Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

Highest Rated: 100% Sunday in New York (1963)

Lowest Rated: 9% Leonard Part 6 (1987)

Birthday: Dec 21, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Hollywood legend has it that Bette Davis was forced to talk to a blank wall rather than her co-star Henry Fonda during filming of her close-ups in Jezebel; the reason was that he had repaired to New York to attend the birth of his daughter Jane. A child of privilege, the young Jane Fonda exhibited the imperious, headstrong attitude and ruthlessness that would distinguish both her film work and her private life. The teenage Fonda wasn't keen on acting until she worked with her father in a 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of The Country Girl. Slightly interested in pursuing a stage career at that point, Fonda nonetheless studied art both at Vassar and in Europe, returning to the States to work as a fashion model. Studying acting in earnest at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio, Fonda ultimately starred on Broadway in Tall Story, then made her film debut by re-creating this stage appearance in 1960. A talented but not really distinctive player at that time, Fonda astonished everyone (none as much as her father) by becoming one of the first major American actresses to appear nude in a foreign film. This was La Ronde (1964), directed by her lover (and later her first husband) Roger Vadim. The event was heralded by a giant promotional poster in New York's theater district, with Fonda's naked backside in full view for all of Manhattan to see. Vadim decided to mold Fonda into a "sex goddess" in a series of lush but forgettable films; the best Fonda/Vadim collaboration was Barbarella (1968), which scored as much on the actress' sharp comic timing (already evidenced in such American pictures as Cat Ballou [1965]) as it did on her kinky costuming. In the late '60s, Fonda underwent another career metamorphosis when she became involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Her notorious visit to North Vietnam at the height of the conflict earned her the sobriquet "Hanoi Jane," as well as the enmity of virtually every ex-GI who fought in Southeast Asia. Even so, Fonda's film stardom ascended in the early '70s; in 1971, she won the first of two Oscars for her portrayal of a high-priced prostitute in Klute (her other was for Coming Home [1978]), and Fonda's career flourished despite a sub-rosa Hollywood campaign to discredit the actress and spread idiotic rumors about her subversive behavior (one widely circulated fabrication had Fonda destroying the only existing negative of Stagecoach because she despised John Wayne).In the 1980s, the actress realized several personal and career milestones: she worked with her father on film for the only time in On Golden Pond (1981); she assisted former peace activist Tom Hayden, whom she had married in the early '70s, in his successful bid for the California State Assembly; and she launched the first of several best-selling exercise videos. She also won an Emmy for her performance in the TV movie The Dollmaker (1984). After her marriage to Hayden ended in the early '80s, Fonda married media mogul Ted Turner in 1991 (the couple would divorce in 2000), and began curtailing her film appearances, all but retiring from the screen after her lead role opposite Robert De Niro in 1990s Stanley & Iris. Fonda was no less the social activist in the 1990s than she was two decades earlier; among her projects was the production of several "revisionist" dramatic specials and documentaries about the history of Native Americans, duly telecast on Turner's various worldwide cable services.Just when it seemed audiences might have seen the last of Fonda on the big screen, she proved that she had no intention of retiring. The 2000's would see the veteran actress continuing to star in a vareity of projects, like Monster-in-Law, Georgia Rule, and Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives Actor 2019
55% Book Club Vivian 2018
94% Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Narrator 2018
80% Feminists: What Were They Thinking? Actor 2018
No Score Yet Elena of Avalor: Song of the Sirenas Shuriki 2018
97% Jane Fonda in Five Acts Actor 2018
88% Our Souls at Night Addie Moore 2017
28% Fathers And Daughters Teddy Stanton 2016
No Score Yet Elena and the Secret of Avalor Shuriki 2016
72% Youth Brenda Morel $1.9M 2015
44% This Is Where I Leave You Hilary Altman $26.8M 2014
No Score Yet The Club Actor 2014
22% Better Living Through Chemistry Actor $52.3K 2014
No Score Yet The (Dead Mothers) Club Actor 2014
No Score Yet Jane Actor 2014
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler Nancy Reagan $116.7M 2013
68% All Together Jeanne $19K 2012
30% Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Grace $0.6M 2012
No Score Yet Jane Fonda: Prime Time - Walk Out Actor Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet Jane Fonda: Prime Time - Fit & Strong Actor 2010
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Actor 2008
18% Georgia Rule Georgia $18.9M 2007
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
89% Sir! No Sir! Actor 2006
18% Monster-in-Law Viola Fields $82.9M 2005
88% Tell Them Who You Are Actor 2005
No Score Yet Until the Violence Stops Actor 2003
80% Searching for Debra Winger Actor 2002
No Score Yet Academy Award Winners, The First 50 Years: Volume 10 - Hollywood Comes to Age Actor 1994
No Score Yet Fonda on Fonda Host 1992
33% Stanley & Iris Iris Estelle King 1990
No Score Yet Mandela in America Actor 1990
42% Old Gringo Harriet Winslow 1989
9% Leonard Part 6 Herself 1987
67% The Morning After Alex Sternbergen 1986
43% Agnes of God Doctor Martha Livingston 1985
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Video Event Actor 1985
No Score Yet We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Actor 1985
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Dollmaker Gertie Nevels 1984
78% Rollover Lee Winters 1981
93% On Golden Pond Chelsea Thayer Wayne 1981
82% 9 to 5 Judy Bernly 1980
No Score Yet No Nukes Actor 1980
64% The Electric Horseman Alice `Hallie' Martin 1979
85% The China Syndrome Kimberly Wells 1979
54% California Suite Hannah Warren 1978
70% Comes a Horseman Ella Connors 1978
83% Coming Home Sally Hyde 1978
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Henry Fonda Actor 1978
76% Julia Lillian Hellman 1977
50% Fun with Dick and Jane Jane 1977
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Night 1976
50% Tout va bien Her, Suzanne 1973
60% Steelyard Blues Iris Caine 1973
No Score Yet A Doll's House Nora 1973
No Score Yet F.T.A. Screenwriter Producer Actor 1972
No Score Yet Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (Lettre à Jane) Actor 1972
93% Klute Bree Daniels 1971
83% They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Gloria 1969
90% Spirits of the Dead Contessa Frederique de Metzengerstein 1969
73% Barbarella Barbarella 1968
22% Hurry Sundown Julie Ann Warren 1967
No Score Yet The Game Is Over Renee Saccard 1967
84% Barefoot in the Park Corie Bratter 1967
No Score Yet Any Wednesday Ellen Gordon 1966
88% The Chase Anna Reeves 1966
88% Cat Ballou Catherine 'Cat' Ballou 1965
No Score Yet Circle of Love Sophie / Die 'Junge Frau' 1964
No Score Yet Les Felins Melinda 1964
33% Joy House (Les Félins) Actor 1964
100% Sunday in New York Eileen Tyler 1963
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Christine Bonner 1963
71% Period of Adjustment Isabel Haverstick 1962
No Score Yet The Chapman Report Kathleen Barclay 1962
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side Kitty Twist 1962
No Score Yet Tall Story June Ryder 1960


No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2020
91% Grace and Frankie
Producer Executive Producer Grace Grace 2020
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2020
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2020
45% The Academy Awards
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2019
40% Norm Macdonald Has a Show
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Today
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Elena of Avalor
Voice 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2014
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2014
59% The Newsroom
Leona Lansing 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
Guest 2012
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
Guest 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
Guest 2007
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
Appearing 2005


Judy Bernly says: (to her ex-husband) Hit the road, buster, this is where you get off!

Judy Bernly says: Hit the road, buster, this is where you get off!

Grace says: See sometimes, sometimes in art like in life you have to accept the fact that your things aren't, aren't going right and you don't quite know where you are going and you have to, have to accept that because that's when transformation can happen.

Cat Ballou says: Some gang! An Indian ranch hand, a drunken gunfighter, a sex maniac, and an uncle!

Bree Daniels says: I just can't stay in the city, you know? Maybe I'll come back. You'll probably see me next week.

Grace says: It's difficult for kids to accept that their parents are human.

Barbarella says: What are you smoking?

Pipe-smoking girl says: Essence of man, darling.

Rachel says: try to jerk me around grandma

Rachel says: Try and jerk me around, Grandma.

Georgia says: GO FUCK YOURSELF!

Georgia says: Go fuck yourself.

Barbarella says: Life without cause is life without effect. - Dildano

Dildano says: A life without cause is a life without effect.

Iris King says: Stanley, are you proposing to me?

Stanley Everett Cox says: I suppose I am.

Iris King says: You know what you're taking on? There were seven visits to the doctor last year, five to the dentist, and winter coats,summer coats, tennis shoes. We're a noisy family, Stanley. We've got a lot of arguments, baby crying, a lot of TV. You sure you wanna take this on?

Stanley Everett Cox says: I'm here.

Bree Daniels says: And for an hour, for an hour -- I'm the best actress in the world...

Chelsea Thayer Wayne says: Billy: I heard ya turned 80 today. Norman: That what ya heard? Billy: Man, that's....really old Norman: You should meet my father! Billy: Your father's still alive? Norman: No, but you should meet himk!