Jane Fonda: Saucy at age 73
Jane Fonda isn't about to let a little thing like aging slow her down. The actress, who's dealt with bulimia and body image issues for decades, still has a desire to be 'saucy' at age 73.
On her infamous 1970 mug shot:
"It was like I had Richard Avedon in that jailhouse taking my mug shot; it's a beautiful mug shot. My hair was in Klute mode. About four years ago, I went to the Sally Hershberger salon in New York and one entire wall, like six feet, was my mug shot!"
On life in the "third act" as she ages:
"Instead of viewing an arch -- you rise, you peak, you decline -- view it as a staircase. Your body may fall apart, but on every level that really matters, you can ascend toward enlightenment, wisdom and authenticity. That's what I'm going for."
On her battle with body image:
"I was raised in the '50s. 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 battling bulimia for decades:
On her body today:
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