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Jane Fonda, set for an AFI Life Achievement Award, is still achieving
Jane Fonda, set for an AFI Life Achievement Award, is still achieving

It's hard to think of someone in public life who has had more disparate phases and identities than Jane Fonda. There's the brilliant actress (and daughter of a Hollywood legend), the polarizing political activist, the exercise maven, the rich celebrity wife, and now, once again, the working actress. Fonda admits that this last phase — what she calls her "third act" — has taken her by surprise. "It's much more than I ever expected," she said. "There are a lot of firsts in my third act." Whatever the role, Fonda invests it with fierce determination and ambition, so it's not surprising that the age-defying 76-year-old hit the ground running when she returned to acting, after a 15-year...

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