born 1937

Two-time Oscar winner. Outspoken political activist. Home fitness phenom. And, bestselling author. 

Jane Fonda made a name for herself as an actor. Then, she used her name to help make a difference. From standing up for social justice to starting a camp for underprivileged kids to sparking an exercise industry aimed at helping working women, she has been a champion for good. Or, ~ as she puts it ~ a "cheerleader."

Through her extraordinary life, Jane has also inspired many simply by being honest about the personal + social challenges she's faced. Her steady positivity reminds us: "It's never too late ~ never too late to start over, never too late to be happy."

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her quotes

all quotes by Jane Fonda (13)

"This is a war against Vietnam perhaps, but the tragedy is America's."

Broadcast Over Radio Hanoi To American Servicemen Involved In The Indochina War | september 1972

"There are no shortcuts and no sweatless quickies."

Jane Fonda's Workout Book | 1981

"Everyone should know that feeling of overcoming fear and mastering something. People who aren't taught that become soggy."

Jane Fonda's Workout Book | 1981

"The most incredible beauty and the most satisfying way of life come from affirming your own uniqueness."

Jane Fonda's Workout Book | 1981

"Refuse to be afraid that we will no longer be considered attractive and acceptable when we are strong."

Jane Fonda's Workout Book | 1981

"Very often people can only open their hearts and minds to new ideas if it's done gently."

Political Bedfellows | may 1982

"A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring."

The Daily Mail | september 1989

"Discipline...doesn't mean tightness and rigidity, or punishment for wrongdoing. It means being so committed and so fully contained that you can let go; so deeply connected that you can detach; so strong that you can be gentle."

My Life So Far | 2005

"A camp experience can transform a bully into a brother, a shy girl into someone unafraid to express herself, an urban kid who had been afraid of long grass into a real outdoorsman."

My Life So Far | 2005

"Never underestimate what might be lying dormant beneath the surface of a back-combed blonde wearing false eyelashes. All she might need is to be asked."

My Life So Far | 2005

"I don’t remember exactly when I realized that, in spite of myself, this little Workout video had given birth to a new industry."

30th Anniversary of My First Workout Video | april 2012

"'No' is a complete sentence."

Jane Fonda's Painful Childhood Inspires Her to Help Today's Teens | march 2014

"You teach what you need to learn."

Jane Fonda's Painful Childhood Inspires Her to Help Today's Teens | march 2014
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