Jane Fonda admitted she was “not proud” of having a facelift, and ruled out undergoing the knife again because she “didn’t want to look disfigured”.
The 84-year-old actress discussed her regrets about the surgery and warned about the dangers of her plastic surgery addiction in a new interview with Vogue published Tuesday.
The Hollywood legend has openly admitted that she previously underwent a facelift, but did not repeat the procedure again.
She said: ‘I had plastic surgery and stopped because I didn’t want to look disfigured. I’m not proud of the fact that I have one.
Opening: Jane Fonda, 84, admitted she was “not proud” of having a facelift, and ruled out undergoing the knife again because she “didn’t want to look disfigured” (pictured in July)
The actress (seen in 1964) discussed her regrets about the surgery and warned of the dangers of addiction to cosmetic procedures in a new interview with Vogue.
Now, I don’t know if I should have done this more if I was going to do it. But I did it. Admit it, and then just say, well, you can get addicted. Don’t keep doing that. A lot of women, I don’t know, are addicted to it.
The screen star added that she doesn’t spend a lot of money on expensive face creams, and instead insists that laughter is good for the skin.
She said, “I don’t do a lot of facials. I don’t spend a lot of money on face creams or anything like that, but I stay hydrated, I sleep, I move, I stay out of the sun, and I have good friends who make me laugh. Laughter is a good thing too.
The Grace and Frankie star touched on how aging doesn’t have to be scary, and that she wanted to spread awareness that there are ways to age in positive, healthy ways.
I want young people to stop being afraid of getting old. What matters isn’t age, isn’t that chronological number. What matters is your health.
“I’m about 85, but I don’t look that old,” she explained. “So getting young people to stop being afraid of getting old, and helping people realize that just because you’re at a certain age doesn’t mean you have to give up on life…”
The Oscar-winning talent explained how grateful she is to still be healthy for her age.
“I mean, every day when I get out of the car, I thank the gods that I have strong thighs, and that I have worked to maintain strong thighs,” she said.
The actress (pictured left in her 1960s and right in October 2021) has previously admitted that she has had breast implants, a facelift, and work around her eyes and jawline.
Fonda rose to fame in 1960 when she made her acting debut on Broadway, before starring in several films, including Sunday In New York in 1963 and Barbarella in 1968 (pictured)
WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN: The Hollywood legend (pictured last month) has openly admitted she’s previously had a facelift, but says she won’t repeat the procedure again
The Book Club actress was featured in the latest H&M Move campaign, prompting Jen to sit down with Vogue to discuss the new collaboration. The Action Wear item set is scheduled to be available on August 4.
Jane has thought about aging before, and in an interview with Glamor earlier in May, she made it clear that she didn’t want to regret that she kept getting older.
“One of the things I knew for sure was that I didn’t want to get to the end with so much regret, so the way I lived to the end was what would have determined whether or not I had regrets,” the star stated to the publication.
It completely changed the way I thought about myself and how I wanted to live the last third of my life. And I realized the importance of being intentional about the way we go through life.
The talented actress continues to be active and exercises, from simple walks in nature to a fitness routine.
When you get older, you realize that staying healthy is fun and crucial because age is not so much a chronology.
“You can be very old at 84, which is my age, but you can also be very young,” she said.
In 2018, the actress revealed that she wanted to start adopting a more natural look with age, explaining in her Jane Fonda In Five Acts documentary that she was happy because she ‘looked goofy for her age’ but that she ‘hated the fact that she was’ . The need to physically change herself so she falls just fine’.
She added: ‘I wish I wasn’t. I like older faces. I love live faces. I love Vanessa Redgrave’s face. I wish I was more brave. But I am what I am.
After making a name for herself as an actress, Fonda tackled fitness in 1982 when she released her first workout video, which was a huge hit (pictured left in 1983 and right in 1985)
The former Academy Award winner has revealed that her use of plastic surgery may have been a “mask” to conceal the sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
Speaking to The Observer in May 2018, she said: ‘I feel so sad that so many girls are being abused all over the world and that men don’t understand what he is doing to them.
It’s not something that happens lightly – it can change a person. And then you have to be very intentional about getting back into your skin. But it can be done.’
Connecting plastic surgery to sexual assault, she said that when she sees the face of “a woman who made herself a mask, I always think of myself… I wonder, I wonder.”
Then, in February 2020, Fonda revealed that she had had plastic surgery once and for all, telling Elle Canada at the time that she “won’t injure herself anymore.”
“I can’t pretend I’m not in vain, but there won’t be any plastic surgery – I won’t injure myself anymore,” the actress – who has previously admitted to having breast implants, which she later removed, as well as facelifts and work around her eyes and jawline – said.
Fonda went on to explain that she’s spent years learning to embrace her natural looks, hinting that her past battles with bulimia – which began in her teens and continued into her forties – played a role in her struggle to be ‘self-accepting’.
I must work every day to accept myself; I admitted it wasn’t easy for me. “I’m trying to make it clear that it has been a long, ongoing struggle for me.”
Jane began acting on Broadway in 1960, before beginning her Hollywood career shortly thereafter when she starred in a series of successful films, including Sunday In New York in 1963 and Barbarella in 1968.
She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress in the 1970s, and received several nominations and other awards in the following years.
Aside from his passion for being on the big screen, the star has been in love with dancing and fitness for years.
Jane released her first workout video in 1982, which later became the best-selling video of the 20th century.