Jane Fonda-Activist

Nadine Caridi

Jane Fonda activist career has made it to the news tabloids of the world, and she is also known as an American actress, writer, former fashion model and fitness guru is one of the popular Hollywood actresses. Born in an acting family, Jane Fonda career was predicted to be set in acting from the very beginning.


Jane Fonda is an American actress who has won Academy Award and BAFTA Award, two times each.  She has been working as an actress since 1960 and her charm still enlightens everyone. Although above 75 her personality depicts the same as it when she started her career initially. She considers herself youthful and passionate and spreads the message across to make others feel the same despite their age. She is a socially active celebrity and likes to tweet via Jane Fonda Twitter account. She is considered as a multitalented celebrity.


Jane Fonda was born on December 21, 1937, United States of America. Jane was born in New York City.  Jane Fonda belongs to white ethnicity and was raised in America and hence has an American nationality.  Her birth name was Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda. Jane is the daughter of acclaimed actor Henry Fonda and Frances Ford Seymour was brought up in her hometown.

Early Life and Childhood

Jane Fonda career as a tremendous actress came from a Hollywood dynasty. She was the daughter of actor Henry Fonda and the Canadian-born socialite Frances Ford Brokaw. Jane Fonda has an English, Scottish, and French ancestry. Jane has a brother, Peter, who is also an actor. Her mother was a psychiatric patient and died when Jane was twelve by committing suicide while undergoing the treatment at Craig House psychiatric hospital in Beacon, New York. After her mother's death, Jane struggled as a child with the eating disorder and psychological breakdown. She attended boarding school in New York itself named Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. She then went to attend Vassar College, afterward. However, later she quit the college and went to Paris to study art.

Career and Activist

Jane Fonda career as an actress did not start immediately after her return.  Jane Fonda career started as a model, appearing twice on the cover of Vogue magazines, which is one of the popular magazines in the state. She then decided to shape her career as an actress following her father's footsteps. She co-starred with her father in 1954, in a production of The Country Girl. Jane Fonda career as an actress was debuted in the movie Tall Story (1960) with Anthony Perkins.Jane Fonda Finished  a Tony Award nomination for There Was a Little Girl and continued theatrical and film work over the next few years. Jane Fonda career as a romantic comedian started when she starred in the romantic comedy The Chapman Report (1962). Jane Fonda career took a turn and she recreated herself as a type of sex kitten under the direction of her French filmmaker husband Roger Vadim in the late 1960s, which was an evident look of her career. Jane Fonda career as an actress followed serious acting roles. The tragedy They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) won her critical roles recognition, and she earned her first Oscar nomination for the role. Fonda announced her retirement from the film industry in the early 1990s after a three decade of a successful career as an actress. However, she stared alongside other grooming actors and actresses after 2005.


Jane Fonda activist started political activism during the 1960s. Jane was engaged in political activism in support of civil rights movement during the 1960s. Also Jane Fonda activist stood up against as an opposition to the Vietnam war.  Standing alongside with other actors and actresses she supported the Alcatraz Island occupation by American Indians in 1969. Jane Fonda activist career was somewhat influenced by her mother. Stating: "Revolution is an act of love; we are the children of the revolution, born to be rebels, she also supported Huey Newton and the Black Panthers in the early 1970s. Jane Fonda has been an active feminist and has been involved in feminist movements since the 1970s. Jane Fonda activist links her activism in support of civil rights.


Personal life, social media, and marriage

Jane Fonda marriage has taken place three times in a row. Jane Fonda marriage have all ended in divorce. Jane Fonda married French film director Roger Vadim, on August 14, 1965, which lasted till 1973 when she got divorced. She had a daughter named Vanessa with Vadim. Later in 1973, she married activist and politician Tom Hayden and welcomed their son Troy Garity. It was said that Jane unofficially had adopted African-American girl named Mary Williams. Mary Williams wrote about her life with Fonda in the 2013 memoir, The Lost Daughter. Jane divorced with Tom Hayden in 1990 and married Ted Turner in 1991. She got divorced with Tom in 2001.


Jane Fonda twitter account reflects her active involvement in social media. Examining Jane Fonda twitter account one can find her opinions, links to her blog posts and pictures that defy her age. Her opinions as an activist are clearly reflected in her twitter posts.


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