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Jane Fonda

(Host: ReBirth Session) Jane Fonda is an actress, author, producer, activist, and exercise guru. Outspoken and committed, she supports environmental issues, peace, and female empowerment. She founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, and established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at the Emory School of Medicine. She cofounded the Women’s Media Center, and sits on the board of V-Day: Until The Violence Stops, a global effort to stop violence against women and girls. She is a former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.

Jane’s remarkable screen and stage career includes two Best Actress Oscars (Klute and Coming Home), an Emmy (The Dollmaker), a Tony Award nomination (33 Variations) and an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival—she is one of only three people to receive this honor. Her producer credits include Nine to Five and On Golden Pond. Off stage, she revolutionized the fitness industry in the 1980s with Jane Fonda’s Workout—the all time top-grossing home video. Jane has once again turned her attention to fitness with the release of a DVD set in 2010, with more releases scheduled for 2011, all under her Prime Time brand, aimed at the boomer generation. She has written a best-selling memoir, My Life So Far, and Prime Time, a comprehensive guide to living life to the fullest, particularly for boomers. In 2010, she made two new films: a French comedy, Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble, and Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. Jane is an avid reader, writer, hiker, fly fisherwoman, and meditator.


4 Responses to Jane Fonda

  1. Cynthia Miller says:

    Thank you. I have known about this and have a family that is very negative. As a result I have tried to be positive. But I like this element from Frankle and have purchased the book. With all my knowledge about the brain, learning and emotion, it just skipped me about the pathways formed due to negative thoughts. I loved it and it gives voice to what I have been trying to do. Nice job!

  2. Dear Jane,

    Project Girl Performance Collective cannot wait to perform for you on December 1 at the Rebirth session you are hosting!!! We are the finale :) .

    Peggy Kerry is on our Board of Directors and speaks the world of you and will be at our show at the Paley Center with us. I know you would love our mission. We create a fearless space for girls (12-21) to write and perform their own work. Our girl-empowerment curriculum grows young talent from the City’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods: the South Bronx, East and Central Harlem and North and Central Brooklyn. You have been a tremendous influence on our youth mentoring, theatre education and community engagement learning.

    Can’t wait for you to “meet” our girls!

    You got girl power.


    Jessica Greer Morris, MPH
    Executive Director, Project Girl Performance Collective
    917 309 0548

    Meet Project Girl — $40K Saves the Day Campaign

  3. Michele Denise Petersen says:

    I know you won’t remember me but I will try any way. I met you in New Orleans during the Vagina Mona loge. It was a The W Hotel. I was with my little brother, Matt Petersen, and he introduced me and my family to you. I met you at the bar and you got a strawberry Mojito and you let me try it. Its a story I share because you were so down to earth and easy going. So thank you
    Michele Petersen

    • carol villar says:

      I am a fan. Are you writing a book about Women’s empowerment ? Are there any movie line-ups for you in the future ? I would like to watch you in a movie that depicts slavery or human trafficking since these are the two most talked about world issues at the moment.

      More power to you!