Jane Seymour Fonda is an American actress, activist, fitness expert, and former fashion model with an estimated net worth of $200 million as of 2023.
She gained prominence for her role in comedy films like Period of Adjustment (1962), Sunday in New York (1963), Cat Ballou (1965), Barefoot in the Park (1967), and Barbarella (1968).
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Early Life and Education
Jane Seymour Fonda was born in the year 1937 in New York City. She studied at Greenwich Academy (Greenwich, Connecticut) and at the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. She started her career as a model and made it to the cover page of Vogue Magazine twice.
The late 1950s theatre work of Fonda served as the starting point for her 1960s cinematic career. She made her debut as a professional actor in Cat Ballou (1965), in which she portrayed a schoolmistress-turned-outlaw.
This comic film was one of the top ten grossing movies of the year and earned Lee Marvin the best actor Oscar out of five nominations.
Barefoot in the Park, a 1967 romantic comedy, Barbarella, a 1968 science fiction movie, and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? released in 1969 are just a few of the early roles she played.
Fonda later featured in films like California Suite (1978), The China Syndrome (1979), and The Electric Horseman (1979) and other dramas like Agnes of God (1985), The Morning After (1986), and Stanley and Iris (1990).
She released her first exercise video titled “Jane Fonda’s Workout” which created the record of becoming the highest-selling VHS of the 20th century. She then released around 22 videos in the next 13 years and sold more than 17 million copies cumulatively.
She was on hiatus for almost 15 years and then appeared in the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law in 2005. The movie was a huge hit and she then went on to act in films like Georgia Rule (2007), Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2012), and This Is Where I Leave You (2015) among others.
She featured in ten documentaries, 11 TV shows, and more than fifty movies in her career spanning more than six decades.
Awards and Honors
She has received a number of honors, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Honorary Palme d’Or, the Golden Lion Honorary Award, the Honorary Palme d’Or, two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, and several others.
In 1995, she made it to the list of 100 Sexiest Stars at 21st position in film history by Empire magazine.
Pentagon gave her the honorary title of “Miss Army Recruiting” in 1962. In 1994, the United Nations Population Fund shortlisted her as a Goodwill Ambassador.
Fonda was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2008. She received the National German Sustainability Award and New York Women’s Agenda Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Jane Fonda is a well-known political and social activist who is also popular for being the former spouse of media czar Ted Turner. The couple was married for two decades (1991 to 2001).
Jane Fonda is the owner of several homes and prime real estate properties around the world.
She owns Forked Lightening Ranch, a 2000-acre land bank near Pecos, New Mexico, and a loft in Atlanta, Georgia according to Celebrity Net Worth. She purchased a home in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million in 2012 and also a townhome in LA’s Century City for $5.45 million in 2017.
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