Jane Fonda wowed the red carpet at the Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10th anniversary gala in Los Angeles Sept 30. Fonda wore a stunning turquoise blouse cinched at the waist. She was joined at the event by the equally stunning Jane Seymour, 62.
Fonda, 75, is a longtime workout fanatic who credits daily exercise and a healthy diet for her youthful appearance. “It’s important to exercise when you’re younger,” she said. “It’s the No. 1 ingredient for successful aging. It makes a difference for all aspects of your life and your body.”
Like many fitness fanatics, Fonda exercises not only to look good, but to feel great. "I know what exercise has done to my life profoundly — not just my body, but my mind," said the Oscar winner. "I do what makes me feel good."
Jane, who was named one of "People" magazine's "Most Beautiful" women in the world, said she's the happiest she has ever been.
"I feel lighter, I feel younger, I feel a greater sense of well-being," she said. "Not what I expected at all. Basically I'm pretty happy about [getting older]."
Fonda, who battled anorexia, bulimia and poor body image during her twenties, thirties and forties, has adopted more laid-back approach to fitness now that she's older, and makes a concerted effort to eat well.
"I eat fish, chicken and eggs," she told CNN. "I eat red meat maybe twice a week. But when you are older, it is very important what you eat because your cells regenerate more slowly, and also you put on weight more easily because you have less muscle than you used to, so every single calorie you put in your body has to count for something.
"I eat by color. I try to eat something dark green, dark purple, red, orange, yellow, white, because they all have different vitamins and minerals in them."
Fonda readily admits she has gotten plastic surgery over the years. She had a facelift in her forties and another one in February 2010. She also got breast implants when she was younger and recently had a chin lift as well as surgery to remove the bags under her eyes.
As she has gotten older, Jane transitioned from the rigorous, high-impact aerobic exercise she extolled during the 1980s to gentler, lower-impact workouts. Fonda does yoga, strength-trains, walks, cycles, and uses the elliptical trainer.
Fonda, who has an artificial hip and titanium knee, admits she's no longer as limber as she used to be, but says being an avid exerciser all her life has paid off.
"What motivates me is how good I feel afterwards," she said. "I don't wake up saying 'Oh goody, I am going to work out.' But I do it because of how it makes me feel when it's over. If I've felt depressed or down at all, it picks me up and makes me feel great."