2016, in New York City.
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In the spring of 1950, when Fonda was just 12 years old, her mother, Frances Ford Seymour, took her own life. </br></br>Peter Fonda, left, Frances Fonda, Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda and Frances de Villers Brokaw enjoy a picnic in 1949.
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Jane Fonda in her senior yearbook photo from Emma Willard High School in Troy, N.Y., 1955.
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Before following in her father's footsteps in Hollywood, Jane Fonda worked as a model, appearing on covers of Vogue. </br></br>Jane Fonda, daughter of film star Henry Fonda, poses in a promotional photo, July 21, 1959, in New York City.
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Fonda's first film was "Tall Story." In the film, Fonda plays a new student at a prominent college trying to win the attention of the star basketball player. <br><br>Actress Jane Fonda, circa 1962.
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda pose for a promotional portrait for the film "Barefoot In The Park," 1967. <br><br>In the film, Fonda and Redford play young newlyweds who recently moved into a five-story walk-up in New York City.
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Jane Fonda and newborn daughter Vanessa Vadim arrive home from the Belvedere Hospital in Paris, Oct. 7, 1968. <br><br>Vanessa Vadim was Fonda's only child with Roger Vadim, whom she divorced in 1973.
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One of Jane Fonda's most iconic roles, the one that shot her to sex symbol status, is the titular science fiction heroine of "Barbarella," in which Fonda's character tries to stop an evil scientist from bringing destruction to the galaxy. <br><br>Jane Fonda poses in costume in a publicity portrait for the film, "Barbarella," 1968.
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Jane Fonda won her first best actress Academy Award for her role as Bree Daniels, a New York City prostitute, in the film "Klute."
Jane Fonda was an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam, forming an anti-war coalition and attending rallies. In 1972 she visited North Vietnam, receiving backlash from Americans and the nickname "Hanoi Jane." <br><br>Jane Fonda visits Hanoi, North Vietnam, July 25, 1972.
Jane Fonda sits on the veranda of her home with her husband, Tom Hayden, and children, Troy Garity and Vanessa Vadim, hiding, in Santa Monica, California, 1975. <br><br>Hayden and Fonda's marriage was politically attuned — he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1976 — and lasted until 1990.
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Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda attend the Democratic National Convention in New York City, July 15, 1976.
Jane Fonda, as Sally Hyde, and Jon Voight, as Luke Martin, in a scene from the movie "Coming Home." <br><br>Fonda earned her second Academy Award for her role playing a woman love-torn between the husband fighting in Vietnam and the paralyzed veteran she just met volunteering at a local hospital.
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Jane Fonda plays Kimberly Wells, center, a reporter who finds a cover-up of safety issues at a nuclear plant, alongside Michael Douglas' Richard Adams, left, in "The China Syndrome."
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Jane Fonda warms up with a split during a workout in Los Angeles, 1979.
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Having taken ballet, Jane Fonda took on a second career as an aerobics instructor in the early 1980s, releasing several at-home workout videos, starting with "Jane Fonda’s Workout." <br><br>Jane Fonda poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, 1984.
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Dolly Parton, left, as Doralee Rhodes, Lily Tomlin, as Violet Newstead, and Jane Fonda, as Judy Bernly, in a scene from "9 to 5." <br><br>The film, which has become a cult classic, sees three female coworkers try to turn the tables on their horrible boss.
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Jane Fonda, as Chelsea Thayer Wayne, in a scene from "On Golden Pond." <br><br>Jane Fonda co-starred in the film, about an estranged father and daughter, with her father, Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.
Jane Fonda accepts the best actor prize at the Academy Awards on behalf of her father, who was unable to attend because of illness, for his role in "On Golden Pond" in Los Angeles, March 29, 1982. Henry Fonda died in August that year.
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Jane Fonda, center, as Gertie Nevels, Nikki Creswell, as Cassie, and Starla Whaley, as Clytie, in a scene from "The Dollmaker." <br><br>Fonda won her first Emmy Award with her role as a pioneer woman forced to uproot her children to Detroit and make a living sewing dolls.
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Jane Fonda, as Iris King, and Robert de Niro, as Stanley Cox, in a scene from 1990's "Stanley & Iris," based on the novel by Pat Barker. <br><br>After the film was released, Fonda announced her retirement from acting but returned to the screen 15 years later.
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Jane Fonda, left, as Viola Fields, and Jennifer Lopez, as Charlie, in a scene from "Monster-in-Law." <br><br>The film featured Fonda's first role on the big screen after a 15 year hiatus.
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Jane Fonda, right, as Leona Lansing, Emily Mortimer, as MacKenzie McHale, and Jeff Daniels, as Will McAvoy in a scene from the "What Kind of Day Has It Been" episode of "The Newsroom," 2014.
Jane Fonda writes her name in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre during a hand and footprint ceremony, April 27, 2013, in Hollywood, California. <br><br>Fonda was honored for her many contributions to the entertainment industry.
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Jane Fonda attends the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, Feb. 7, 2013, in Berlin.
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Jane Fonda accepts the supporting actress award for "Youth" during the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Nov. 1, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. <br><br>Her performance as an aging diva in the film also earned her a Golden Globe nomination that year.
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Jane Fonda returned to TV with friend Lily Tomlin, left, in the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie," which follows the relationship developed between two women who learn their husbands are lovers.
Jane Fonda attends the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. <br><br>Fonda was up for best supporting actress in a motion picture drama, musical or comedy for her role in "Youth," but lost out to Kate Winslet.
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Jane Fonda arrives for the Goldene Kamera awards, March 4, 2017, in Hamburg, Germany.
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Jane Fonda and Robert Redford walk the red carpet before the "Our Souls at Night" screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande, Sept. 1, 2017, in Venice, Italy. <br><br>The pair reunited for the film after first appearing together in 1967's "Barefoot in the Park."
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On Feb. 28, 2021, Jane Fonda was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes for her longstanding career in front and behind the camera. From drama to comedy, sci-fi to docudrama, Ms. Fonda's roles have spanned genres. She won her first Golden Globe for her first major role in "Tall Story," alongside acting legend Anthony Perkins.
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