The Secret Reason Jane Fonda Wore This Dress at the 2016 Golden Globes

by Charles Manning

In 2016, Jane Fonda was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in Youth. Seventy-nine years old at the time, she chose a high-necked, white, and very ruffly Yves Saint Laurent Couture dress for the event. It was a surprisingly fussy choice for Fonda, who usually favor’s sleeker looks on the red carpet, but it turns out there was a very special reason she chose to wear that particular gown that evening: “I’d just had a mastectomy and I had to cover my bandages,” she told British Vogue.

Jane Fonda (Shutterstock)

Fonda appears on the magazine’s May 2019 cover and opens up about her health struggles in the accompanying interview. “I’ve had a lot of cancer,” she says. “I was a sun-worshipper. When I have a day off, I frequently go to my skin doctor and have things cut off me by a surgeon.”

As for how she’s doing now, well, she says, “It’s an ongoing process. So there’s that.”

The May issue of British Vogue hits newsstands April 5. 

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