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Jane Fonda

Here is the song from the film Barbarella performed by Michael Gayle, chosen to illustrate the great beauty of Jane Fonda.
Born (to actor Henry Fonda) Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda in 1937 in New York City, Jane Fonda is an American actress, former fashion model, writer and political activist. Since the 1960's Fonda has appeared in movies, many of which have contained political messages. She has won two Academy Awards and received several other awards and nominations. She initially announced her retirement from acting in 1991, and said for many years that she would never act again, but she returned to film in 2005 with "Monster in Law". Her brother, Peter Fonda (born 1939), and his daughter Bridget Fonda (born 1964), are also actors.
Before starting her acting career, Fonda was a fashion model, gracing the cover of Vogue magazine twice. Fonda became interested in acting in 1954. She was introduced by her father to renowned drama teacher Lee Strasberg in 1958, and subsequently joined his Actors Studio. She started in 1960 with "Tall Story", in which she recreated one of her Broadway roles as a college cheerleader pursuing a basketball star, played by Anthony Perkins. "Period of Adjustment" and "Walk on the Wild Side" followed in 1962. In "Walk on the Wild Side", Fonda earned a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer. In 1963, she appeared in "Sunday in New York". Newsday called her "the loveliest and most gifted of all our new young actresses". Fonda's career breakthrough came with "Cat Ballou" (1965). This comedy Western received five Oscar nominations and was one of the year's top ten films at the box office. It was considered by many to have been the film that brought Fonda to stardom at the age of twenty-eight. After this came the comedies "Any Wednesday" (1966) and "Barefoot in the Park" (1967), the latter co-starring Robert Redford. In 1968, she played the lead role in the science fiction spoof "Barbarella", which established her status as a sex symbol. In contrast, the tragedy "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) won her critical acclaim, and she earned her first Oscar nomination for the role. Fonda won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1971 in the detective murder mystery "Klute". Her second Award was in 1978 for "Coming Home", the story of a disabled Vietnam War veteran's difficulty in re-entering civilian life. She then appeared in "Fun With Dick and Jane" and "Julia" (both in 1977), "The China Syndrome" and "The Electric Horseman" (both in 1979) with her previous co-star, Robert Redford, "Nine to Five" (1980) with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton and "On Golden Pond" (1981) as a supporting actress alongside Katharine Hepburn and her father, Henry Fonda, who died five months later.
In the course of her career, Fonda has received seven Oscar nominations, winning twice.
Enjoy Jane's sublime beauty!

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