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American Actress Jane Fonda's Career: What Are Her Income Source? Her Net Worth & Salary

Updated On 24 Jan, 2018 Published On

The 81-year-old Jane Fonda is not only an American actress, she is also a writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. The multi-talented Jane has an extraordinary career. Having been active in the industry for years, she is regarded as one of the prominent actresses in the industry.

She has been in the film industry since 1960 and has tons of honors and awards entitled to her name for her immense acting skills. She has been part of films such as They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), The Morning After (1986), On Golden Pond (1981). and many more. Currently, Jane has the estimated net worth of $120 million as of 2018.

Jane was married to Roger Vadim, the director of her movie Barbarella. After the first divorce, she has been married thrice. In 2017, Jane split with husband Richard Perry, a record producer, after being married for 8 years.

Actress Jane Fonda with ex-husband Richard Perry

Jane with former boyfriend Richard Perry

source: People

Jane Fonda, as said before, is involved in several fields, and she has been able to excel in each of her interest. Jane has created an outstanding career in her life. So, to find more about her career history and earnings as well as net worth, continue to read below.

Career of Jane Fonda: Professional Life

Fonda's interest in acting arose after performing in a charity show The Country Girl at the Omaha Community Playhouse in 1954. At that, she attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie but dropped out to study arts in Paris.

After several performances on stage, she made her Broadway debut in 1960 from the play There Was a Little Girl and made the big screen debut with Tall Story in the same year. Later on, Jane established herself as an actress via roles on movies such as Period of Adjustment, Walk on the Wild Side, Sunday in New York, Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park and Barbarella.

Actor Jane Fonda on movie Barbarella

Jane Fonda on the movie Barbarella

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Jane won her first award for Best Actress for playing the role of the gamine Bree Daniels in the movie Klute.  The award was provided by Academy Awards. Klute also won her the Gloden Globe Awards.

The movie 9 to 5 with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton was Jane's critically acclaimed movie which was also the second highest-grossing film in 1980. On Golden Pond was the only movie in which she had co-starred with her father Henry Fonda. The movie awarded Henry with Academy Award for Best Actor before his death.

Actress Jane Fonda with co-actors Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton during Emmy Awards

Jane Fonda with 9 to 5 co-actors Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton during Emmy Awards

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In 1984, Fonda won Emmy Award under the category of Outstanding Lead Actress for The Dollmaker, and again in 1985 for Agnes of God. Later in her career, she was nominated for Academy Awards for several other roles.

Along with acting, Jane also did aerobics and strengthening exercises under the direction of Leni Cazden. In 1982, she began releasing exercise videos and workout books. It thus became her second career. Her workout book Jane Fonda's Workout and its video version became her best-selling book and the highest selling home video.

Actress Jane Fonda's workout video dvds

Workout DVDs by Jane Fonda

source: Shape Magzine 

Jane has spent decades in the film industry and had announced her retirement in 1990. But in 2005, Jane shortened her retirement and appeared on Monster-in-Law with co-star Jennifer Lopez, which became a huge box office success. She also returned to Broadway as Katherine Brandt in 2009 in Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations for which she got Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.

Besides, Jane also lived a life as a politician for a short period. In the 1960s, Jane stepped into politics supporting the Civil Rights Movement, and in opposition to the Vietnam War. In the 1970s, she supported Huey Newton and the Black Panthers and was also involved in the feminist movement.

As a writer, she has written an autobiography titled My Life So Far which was published by Random House. The book consists of series of three acts each that describe her life. Her second book Prime Time: Love, health, sex, fitness, friendship, spirit – making the most of all of your life was published in 2011. Her new biographical documentary is titled Jane Fonda in Five Acts.

Besides being a famous actress and socialite, Jane is also an active charity worker. She has founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP), the Fonda Family Foundation, and the Jane Fonda Foundation in which she contributes millions of dollars.

Net Worth of Jane Fonda

Through her impressive career, Jane has earned millions of dollars which allows her to live a life full of luxury. As of 2018, her estimated net worth is $120 million.

Jane Fonda has been through three divorces. In 2001, she got legally divorced with her third husband Ted Turner. As a divorce settlement, the cable television tycoon ex-husband gave Jane $100 million in stocks and a 2,500-acre ranch.

After the split with her former husband Ricky Perry, Jane bought a new townhouse in Century City, on the west side of Los Angeles, CA. Jane paid the former owner $5.45 million for the 6,679 square feet property which originally had the price tag of $5.65 million. Before the separation, the couple had listed their mansion in the luxe Trousdale Estates for $12.995 million. They had together bought the 71,00 square foot property for $7.3 million back in 2012.

Actress Jane Fonda house in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills mansion of Jane Fonda

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Most of the celebrities are known for spending thousands of dollars in cars but the case differs for actress Jane Fonda. In an interview with a journalist from the London-based Daily Mail, Jane mentioned about the amount she spends on dental care. She said, “See these teeth? They cost $55,000. It was teeth or a new car — and I opted for the teeth.” Guess she prefers to have thousands dollar worth smile than thousands dollar worth four-wheelers.

The fitness guru looks graceful as few decades before when she had just started her career. The two time Oscar nominee has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. During an interview with Megyn Kelly, an awkward moment rose up because of the conversation topic, Jane's plastic surgery, which later on developed into a feud between the two.

Watch video about the heated interview of Jane Fonda by Megyn Kelly on Today Show

We just hope the matter resolves soon. We also wish that she will gain more success in future both in her career as well as in her personal life.