It's no exaggeration to say that Jane Fonda has been in the public eye since birth. Jane (whose real name is actually Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda) is the daughter of classic Hollywood film star Henry Fonda, meaning that tabloid headlines have been a constant presence in her life. Despite how open she's been about her tumultuous past through interviews and a 2006 memoir ($16.66, Amazon), there are plenty of life details the actress has kept close to her chest. However, that might change on September 24, when the HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts is expected to shed more light on her decades-long career in show business.
As someone who's no stranger to rumors swirling about her, it's still impressive that Jane would allow such an intimate look into her personal world. From her girl-next-door early days as an actress to becoming a fitness guru with wildly popular workout videos, to her most recent return to acting alongside close friend Lily Tomlin, Jane has certainly kept everyone guessing at every turn.
The popular actress has also picked up more than a few lessons on life along the way. Take a look below to learn more about how Jane Fonda (who is 80) has always managed to live her best life no matter the many setbacks that littered her path — and how we can all do the same.