“I was taught by my father that how I looked was all that mattered, frankly. He was a good man, and I was mad for him, but he sent messages to me that fathers should not send: Unless you look perfect, you’re not going to be loved.”
On maintaining her style icon status: "I’m careful that what I wear will show off my best parts, which are my waist and my butt...I like being saucy, but I’m 73 and a half. I’m still trying to find my way between matronly and coltishness.”
More words of wisdom from Fonda--from the problem with pleasing to her famous mugshot--appear in the issue (on newsstands August 16 , or here).
"We’ve been granted an entire adult lifetime, longer than what our grandparents had, and we are entering this third act healthier physically and mentally," she told Anne Thompson for More back when she was starting this book. "We get less judgmental, more positive. And so we have a tremendous opportunity to change the world." Here's her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
[Image courtesy of Harper's]