Jane Fonda Biography
Jane Fondas professional career in showbiz began when she entered modeling. As a model, she became such a star that her face has twice graced the cover of the prestigious fashion magazine, Vogue. Then in 1954, she got interested in acting when she appeared in The Country Girl. After graduating from college, she joined Lee Strasbergs Actor Studio.
Jane Fonda started acting on stage and soon she was offered to appear in films. She was seen in 1960 in Tall Story opposite Anthony Perkins. Then in 1962, she was seen on Walk on the Wild Side, for which she was awarded the Most Promising Newcomer by the Golden Globe.
In 1965, Jane Fonda appeared in Cat Ballou, a Western film which got five Academy Awards nominations. For Jane Fonda, appearing in Cat Ballou made her a star in her own right. Then in 1966, she was seen in As Wednesday and in 1967, in Barefoot in the Park. The following year, she appeared on Barbarella, the film which brought her to sex symbol status.
Jane Fonda then got her first Academy Award nomination the following year in the movie, They Shoot Horses, Dont They? Then in 1971, she won her first Best Actress award from the Academy Awards in the movie Klute. After Klute, she appeared in several major movies including, A Dolls House, The Blue Bird and Steelyard Blues.
In 1977, Jane Fonda was seen in Fun with Dick and Jane and in Julia, for which she was again nominated by the Oscars for playing the character of Lillian Hellman, the playwright. Then the following year, she received her second Oscar Award as Best Actress in the movie Coming Home.
In 1979, she appeared on the highly successful film, The China Syndrome; and she starred again with Robert Redford in the film, The Electric Horseman.
In the 80s, Jane Fonda appeared in several films including Nine to Five, Old Gringo, Agnes of God and On Golden Pond. The 80s also saw her release workout videos, which became highly successful and sold over 17 million copies worldwide.