Jane Fonda Showcases Age-Defying Figure At Pre-Grammy Gala, Michelle Obama Admits She's Her Role Model

Jane Fonda showcased that despite turning 76 last month, she still possesses an age-defying figure.

The iconic actress attended a pre-Grammy's party on Saturday evening, which was held at the Beverly Hilton, wearing a black and nude number with long sleeves that even women a quarter of her age couldn't pull off.

Fonda attended the event with her record producer boyfriend, Richard Perry, and mingled with a plethora of A-list guests that included the music mogul, Clive Davis, and singer Jennifer Hudson.

The two-time Oscar winner recently discussed her enviable figure while visiting Australia. "I believe in fitness," she admitted. "Whether you're young, whether you're old, whether you've been exercising or just starting. It's important. Maybe the most important thing in having a successful, long life."

Fonda has sold over 17 million copies of her 23 work-out videos since her first effort was released in 1982. Her most recent tape hit shelves last year.

She also revealed that exercise helped her to get through several traumas in her life. At the age of 12 Fonda's mother, Frances Ford Seymour, committed suicide, while she has also been through three divorces, and battled both breast cancer and osteoarthritis.

Fonda also discussed the incident when her second husband, Tom Hayden, revealed that he was in love with a another woman on her 51st birthday.

Because of his revelation, Fonda took to her exercise bike to vanquish her demons and began to cycle for five hours. At the time she told Newsweek, "The physical pain is nothing compared to what I am feeling emotionally. I'm breaking apart."

Looking back, Fonda stated that she is actually proud of how she handled herself in this period. "If you're in the middle of a nervous breakdown, working out really hard is not a bad thing because it does keep you from going over the edge - it gets the endorphins going. And it was kind of like 'I'm sore, so I must exist'," she candidly stated.

"I know, in the deepest part of myself, the importance of remaining physically active," Fonda continued. "Even if you're going through a nervous breakdown, even if you're older or have body parts that are falling off... it makes all the difference in the world."

Fonda's relentlessly positive outlook on life has won her millions of admirers across the world, some of whom are in positions of power. First Lady Michelle Obama recently told People magazine that Fonda is one of her personal role models.

"I just went to see Cicely Tyson on Broadway" Obama began. "She is in her 80s and did a two-hour play with stamina and passion. I told her, 'I want to be you when I grow up!' [And] there's Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman."

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