Jane Fonda on the highs and lows of her life: "I"m the happiest I"ve ever been"

Jane Fonda on the highs and lows of her life: "I"m the happiest I"ve ever been"

12:26 AM on 7th August 2011

“I wanted to understand the new realities of ageing,” says Jane

Jane as Barbarella, the 1968 role that established her as a sex symbol A 1970 publicity shot

From left: Jane as Barbarella, the 1968 role that established her as a sex symbol; a 1970 publicity shot

Jane aged seven with her father Henry Fonda, in 1944 With her first husband, French film director Roger Vadim, and their daughter Vanessa in 1968

From left: Jane aged seven with her father Henry Fonda, in 1944; with her first husband, French film director Roger Vadim, and their daughter Vanessa in 1968

Jane admits that her private life hasn

Philosophy: “As we get older we need to work at what we want our life to be about,” says Jane

At the Cannes film festival earlier this year with Richard Perry, at a charity ball in Los Angeles

From left: Jane at the Cannes film festival earlier this year; with Richard Perry, at a charity ball in Los Angeles