Say what you want about actress and activist Jane Fonda, but you have to admit that girlfriend still looks super fabulous at age 73, she’s totally making the seventies the new forties! Jane’s being featured in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar (on sale August 16th), check out some choice quotes below.
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At 73, Jane Fonda still looks fabulous, and in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, she talks about mug shots, men, and finally learning to love her body.
One of Fonda’s greatest lessons has come from her battle with body image.
“I was raised in the ’50s,” she explains. “I was taught by my father that how I looked was all that mattered, frankly. He was a good man, and I was mad for him, but he sent messages to me that fathers should not send: Unless you look perfect, you’re not going to be loved.”
On enjoying her fashion moment:
“I’m vain. My arms are thin, but I’m vain about loose flesh. And so I’m careful that what I wear will show off my best parts, which are my waist and my butt.” That said, “I have people in my life who will say, ‘Honey, you’re trying too hard.’ I like being saucy, but I’m 73 and a half. I’m still trying to find my way between matronly and coltishness.”
On working on her new book, Prime Time:
“When I was researching myself, I wondered, is there a ‘there’ there? Or am I just a hollow person who gets filled up by whatever man I’m with?” (She is currently dating music producer Richard Perry.) “I’m fine with women. My problem is always with men—you know, pleasing a man, turning myself into a pretzel to be who the man I’m with wants me to be. I’m not saying that that’s gone away 100 percent, but maybe 90 percent, 95 percent even.”
On her infamous 1970 mug shot, from her arrest for “drug smuggling” in Ohio (the charge was dropped when it was revealed they were vitamins):
“It was like I had Richard Avedon in that jailhouse taking my mug shot; it’s a beautiful mug shot,” she pronounces.
For more on Jane Fonda, go to www.harpersbazaar.com/janefonda