Jane Fonda at 80

Jane Fonda at 80
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Academy Award winning actress Jane Fonda has revealed that she didn't think she would make it to 80. The Coming Home star has seen her acting career reignite since she came out of retirement in 2005, and she's been telling Ireland's Independent newspaper how amazed she is at the success she's had since. 

She said: "I just feel damn lucky. I retired for 15 years. I left at 50 and came back at 65.

"I was married to Ted Turner and Ted didn't really help me with confidence and things like that. So after that I wanted to see if I could enjoy it again.

"But, at 65, I never thought I'd have a career. And a hit TV show! I'm 80! I keep pinching myself!

"I can't believe it! I didn't think I would live this long!"

Jane also spoke about the recent #MeToo and Time's Up movements sweeping the entertainment industry, after she has spoken openly in the past about being a victim of sexual abuse. "I am very grateful to be alive through this. I did not think I would live to see it. Yes. And I think that it's going to continue, it's not just a moment.

 Jane Fonda in Barbarella 

Jane Fonda in Barbarella 

"I love the Time's Up aspect of it. We're working with women from all different places. I'm going to DC to lobby with domestic workers. The farm workers up in Bakersfield.

"It's all of us together, having each other's backs."

Although the 9 to 5 actress has been married three times in the past, she's not interested in starting a new relationship after her recent split from record producer Richard Perry last year.

She said: "I love men, I'm not done with men, but I'm done with marriage and dating."

Jane is currently living in her home located in a retirement compound, she is loving life there.

She said: "I always see one or two other residents who seem infinitely older than I am, but they probably aren't. I never thought I would ever live there, but it's great."