Feb 10, 2020
By Jane Brown
So what do you think of Jane Fonda’s new hairdo?
The 82 year old Oscar winning legend presented the Best Picture Oscar Sunday night to Parasite.
She was wearing a glitzy red long sleeve gown by Elie Saab, a dress she wore previously at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
But it was her hair that turned heads.
Fonda is now sporting a silver-grey pixie cut, a much different style than her trademark famous dirty blonde mane.
And the Internet was loving it.
While going gray is perfectly normal and natural at any age, the timing of 82-year-old Fonda’s hair-color switch-up, goes against certain beauty norms in regard to aging in Hollywood. But lifelong activist is as radical as ever. After being arrested five times in Washington, D.C. for civil disobedience, Fonda brought her climate action campaign, Fire Drill Friday, to Los Angeles.
“Hair had ruled me for many years,” wrote Fonda in her memoir, My Life So Far, recalling the “hair epiphany” that inspired her new hair style. “Perhaps I used it to hide behind. The men in my life liked it long and blonde, and I had been a blonde for so long that I didn’t even know what my own color actually was. I simply said to (hairstylist) Paul McGregor, “Do something,” and he did.”
Fonda has long lived life on her own terms. And whether intentional or not, owning her gray hair with power and grace at the Oscars sends yet another inspiring message.