Jane Fonda looked impressive as she graced the May cover Glamor Magazine – More than sixty years since its debut.
The screen icon, 84, first appeared on the magazine’s front cover in 1959 when she was a 21-year-old model, months before she embarked on her film career.
When she topped the publishing house again, Jane opened up about her amazing career, as her teacher Katharine Hepburn hated her and realized she was in her ‘last act’ of her life after turning 60.
I Still Got It: Jane Fonda was no less exciting as she appeared on the May cover of Glamor magazine—more than sixty years since her debut
The Grace and Frankie star dazzled in stunning photo shoots for her magazine, with one photo seeing her as a hit in an all-white ensemble with bold green satin sleeves.
Another saw her slip into a hot pink shirt, with matching pants and shoes and a hooded rain mac.
Amid the glamor and glamor of her photography, Jane notes how she has found meaning in her life after turning 60, as the star vows not to live the rest of her life with “regret”.
Fab: When publishing front and center again, Jane opened up about her incredible career, her teacher Katharine Hepburn’s hatred of her and realized she was in her ‘last act’ of her life after turning 60
Back in Back: The screen icon, 84, first appeared on the magazine’s front cover in 1959 when she was a 21-year-old model, months before embarking on her film career.
Icon: Jen looked amazing standing in front of her cheerful old cover
“When I was about to turn sixty,” she said, `I realized I was approaching my third semester—my last show—and it wasn’t a rehearsal. One of the things I knew for sure was that I didn’t want to get to the end with so much regret, so the way I lived to the end was what would have determined whether or not I had regrets.
Then it also dawned on me that in order to figure out where I was supposed to go, I had to know where I was, and so I thought, Well, now is the time I’m going to look for myself…a search called a life review.
The icon told how she “completely changed” the way I thought about herself, noting that she wanted to “live the last third of my life.”
After changing her mindset, she added, she realized the importance of “being intentional” as one went through one’s life.
During her interview, Jane also reflected on her relationship with Catherine, who was her mentor, telling how the legendary actress wasn’t fond of her when they worked together.
She explained, ‘My only mentor who was older than me was Katharine Hepburn. I was in my forties while we were making [1981 drama] On the golden pond, and you did not love me. You let me know that. She said she learned to like me but didn’t really like me. She took me under her wing in a certain way and that was important.
Candid: When I was about to turn 60, I realized I was approaching my third class — my last class — and it wasn’t a rehearsal. One of the things I knew for sure was that I didn’t want to come to the end with so much regret’
Meanwhile, amid her cover shoot 63 years after her first cover, Jen reflects on how things have “changed” since those days, telling how she “wasn’t popular” at the time.
She told how in those days, the magazine was putting supermodels on the cover, and if someone told her she was still working and feeling good at around 85, she wouldn’t believe them.
She added, “At that time in my life, I doubted I’d live past 30. Just thinking about it filled me with hope. I didn’t give up. I kept going. I tried to get better. I did.”
Oh no! During her interview, Jane also reflected on her relationship with Catherine, [L] Who was her mentor, telling how the legendary actress wasn’t fond of her when they worked together [pictured together in the film On Golden Pond]
Tensions: She didn’t love me. You let me know that. She said she learned to like me but she didn’t really like me” [L-R Henry Fonda, Katharine and Jane in 1981]
Fonda debuted in 1960 on Broadway and on screen, and went on to become one of the biggest movie stars of the 1960s and 1970s with films such as 1968’s Barbarella and 1971’s Clute.
She is also one of the most decorated actresses in Golden Globe history with 15 nominations throughout her career and won seven including 1962 for Tall Story, 1972 for Klute, 1978 for Julia and 1979 for Coming Home.
The actress has also won the now retired Henrietta Award for Best International Film three times in 1973, 1979 and 1980.
Reflection: ‘At that time in my life, I doubted I’d live past 30. Just thinking about it filled me with hope. I didn’t give up. I kept going. I tried to get better. I did’
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