Jane Fonda Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


28th December 2016

Tweet: "My heart is heavy with news of Carrie Fisher's death. She was one of a kind and a dear friend." Jane Fonda pays tribute to Carrie Fisher following her death on Tuesday (27Dec16).


2nd February 2016

Quote: "For me, she's the real deal. There's very few that come along like that. I'm just mesmerized by her." Jane Fonda is a big fan of The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.


20th November 2015

Quote: "Boy, is he cute! Oh, I just met him the other night. Way cuter in real life...! Very, very, very nice." Veteran actress Jane Fonda is a big fan of her Youth co-star Rachel Weisz's husband, James Bond hunk Daniel Craig.


20th November 2015

Quote: "I wouldn't go back 10 years. I was so old at 20. I was ancient at 30. I'm so much younger now... When people say, 'When were you your happiest?' I have to say now... It's like, 'What the hell do you have to lose?'" Veteran Hollywood star Jane Fonda feels more youthful now at 77 than ever before.


12th August 2015

Fact: Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will be feted with the Santa Barbara Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film for her achievements in entertainment. The veteran actress will be honoured during a black-tie gala in Santa Barbara, California on 3 October (15). Previous recipients of the acting legend's prize include Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, John Travolta and Kirk Douglas himself.


15th May 2015

Quote: "We deal with issues that are important to older women - vaginal dryness, for example... Lily (Tomlin)'s character makes lubricants for that part of the body... and she puts it in the refrigerator in a jar and I think it's jam and I put it on my toast." Jane Fonda on addressing pensioners' issues in her hit new Netflix comedy Grace & Frankie.


14th May 2015

Quote: "I was 50 years old, it was my fourth date with (media mogul) Ted Turner - he had his own plane. He said, 'Are you a member of the Mile High Club', and I didn't know what he was talking about. And I joined. Suddenly the seats became a bed!" Actress Jane Fonda admits to having sex on a plane.


12th May 2015

Quote: "I am so sad that the amazing actor, Elizabeth Wilson, has passed. There was a beautiful obituary in today's papers. Elizabeth played the memorable Roz, the boss's right hand snitch, in that film, the tall woman who would look under the bathroom stall doors to see if she could catch us at anything." Veteran actress Jane Fonda pays tribute to her late 9 to 5 co-star, who died on Saturday (09May15), aged 94.


19th March 2015

Quote: "I read two newspapers a day and I ache... I think about children growing up in the constant horror of war and I fear for our future. I read that more Canadian soldiers and veterans have commited suicide since 2004 that died in combat. There are those who think I don't care about our soldiers and they are so wrong." Veteran actress Jane Fonda is deeply saddened by the problems facing war veterans. The actress sparked outrage in the U.S. and earned the nickname 'Hanoi Jane' when she was snapped sitting on an anti-aircraft battery in Hanoi during the Vietnam War in 1972.


18th February 2015

Quote: "I'll smoke pot every now and then. I cannot see a movie on pot. The number of movies I've seen thinking, 'This is probably the best I have ever seen,' and then I'll see it again and think, 'What was I thinking?'" Veteran actress Jane Fonda avoids watching films after smoking marijuana.


2nd January 2015

Tweet: "Nobody's saying it - yet - but Marion Cotillard deserves Oscar nod for Two Days, One Nite." Jane Fonda is a big fan of the French actress' new film.


22nd December 2014

Tweet: "Just saw American Sniper. Powerful. Another view of Coming Home. Bradley Cooper sensational. Bravo Clint Eastwood." Jane Fonda is a big fan of Bradley Cooper's new war movie.


19th September 2014

Quote: "It took all four of us to wreck that poor guy's toilet. At one point we came back on-set and he had taped it over. 'Please stop using!'" Tina Fey is embarrassed to have wrecked the bathroom at the Long Island, New York home where she and her This Is Where I Leave You co-stars Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Adam Driver filmed the new comedy.


16th September 2014

Quote: "Dolly had never done a movie before... I spent all the time watching her watch herself... People were laughing hysterically at the movie and at her, and her absorbing the love and the applause, she loved it." Jane Fonda on watching 9 to 5 at a cinema with co-star Dolly Parton.


16th September 2014

Fact: Jane Fonda almost recreated her water-bound backflip from On Golden Pond during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (15Sep14), when the host and his team set up a swimming pool backstage and presented the movie veteran with a replica of the outfit she wore for the scene in the classic 1981 film. Fonda initially agreed but Kimmel later joked that she was unable to take the plunge because she had been taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He chuckled, "I don't even know why we did this."


16th September 2014

Quote: "My name tag (in school)... said, 'Lady Fonda'. Isn't that awful? I did a movie with Barbara Stanwyck who had been a longtime friend of my father, in fact I think they used date... She was a madam and I played a hooker, and she called me Lady the whole time; it was really hard to get into character." Actress Jane Fonda hated her birth name Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda, which was inspired by her family connection to Henry Viii's third wife Jane Seymour.


21st July 2014

Fact: Jane Fonda, Willem Dafoe and Sarah Silverman will be among the special guest stars during the next season of The Simpsons.


4th June 2014

Quote: "He has two million acres' worth of massive ranches. I used to wear underwear in bulk because he didn't like to carry suitcases." Jane Fonda had to have a full wardrobe of clothes at each of Ted Turner's sprawling homes when she was married to the media tycoon.


15th May 2014

Quote: "Writing a novel scares me, so I thought, 'Well, I'm going to do it'." Actress Jane Fonda is planning her first novel, titled Amanda's Secrets.


18th March 2014

Fact: Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda is set to receive the Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists from the USC School of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. The prize is named after her three-time co-star, Redford, and honours an individual who uses their fame to raise awareness of important social issues. Fonda will be handed the award at a gala in Beverly Hills, California on 5 November (14).


18th March 2014

Quote: "I've been living with somebody for four years. I'm shacking up with someone, yeah. It can get pretty great when you're older. Because it's sort of like, you don't give a fuzzy rat's a**. You know what you like, you know what you need, you know what you want and you learn from your mistakes." Veteran actress Jane Fonda on her current dating life and lessons she's learned as she gets older.


3rd March 2014

Fact: Sir Elton John raised $5.1 million (£3.2 million) for charity from his 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday (02Mar14). The Rocket Man singer and his partner David Furnish were joined by the likes of Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Lady GaGa, Ozzy Osbourne and Taylor Swift for the big Hollywood bash, which also featured a silent auction.


27th November 2013

Tweet: "Thanksgiving and Chanukah won't happen on the same day again for 77,000 years." Jane Fonda observes the rare occurrence of America's annual holiday clashing with the first day of the Jewish celebration.


6th August 2013

Fact: Actress Jane Fonda will release a book about friendship and relationships next year (14). This will be the third book the Barbarella star has written.


8th July 2013

Quote: "In a few days I will have hand surgery. One of many surgeries I've had to replace joints that have become too painful to be endured. Osteoarthritis it's called. It's genetic. I've grown used to living with a constant level of pain. One can get used to it." Jane Fonda struggles with aches and pains.


2nd June 2013

Quote: "I can look like her, we both have long, narrow faces. You'd be surprised how much I look like her in the movie. I enjoyed playing her. We may not agree politically, but I respect her... I felt very honoured to play her and I think I did a good job." Jane Fonda on portraying former First Lady Nancy Reagan in new movie The Butler.


31st May 2013

Quote: "You just can't beat Maggie Smith... I didn't feel bad about losing to her. I don't think I deserved it in Julia; I'd like to go back and do that again and I'd do it differently, but I'm sure proud of the ones that I won." Jane Fonda on missing out on Oscar gold for They Shoot Horses Don't They and Julia. The movie veteran lost to Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) in 1970 and Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) in 1978. Fonda won two Best Actress Oscars for Klute (1972) and Coming Home (1979).


31st May 2013

Quote: "I'm like Rupert Murdoch marinated in Ted Turner... I am a ferocious businesswoman who looks very, very closely... at the bottom line but I'm not ruthless. I don't try to hurt people by telling not truths. I think Ted Turner is that way." Jane Fonda tells GoldDerby.com her tough-talking character in The Newsroom is loosely based on her media mogul ex-boyfriend Ted Turner.


24th May 2013

Quote: "We both do a lot of charity in Atlanta, Georgia so we hooked up in that way and we work together a lot. She's always tunked up (caffeinated). She has a lot of energy." Rapper/actor Ludacris on his unlikely friendship with movie legend Jane Fonda.


22nd March 2013

Tweet: "Did cover shoot for Flaunt magazine yesterday. Davis Factor photographed with a live tiger and a body builder! Wild. You won't recognize me!" Veteran actress Jane Fonda is thrilled about her latest cover shot for the U.S. art publication.


28th December 2012

Quote: "We do live in a time when you can, if you can afford a good doctor, have subtle plastic surgery, which probably bought me five more years as an actor." Jane Fonda, 74, on her nips and tucks.


12th December 2012

Quote: "I said to the surgeon, 'Don't get rid of my wrinkles.' Besides the fact that I don't want to look foolish, it doesn't match your neck! I want to keep my wrinkles... but do things minimally. I just saw Real Housewives for the first time the other night - they don't look real!" Veteran actress Jane Fonda thinks the stars of the hit reality Tv franchise need to cut down on their plastic surgery procedures.


10th September 2012

Tweet: "I'm in the makeup trailer next to @Oprah, @LennyKravitz and @ForestWhitaker getting into my Nancy Reagan look. Life is good." Jane Fonda getting ready to play Former First Lady Nancy Reagan in biopic The Butler.


10th July 2012

Quote: "Everything I have is in storage and, to my surprise, I don't miss anything." Jane Fonda is not bothered by material possessions.


6th June 2012

Quote: "I've gone through most of them. When Ted Turner and I split up I made a bucket list and I've gone through all of them. Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, hiking to MAChu Picchu, you know, I've done most of them. A Tv series, that's the next one!" Veteran actress Jane Fonda, 74, has fulfilled almost all of her life goals after landing a role in upcoming U.S. TV drama The Newsroom.


31st May 2012

Quote: The brain recognises patterns created by chemical and electrical responses to things and when these responses are repeated again and again, the brain works to reinforce them, make them the norm, and so the patterns become hard wired... I started experimenting with the effects of smiling while doing yoga... and I would try to maintain a smile while I meditated... and I swear it would make me feel better, lighter." Jane Fonda on the benefits of smiling.


24th May 2012

Quote: "If someone had told me when I was 25 that I would be 74 and happier than I've ever been I would have said, 'You're out of your mind, I'm never going to be happy then', but I find I am." Veteran actress Jane Fonda is content in life.


18th May 2012

Fact: The Los Angeles home Jane Fonda currently shares with boyfriend Richard Perry was built by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan when he was married to actress Jane Wyman. Fonda has signed on to play Reagan's second wife, Nancy, in a new film about a real-life White House butler.


17th May 2012

Fact: Ageless beauties Jane Fonda, Eva Longoria and Freida Pinto turned the first day of the Cannes Film Festival into a paparazzi frenzy after they joined forces to pose together as L'Oreal brand ambassadors.


16th April 2012

Quote: "She's fantastic; I know her, she's a powerful woman and I love that she did that. I'm a co-founder of the Women's Media Center and that's part of what we do - expose sexism in the media, including focusing constantly on how we look." Jane Fonda applauds pal Ashley Judd for speaking out about mean media taunts about her puffy look in a recent TV interview.


20th January 2012

Tweet: "Hey @Dolly_Parton I'm thinking of you today on your Birthday. Had a Margarita at Frank n Lucy's in your honor!" Jane Fonda toasts her 9 To 5 co-star Dolly Parton on her 66th birthday on Thursday (19Jan12).


29th December 2011

Quote: "(I'm) not skiing. Too nervous I might throw out my hip or knee replacement but if we come back next year I’m gonna bite the bullet and do some easy slopes. I did walk up Buttermilk Mountain in the snow, ascending from 7,500 to 10,500 feet. It was challenging because I haven’t been working out for two weeks (and) it took two hours. Oh boy, was my body sore that night!" Actress and fitness fanatic Jane Fonda climbed a mountain in Aspen, Colorado over Christmas.


19th December 2011

Fact: Veteran movie and theatre actress Jane Fonda has landed the first TV role of her 50-year career - she will play a businesswoman in new U.S. show Newsroom.


9th December 2011

Quote: "It doesn't seem so sexy (now), but I'd like to remake it, I would, maybe I will one day. " Jane Fonda is considering returning to her iconic Barbarella role.


9th December 2011

Quote: "The one that really I'm proud of is Bob Seger; I'm a big fan... and there was a song called Her Strut... and I heard him say in an interview it was about me. I was really happy about that." Jane Fonda on inspiring rocker Seger. The veteran actress' name has also been mentioned directly in songs by Mary J. Blige and rappers Sir Mix-A-Lot and Ghostface Killah.


8th December 2011

Quote: "Michael was a friend of mine and he'd done me a bunch of favours and he called in the favour. I was making On Golden Pond and he wanted to come up and watch us all act... and he stayed with me and we went skinny-dipping... There was no moon out and I couldn't really see; he disappeared into the darkness." Jane Fonda on spending a naked night with Michael Jackson in New Hampshire.


2nd November 2011

Fact: Jane Fonda is to receive America's prestigious Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at a ceremony next month (Dec11). The honour is bestowed on women who have built a career in entertainment and made a significant contribution to society. Previous winners include Dame Helen Mirren, Halle Berry, Meryl Streep and Jodie Foster.


6th October 2011

Tweet: "Had the good fortune to sit next to Steve Jobs at a dinner. Aside from genius he was a transformative visionary. It's a sad day." Jane Fonda mourns the loss of the Apple Inc. boss, who died on Wednesday (05Oct11).


19th August 2011

Quote: "I auditioned for Elia Kazan for the movie Splendor in the Grass with Warren Beatty and he hadn't been cast in it yet... It was a theatre on Broadway and Kazan called me down... and he said, 'Are you ambitious?' and I said, 'No!' The minute the word came out of my mouth I knew I had lost the part. I was like, 'Why did I say that?' It's because good girls are not ambitious." Jane Fonda on missing out on a big movie break in the early 1960s. Her part went to Natalie Wood.


19th August 2011

Quote: "I love being alone at high altitudes, where there's nothing but wildness around me... I've always liked to climb mountains and be alone." Jane Fonda on her love for climbing.


18th August 2011

Quote: "I'm not proud that I had the bags taken out. I wish I was like Vanessa Redgrave and that I could (be like), 'I am what I am,' but I'm not and I wanted to gain a little more time as an actor." Jane Fonda on having the bags beneath her eyes cosmetically removed.


14th August 2011

Quote: "It's fun to be glamorous when you're in your 70s, I never did anything like that when I was younger." Veteran actress Jane Fonda takes more pleasure in high fashion photoshoots now she's more comfortable in her skin.


16th June 2011

Tweet: "People have been calling because rumor has it I have fallen. Not true. I'm flying!" Jane Fonda addresses reports she has been hospitalised after a fall.


23rd March 2011

Tweet: "I knew elizabeth Taylor and I can tell you she was kind, brave, generous and loyal. I am sad." Jane Fonda pays tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who died on Wednesday morning (23Mar11).


3rd February 2011

Fact: Queen Latifah is renting Jane Fonda's lavish Atlanta, Georgia home while she shoots new movie JOYFUL NOISE with Dolly Parton.


20th January 2011

Tweet: "The first part of American Idol was bit slow but then got interesting, even moving. Good back stories. More personal than prior years... Jennifer L: talk about easy to look at, Wow!" Jane Fonda heaps praise on her Monster-in-Law co-star's Idol debut.


20th January 2011

Tweet: "I chose my dressing room yesterday. It’s the same one Dolly Parton had when she was here with the musical 9 to 5... It’s fun to figure out ways to personalise these dressing rooms." Jane Fonda on her new home from home at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre.


5th January 2011

Quote: "I'm proud of these wrinkles. I tidied up under here (her chin) and I took the bags out under my eyes. And please, goddess, don't let me do any more!" Jane Fonda reveals the cosmetic procedures that have kept her looking fresh at 73.


9th December 2010

Quote: "I don't fear death, I just fear getting to the end of life with regrets." Veteran actress Jane Fonda, 72, strives to accomplish as much as she can before it's too late.


6th December 2010

Quote: "We had the most wonderful 10 years together. He's the best ex-husband. We're very close and I'm close to his five children." Veteran actress Jane Fonda remains good friends with her ex-husband Ted Turner.


28th October 2010

Quote: "I decided I needed to learn a few more swing steps so I'm taking dance classes at Arthur Murray's (studio)... and I like to fly fish, I like to hike. When I'm outdoors in nature is when I'm at my happiest." Jane Fonda on how she likes to spend her spare time.


28th October 2010

Fact: Jane Fonda's adopted daughter, Mary Williams, is a national park ranger.


28th October 2010

Quote: "In 2000, I vowed that I never would. I made a pact with a friend... Then I just got tired of walking by windows and going, 'Oh God, who's that?' - because I feel so good and I don't feel tired and I always look kinda tired... and now I look like I feel." Jane Fonda on why she went under the knife to look a little fresher.


28th October 2010

Quote: "I wish that I could do that over because I would know how to do it now. I didn't know how to do it then... I was raised by governesses and my daughter was raised by governesses and I regret that very very much. I didn't know how to do it otherwise." Jane Fonda regrets not being a better mother to her children Vanessa and Troy.


27th July 2010

Quote: "I identify with the bear who hibernates much of the time... but then needs to be social, playful. That's me. I am alone a lot. I read a lot. I meditate. I love solitude. It's different than loneliness. I am not always surrounded by excitement." Jane Fonda likes to be by herself.


11th July 2010

Quote: "I was working out at the gym at CNN and the radio was on and I hear, 'Jane Fonda is in South Africa getting in vitro fertilisation to have a baby.' I think I was 60 at the time... I think I fell off the exercise bike." JANE FONDA on the weirdest rumour she's ever heard about herself.


10th July 2010

Quote: "I don't like to work out, if you really wanna know the truth." One-time fitness icon Jane Fonda insists she's not a gym fan.


10th July 2010

Tweet: "I was selected for the California Hall of Fame by @MariaShriver and @Schwarzenegger in 2008. They've just announced the 2010 inductees and I'm in good company!" Jane Fonda is thrilled by the Class of 2010, which includes Barbra Streisand and moviemaker James Cameron.


10th July 2010

Quote: "I don't remember the kiss itself; I think I was too nervous about what Shirley would think." Jane Fonda on sharing her first screen kiss with pal Shirley MACLaine's brother Warren Beatty.


22nd April 2010

Quote: "People, when they're older, remain frisky. When you're happy and you're alive and stimulated, of course it helps." Jane Fonda insists sex is good for ageing women.


23rd March 2010

Fact: Jane Fonda is marking her exercise comeback by launching the first ever World Fitness Day in Atlanta, Georgia on 1 May (10).


6th March 2010

Quote: "I knew Julia Child and I think Meryl (Streep) gave what should be the winning performance." Jane Fonda hopes Streep wins gold at the Oscars on Sunday (07Mar10).


5th February 2010

Fact: Jane Fonda's ex-husband, media mogul Ted Turner, was honoured by the International Women's Health Coalition in New York City this week (beg01Feb10) for his charity work.


21st May 2009

Fact: Veteran actress Jane Fonda defied fashion critics during an appearance on U.S. TV's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on Tuesday night (19May09) when she wore the same cream-coloured outfit she donned on her last outing on the programme. When host Letterman commented on the familiar-looking clothing, Fonda said, "Yes, I wore this the last time I was on the show. I'm taking a stand against this fashion law that says you can only wear things once. They say, 'God forbid you should show up in the same outfit you've worn to a previous event', so I'm taking a stand."


31st March 2009

Quote: "Before curtain it's vocal warm-ups, stretches, listen to (BRUCE) Springsteen's BORN TO RUN for five minutes and then - focus." Actor Colin Hanks on his rituals before taking the stage in Broadway show 33 VARIATIONS, co-starring Jane Fonda.


24th February 2009

Quote: "I did something I've never done before - I Twittered from my bed. I Twittered the Oscars. People really enjoyed the fact that, having won two Oscars, I'm at home Twittering... I liked the show and everything I voted for won." Jane Fonda blogged her way through the Academy Awards.


16th January 2009

Fact: Jane Fonda will be joined onstage by Tom Hanks' actor son COLIN when she kicks off her Broadway comeback in play 33 Variations in February (09).


23rd June 2008

Quote: "I suspected Warren Beatty was gay because he was so cute and had so many unusual, intellectual friends. Well, how wrong can you be." Actress Jane Fonda wasn't too sure about the DICK TRACY actor's sexual preferences when she first met him.


18th February 2008

Quote: "I just don't think c**t is a controversial word. I find it frighteningly sad that there was an outrage... that Jane Fonda said it... It is just a word." Brooke Shields defends Fonda after she uttered the 'c' word in a live TV interview last week (ends15Feb08).


15th December 2007

Fact: Jane Fonda celebrated her 70th birthday with ROSIE O'DONNELL, her 9 TO 5 co-star Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and ex-husband Ted Turner in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday night (13Dec07).


26th November 2007

Quote: "The Veterans Administration did a poll the year that COMING HOME came out (1978), asking veterans what their favourite film is, and COMING HOME tied with THE GREEN BERETS because the veterans said, 'This is the movie that depicts the reality of our situation.'" Jane Fonda is proud of her movie COMING HOME.


9th May 2007

Quote: "Lindsay made me cry a lot. She just touched me so deeply." Jane Fonda was impressed by her young Georgia Rule co-star.


25th October 2006

Quote: "Once she's on the set she knows the lines She was never late with me This is a breakthrough role for Lindsay Lohan and I love her " Jane Fonda insists she didn't have any problems working with co-star LINDSAY LOHAN on the set of new film GEORGIA RULE Lohan was publicly rebuked by a producer of the film for her tardiness and partying


6th October 2006

Quote: "I've just had a new hip put in, so I don't do much. Titanium - I make the beeper go off in airport security." Oscar-winner and former workout queen Jane Fonda has had to tone down her fitness regime since having hip surgery.


18th September 2006

Quote: "I was fired once because I wouldn't sleep with my boss... and once I was up for a role and the director said, 'I really can't hire you for this unless I understand the quality of your orgasms.'" Jane Fonda on sexual harassment.


27th February 2006

Fact: <p>Movie veteran and peace activist Jane Fonda will join rockers including Michael Stipe and Steve Earle at next month's (MAR06) Bring 'Em Home Now anti-war concert in New York City, timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq. </p>


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