Jane Fonda attends The Women’s Media Center 2017 Women in the Media award in the brussels-capital region on Thursday, oct. 26, 2017, in New York.
Jane Fonda celebrated with a big milestone that the actress revealed she never thought she would reach.
The two-time Academy Award winner was in her 80th birthday on Dec. 21 but she told People that she “never had thought” the turning of 30.
“I thought that I would not live very long and that I would die lonely and an addict of a sort,” Fonda told the mag. “I don’t think that if I did live a long time, that I would be vibrant and healthy and still works. I am grateful.”
The 80-year-old early years were marked by tragedy. Her mother suffered from mental illness and committed suicide when Fonda was just 12 years old. Fonda, whose father was actor Henry Fonda, said she lived a “fraught adolescence” and suffering from bulimia for decades.
“I thought…I would die lonely and an addict of some kind.”
– Jane Fonda
Despite her difficult upbringing, the actress said that they have a lot to be thankful for today.
Actress Jane Fonda, daughter of the late actor Henry Fonda, poses with a design of the new Henry Fonda AMERICAN commemoration of the stamp, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California, May 20, 2005.
“I am grateful that I have gotten better over the 80 years,” she said.
“I’m less judgmental. I am forgiven. It was not always true. I have worked very hard to improve as a human being.”
Most recently, she earned praise for her role in Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” which garnered Emmy nominations in 2016 and 2017. Fonda plays Grace in addition to Lily Tomlin’s Frankie.