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Jane Fonda (1937-    )
Coming out of the famous Fonda family - daughter of Henry, and sister of Peter, New York-born Jane Fonda dabbled in art and modelling, before legendary acting guru Lee Strasberg convinced her to go into acting.

Making her debut on Broadway and in films in 1960, in just over a decade Jane Fonda was winning a Best Actress Oscar for 'Klute (1971)'. She repeated the feat for 'Coming Home (1978)'. Both being gritty roles, which defined her career.

Despite playing the sexy Barbarella in 1968, Jane Fonda took time to feel confident about herself, but gradually grew into a strong woman, defending human rights, women's rights, and, of course, being a fierce critic of the Vietnam War. Obviously influenced by her father in a number of ways, it was apt that Jane should appear in his final film, for which Henry Fonda won a Best Actor Oscar - 'On Golden Pond (1981)'. Jane also earnt an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in this film.

In recent years Jane Fonda has been highlighting the issue of climate change through Fire Drill Fridays, which she launched. Jane has been arrested many times at climate change demonstrations and has also made changes to her lifestyle reflecting her serious concerns about the climate crisis.

- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.

Coming Home - Film Review 


Jane Fonda as Barbarella Drawing by Paul Rance

Jane Fonda as Barbarella. A drawing by Paul Rance.

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B00005421R Barbarella [DVD] [1968] ~ Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law

booksmusicfilmstv.com Comments on Barbarella
Jane Fonda is sexy as hell in this adult sci-fi romp. Jane is Barbarella, and comes across the evil Duran Duran (Milo O'Shea) and his deadly orgasmatron, which stimulates people to die in ecstasy. He was so bad he inspired the name for a certain English rock band. However, Anita Pallenberg is seriously scary as The Great Tyrant (brave man that Keith Richards). Ms. Fonda, under the direction of husband at the time, Roger Vadim, plays it all for laughs, and has a nice companion in the shape of blind angel Pygar (John Phillip Law). Look out for David Hemmings as the curiously named Dildano. - Paul Rance.

Barbarella Cast List

Jane Fonda: Barbarella
John Phillip Law: Pygar
Anita Pallenberg: The Great Tyrant
Milo O'Shea: Concierge/Durand Durand
Marcel Marceau: Professor Ping
Claude Dauphin: President of Earth
David Hemmings: Dildano 

Barefoot In The Park [1967] [DVD] ~ Robert Redford, Jane Fonda
A Doll's House [1973] [DVD] ~ Jane Fonda, Trevor Howard A Doll's House [1973] [DVD] ~ Jane Fonda, Trevor Howard
B00008YNHG Cat Ballou [DVD] [1965] ~ Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin
B001EJW0T0 They Shoot Horses Don't They? [1969] [DVD] ~ Jane Fonda, Gig Young
Klute [1971] (REGION 2) (PAL) Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Alan J. Pakula, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider, Dorothy Tristan - Import Klute [1971] (REGION 2) (PAL) Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Alan J. Pakula, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider, Dorothy Tristan - Import
B0000JBALO On Golden Pond (Special Edition)
Jane Fonda Collection: Complete Personal Trainer Series - Low Impact Aerobics and Stretch; Abs, Buns & Thighs; Total Body Sculpting Jane Fonda Collection: Complete Personal Trainer Series - Low Impact Aerobics and Stretch; Abs, Buns & Thighs; Total Body Sculpting
B000E6ESI0 9 to 5 - Sexist, Egotistical, Lying Hypocritical Bigot Edition - Widescreen ~ Jane Fonda
Nine to Five

Jane Fonda Filmography
(most recent films listed first)

Georgia Rule (2007)
Monster-In-Law (2005)
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Old Gringo (1989)
Leonard Part 6 (1987)
Retour (1987)
The Morning After (1986)
Agnes Of God (1985)
Rollover (1981)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Nine To Five (1980)
The Electric Horseman (1979)
The China Syndrome (1979)
California Suite (1978)
Comes A Horseman (1978)
Coming Home (1978)
Julia (1977)
Fun With Dick And Jane (1977)
The Blue Bird (1976)
A Doll's House (1973/II)
Steelyard Blues (1973)
Tout va bien (1972)
Klute (1971)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Barbarella (1968)
Histoires extraordinaires (1968)
Barefoot In The Park (1967)
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Any Wednesday (1966)
Curée, La (1966)
The Chase (1966)
Cat Ballou (1965)
Félins, Les (1964)
Ronde, La (1964)
Sunday In New York (1963)
In The Cool Of The Day (1963)
Period Of Adjustment (1962)
The Chapman Report (1962)
Walk On The Wild Side (1962)
Tall Story (1960)

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