The Life and Career of Fitness Video Legend: Jane Fonda

A Star is Born

On December 21st, 1937, Jane Fonda was brought into the world by legendary actor Henry Fonda, and troubled socialite Frances Ford Brokaw. She certainly inherited her dad’s acting genes. Her baby brother Peter Fonda also wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps. He made a name for himself in a revolutionary movie you may have heard of – Easy Rider.


Jane Fonda and Henry Fonda in 1944. Photo by Snap / Shutterstock

At the start of her career, Fonda was a model. She was known for her good looks and sex appeal when she starred in movies like Barbarella. But it did pay off in the long run. She was named number 21 on Empire Magazine’s list of the “sexiest stars of all time” in 1994.

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