The fresh-faced Vassar student used her modeling wages to fund classes at the legendary Actors Studio.
For much of her career, 75-year-old Jane Fonda seemed to juggle roles (and looks) in life as frequently as she did onscreen. She was at once an Oscar-winning actress, a passionate activist, a workout doyenne and all-around style icon (who can forget Barbarella and Klute)? Fifty years into her career, she is as busy as ever, launching her yoga DVD, AM/PM Yoga for Beginners, working with the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and appearing on The Newsroom. Whew! So, if she could turn back time, what would this incredibly accomplished woman wish for her younger self? "To be more self-aware," she has told InStyle.com. "I didn't pay attention back then and I wish that I had. I used to think it was a bad thing, but I now think it's a good thing to know who you are and how you want to present yourself to the world. I didn't then." Good advice for us all!