Jane Fonda Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Was told her mother, who committed suicide, died of heart failure. Learned the truth while reading a movie magazine in a high-school art class.
  • Turned down the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist.
  • Nicknamed "Hanoi Jane" for her controversial trip to North Vietnam in 1972, where she was photographed sitting on an enemy aircraft gun. Expressed regret for the photos in a 2005 interview on 60 Minutes.
  • Performed with her father in On Golden Pond, their only appearance together on film. He won his only Oscar for his role, and she accepted the statuette on his behalf.
  • Received an honorary degree from Emerson College in May 2000.
  • Gave up her movie career for then-husband Ted Turner, but staged a comeback with Monster-in-Law (2005), her first in 15 years, after their divorce.
  • Published her autobiography, My Life So Far, in 2005.
  • In 2009, returned to Broadway after over 45 years to star in the play 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman.
  • A pioneer of the exercise boom in the 1980's, released two low-impact workout DVDs in 2010 geared to the senior set.

Awards

  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1967, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1981, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1982, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 1963, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1978, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1970, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1979, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1965, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 1966, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1969, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1977, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Winner
  • 1962, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Winner
  • 1981, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1980, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1983, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1982, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1971, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1960, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Frances Seymour Brokaw — Mother
  • Peter Fonda — Brother
  • Ted Turner — Ex-husband
  • Vanessa Vadim — Daughter
  • Richard Perry — Significant Other
  • Amy Fonda Fishman — Half Sister
  • Henry Fonda — Father
  • Justin Fonda — Nephew
  • Tom Hayden — Ex-husband
  • Lynden Gillis — Ex-significant Other
  • Roger Vadim — Ex-husband
  • Troy Garity — Son
  • Bridget Fonda — Niece
  • Pan Brokaw — Half Sister
  • Mary Williams — Daughter

College

  • Attended Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Details

  • Birth Name: Jane Seymour Fonda
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: December 21, 1937, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Model, Producer
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