Jane Fonda Said 'Enough Already' To Chemicals & Has Fully Embraced Her Silver Hair

May 09, 2022 by apost team

All women wish to remain attractive as they grow older. We do our best to take care of ourselves and pay attention to the trends of today's world. However, father time has a way of making his presence seen and felt.

Renowned actress Jane Fonda, who turned 84 years old on December 21, 2021, continues to astonish everyone by looking about two decades younger than she really is. However, over the years, Fonda has given herself to her natural ageing process and this had only made her happier according to an interview she gave in 2021. 

Fonda is a true multi-hyphenate in many ways. Known for being one of the most beautiful women in the world, Fonda is not only gorgeous but extremely talented and intelligent to boot. Now 84 years old, the actress is still actively working in Hollywood, with her show "Grace & Frankie" in its 7th and final season.

Fonda first lit up the big screens in the 1960s. Her fans were thrilled by her performances in movies like "Fun With Dick And Jane," "A Doll's House," "Better Living Through Chemistry," and, of course, the classics "Barbarella" and "Klute." Fonda left Hollywood a few times over the years, but she always returned to thrill fans once more. There was also a time when Fonda was known for her aerobics workout videos.

The daughter of actor Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Ford Brokaw, Fonda was born on December 21, 1937, in New York City. Named after Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII, she was actually distantly related to her on her mom's side. Read on to know more about the actress and how she has embraced her age today. 

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Jane Fonda (circa 1970), (Art Zelin/Getty Images)

In an interview with Ellen Degeneres in 2021, Jane Fonda Fonda spoke about many topics, which included climate change, her winning the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and her new documentary among other topics.

Referring to climate change, the actress said "we have to keep pressure on." She explained her idea for her crimson-colored coat, which she’s famously been photographed being handcuffed in, saying, "People power is what's going to balance [the politics] out.” The eighty-four-year-old is clearly determined to stay involved in the movement given what she felt is women’s unique position in the fight. 

When Degeneres asked what she meant by her statement "women save the world," Fonda responded, "When I was in D.C. …I noticed very early on that 2/3 of the people in the crowds was women.” She added that they “tended to be older women. And I understand why. What the h*ll do we have to lose, right?" Fonda said, "We have more time. We have more wisdom. And we just show up for things, and we understand the interdependency of all humans…Especially older women, we're braver." Her sentiment galvanized her choice of appearance and newly minted status as a silver fox. 

In addition to climate change, Fonda remains an advocate for women. She then spoke about her documentary, "9 to 5: The Story of a Movement," which outlines the fight for women’s rights in the workplace. She stated that after hearing about the conditions that women had faced from her friend Karen Nussbaum she’d met during the anti-war movement, she realized that she had “to make a movie about [it]." Fonda said she feels the film is "very relevant to today,” commenting on how it shows viewers, "how important organizing is." 


Jane Fonda (1989), (Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images)

In the interview, importantly, she also revealed that she’d stopped dying her hair, stating that she's "so happy [she] let it go gray."

After sporting blonde hair for the majority of her career, Fonda said that at eighty-four she'd had enough. "Enough already, with so much time wasted, so much money spent, so many chemicals. I'm through with that." When host, Ellen Degeneres, said she loved the result, Fonda agreed, saying, “I do too.” Surprisingly, Fonda also told listeners that she only started going grey at 82. 

In 2019, the award-winning actress was candid about her previous plastic surgery procedures and her thoughts about it now at the age of 84. Although she admits to her past procedures, she says she has decided to not go under the knife again despite it being a Hollywood norm.

Jane Fonda looked timeless as she closed out the 2020 Oscars, but she hasn't always had an easy time with her self-image. In Jane Fonda's 2018 HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, the actress confessed her complicated history with plastic surgery and self-acceptance.

"I'm glad I look good for my age, but I've had plastic surgery… On one level, I hate the fact that I've had the need to alter myself physically to feel that I'm okay," she said:

"I wish I wasn't like that… I wish I was braver. But I am what I am."

Now she is finally saying goodbye to plastic surgery. In a new interview with Elle Canada, Fonda said, "I can't pretend that I'm not vain, but there isn't going to be any more plastic surgery–I'm not going to cut myself up anymore."

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