Charles Dickens. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

Charles Dickens biography:

 

Charles Dickens (1812-1870), novelist, was born on 7 February 1812 in Portsmouth, England, son of John Dickens, a clerk in the Navy Pay Office, and his wife Elizabeth, née Barrow. Dickens received intermittent schooling and indifferent care from his parents who were once obliged to take up residence in Marshalsea prison for debt. First apprenticed to the law, he began writing unpaid pieces for popular journals. Sketches by ‘Boz’, Dickens’s pseudonym, were published in two volumes in 1836 and The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club in 1837. Sam Weller and Mr Pickwick created a world-wide furore and Dickens’s imitators were legion. Pickwick parties were held as far apart as Canada and Kangaroo Island, whilst the first pirated edition of Pickwick Papers was printed by Henry Dowling of Tasmania in 1838.

Fame was assured for Dickens with the publication of Oliver Twist in 1838 and Nicholas Nickleby in 1839. As novelist, journalist, public speaker and social critic, his popularity was universal and the world of his novels changed contemporary attitudes. At first aware of Australia only as a place of penal servitude, Dickens in Pickwick Papers has the convict, John Edmunds, transported and sent up country as a shepherd. The infamous Mr Squeers in Nicholas Nickleby is similarly sent to the colony. Always fascinated by crime, Dickens acquired knowledge of Norfolk Island from his friend Alexander Maconochie. He never forgot Australia’s prison origins and in his last completed novel, Our Mutual Friend (1865), Jenny Wren threatens her delinquent father with transportation. Similarly in David Copperfield, Mr Littimer and Uriah Heep are dispatched to Australia to complete their sentences.

In 1849 Dickens was writing David Copperfield and faced with the problem of a satisfactory disposition of Micawber and his family. He had already met Samuel Sidney, who was advocating Australia as a home for working class emigrants, and Mrs Caroline Chisholm through a common friend, Sidney Herbert. The last chapters of David Copperfield embodied material from Sidney’s Australian Hand-Book (1848) and Wilkins Micawber duly became the best known emigrant to Port Middlebay (Melbourne) where he attained affluence and the office of magistrate. Micawber was accompanied by little Em’ly, Peggotty, Martha Endell and Mrs Gummidge. The downtrodden schoolmaster, Mr Mell, founded an academy for boys at Port Middlebay and his fiddling and oratory delighted colonial society.

Household Words, Dickens’s journal, began publication in 1850 and the first article was an approving exposition of Mrs Chisholm’s Family Colonization Loan Society. Later articles and stories in that year were written by Samuel Sidney. The discovery of gold lent feasibility to Micawber’s success and mitigated the country’s reputation as a gaol. In Great Expectations (1861) Dickens created Magwitch, the convict who amassed wealth in New South Wales and so produced an English gentleman.

Dickens had contemplated a lecture tour of Australia in 1862 and intended to write a travel book, ‘The Uncommercial Traveller Upside Down’, but the tour was abandoned. In Australia, as in England, his novels were adapted as stage plays; with Our Emily, Old Curiosity Shop and Cricket on the Hearth as perennial favourites. The articles from Household Words and All the Year Round were widely published in the Australian press and helped to impose Dickens’s own view of Australia on Australian life and society.

Dickens died on 9 June 1870. Of his surviving sons, Alfred D’Orsay Tennyson (b.1845), had migrated to Australia in 1865. He bought a partnership in a stock and station agency in Hamilton, Victoria, but after his wife died left in 1882 to join the Melbourne branch of his brother’s agency. After a lecture tour he died in the United States in 1912. The youngest son, Edward Bulwer Lytton (b.1852), went to Australia in 1869 and settled at Wilcannia where he became manager of Momba station; in 1880 he married Constance Desailly. He opened a stock and station agency, was elected to the local council and bought a share in Yanda station near Bourke. He lost heavily from bad seasons and in 1886 he became a civil servant. He represented Wilcannia in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1889-94. He died on 23 January 1902 at Moree and was buried by a Wesleyan minister.

 

 

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Shallow. Bradley Cooper y Lady Gaga. Letra en inglés y video. Traducción al español. Selección de canciones en inglés.

Canciones en inglés: “Shallow” canción de la película “Ha nacido una estrella” interpretada por Bradley Cooper y Lady Gaga. Ganadora del globo de oro a la mejor canción 2019.

 

VIDEO DE LA CANCIÓN SHALLOW DE BRADLEY COOPER Y LADY GAGA:

 

“Shallow”: por Bradley Cooper y Lady Gaga del film ‘Ha nacido una estrella’

[Bradley Cooper]
Tell me something, girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there something else you’re searching for?

I’m falling
In all the good times, I find myself longing
For change
And in the bad times, I fear myself

[Lady Gaga]
Tell me something, boy
Aren’t you tired trying to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore?

I’m falling
In all the good times, I find myself longing
For change
And in the bad times, I fear myself

I’m off the deep end
Watch as I dive in
I’ll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface
Where they can’t hurt us
We’re far from the shallow now

[Juntos]
In the sha-ha-sha-hallow
In sha-la-sha-la-shallow
In the sha-ha-sha-hallow
We’re far from the shallow now

[Lady Gaga]
Oh, ha-ah-ah-ah
Haaa-ah-ah-ah, haaawaah, ha-ah-ah-aaah

I’m off the deep end
Watch as I dive in
I’ll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface
Where they can’t hurt us
We’re far from the shallow now

[Juntos]
In the sha-ha-sha-hallow
In sha-la-sha-la-shallow
In the sha-ha-sha-hallow
We’re far from the shallow now

 

Shallow (letra traducida) de Lady Gaga con Bradley Cooper

Dime algo, chica,
¿eres feliz en este mundo moderno?
¿O necesitas más?
¿Hay algo más que estés buscando?

Estoy cayendo.
En todos los buenos momentos,
me descubro ansiando un cambio,
y en los malos momentos, me doy miedo a mí mismo.

Dime algo, chico,
¿no estás cansado de intentar llenar ese vacío?
¿O necesitas más?
¿No es difícil hacer que siga siendo tan intenso?

Estoy cayendo.
En todos los buenos momentos,
me descubro ansiando un cambio,
y en los malos momentos, me doy miedo a mí mismo.

Me voy a las profundidades,
mira mientras me zambullo.
Nunca tocaré el suelo,
atravesaré la superficie
donde no nos puedan hacer daño.
Ahora estamos lejos de la superficie (lo trivial, superficial).

En la superficie, superficie.
En la superficie, superficie.
En la superficie, superficie.
Ahora estamos lejos de la superficie.

Me voy a las profundidades,
mira mientras me zambullo.
Nunca tocaré el suelo,
atravesaré la superficie
donde no nos puedan hacer daño.
Ahora estamos lejos de la superficie.

En la superficie, superficie.
En la superficie, superficie.
En la superficie, superficie.
Ahora estamos lejos de la superficie.

 

 

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She Walks in Beauty. Lord Byron. Poesías escogidas en inglés. Traducción al español.

 

Poeta inglés y una de las mayores personalidades del movimiento del romanticismo. Hoy es considerado uno de los mayores poetas en lengua inglesa.

 

“She Walks in Beauty” Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent

 

“Camina bella, como la noche”

Ella camina bella, como la noche
de climas sin nubes y de cielos estrellados;
y todo lo que es mejor de la oscuridad y de la luz
resplandece en su aspecto y en sus ojos,
así suavizada en esa luz tierna
que el cielo al llamativo día niega.

Una sombra lo más, un rayo lo menos,
han disminuido a medias la gracia sin nombre
que ondea por toda la negra y lustrosa trenza,
o relampaguea suavemente en su rostro;
donde los pensamientos con dulzura serena expresan
cuán pura, cuán querida es su morada.

Y sobre esas mejillas, y sobre esa frente,
tan suave, tan tranquila, sin embargo elocuente,
la sonrisa que triunfa, los matices que refulgen,
no cuentan sino de días de bondad gastados,
Una mente en paz con todo lo inferior,
¡Un corazón cuyo amor es inocente!

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J. R. R. Tolkien. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

J.R. R. Tolkien biography:

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, the son of English-born parents in Bloemfontein, in the Orange Free State of South Africa, where his father worked as a bank manager. To escape the heat and dust of southern Africa and to better guard the delicate health of Ronald (as he was called), Tolkien’s mother moved back to a small English village with him and his younger brother when they were very young boys. Tolkien would later use this village as a model for one of the locales in his novels. Within a year of this move their father, Arthur Tolkien, died in Bloemfontein, and a few years later the boys’ mother died as well.

The Tolkien boys lodged at several homes from 1905 until 1911, when Ronald entered Exeter College, Oxford. Tolkien received a bachelor’s degree from Oxford in 1915 and a master’s degree in 1919. During this time he married his longtime sweetheart, Edith Bratt, and served for a short time on the Western Front with the Lancashire Fusiliers (a regiment in the British army that used an older-style musket) during World War I (1914–18), when Germany led forces against much of Europe and America).

Begins writing

In 1917, Tolkien was in England recovering from “trench fever,” a widespread disease transmitted through fleas and other bugs in battlefield trenches. While bedridden Tolkien began writing “The Book of Lost Tales,” which eventually became The Silmarillion (1977) and laid the groundwork for his stories about Middle Earth, the fictional world where Tolkien’s work takes place.

After the war Tolkien returned to Oxford, where he joined the staff of the Oxford English Dictionary and began work as a freelance tutor. In 1920 he was appointed Reader in English Language at Leeds University. The following year, having returned to Oxford as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, Tolkien became friends with the novelist C. S. Lewis (1898–1963). They shared an intense enthusiasm for the myths, sagas, and languages of northern Europe, and to better enhance those interests, both attended meetings of the “Coalbiters,” an Oxford club, founded by Tolkien, at which Icelandic sagas were read aloud.

During the rest of Tolkien’s years at Oxford—twenty as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, fourteen as Merton Professor of English Language and Literature—Tolkien published several well-received short studies and translations. Notable among these are his essays “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics” (1936), “Chaucer as a Philologist [a person who studies language as it relates to culture]: The Reeve’s Tale” (1934), and “On Fairy-Stories”(1947); his scholarly edition of Ancrene Wisse (1962); and his translations of three medieval poems: “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” “Pearl,” and “Sir Orfeo” (1975).

The Hobbit

As a writer of imaginative literature, though, Tolkien is best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, tales which were formed during his years attending meetings of the “Inklings,” an informal gathering of like-minded friends and writers, that began after the Coalbiters dissolved. The Inklings, which was formed during the late 1930s and lasted until the late 1940s, was a weekly meeting held in Lewis’s sitting room at Magdalen College, at which works-in-progress were read aloud and discussed and critiqued by the attendees. Inklings, Lewis urged Tolkien to publish The Hobbit, which appeared in 1937.

Tolkien retired from his professorship in 1959. While the unauthorized publication of an American edition of The Lord of the Rings in 1965 angered him, it also made him a widely admired cult figure in the United States, especially among high school and college students. Uncomfortable with this status, he and his wife lived quietly in Bournemouth for several years, until Edith’s death in 1971. In the remaining two years of his life, Tolkien returned to Oxford, where he was made an honorary fellow of Merton College and awarded a doctorate of letters. He was at the height of his fame as a scholarly and imaginative writer when he died in 1973, though critical study of his fiction continues and has increased in the years since.

The world of Middle Earth

Tolkien, a devoted Roman Catholic throughout his life, began creating his own languages and mythologies at an early age and later wrote Christian-inspired stories and poems to provide them with a narrative framework. Based on bedtime stories Tolkien had created for his children, The Hobbit concerns the efforts of a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, to recover a treasure stolen by a dragon. During the course of his mission, Baggins discovers a magical ring which, among other powers, can render its bearer invisible. The ability to disappear helps Bilbo fulfill his quest; however, the ring’s less obvious powers prompt the evil Sauron, Dark Lord of Mordor, to seek it. The hobbits’ attempt to destroy the ring, thereby denying Sauron unlimited power, is the focal point of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which consists of the novels The Fellowship of the Ring (1954), The Two Towers (1954), and The Return of the King (1955). In these books Tolkien rejects such traditional heroic qualities as strength and size, stressing instead the capacity of even the humblest creatures to win against evil.

Throughout Tolkien’s career he composed histories, genealogies (family histories), maps, glossaries, poems, and songs to supplement his vision of Middle Earth. Among the many works published during his lifetime were a volume of poems, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Other Verses from the Red Book (1962), and a fantasy novel, Smith of Wootton Major (1967). Though many of his stories about Middle Earth remained incomplete at the time of Tolkien’s death, his son, Christopher, rescued the manuscripts from his father’s collections, edited them, and published them. One of these works, The Silmarillion, takes place before the time of The Hobbit and tells the tale of the first age of Holy Ones (earliest spirits) and their offspring.

Nonetheless, Tolkien implies, to take The Lord of the Rings too seriously might be a mistake. He once stated that fairy stories in itself should be taken as a truth, not always symbolic of something else. He went on to say, “but first of all [the story] must succeed just as a tale, excite, please, and even on occasion move, and within its own imagined world be accorded literary belief. To succeed in that was my primary object.”

Nearly thirty years after his death, the popularity of Tolkien’s work has hardly slowed. In 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released as a major motion picture. The magic of Tolkien’s world won over both the critics and public alike as the movie was nominated in thirteen categories, including Best Picture, at the Academy Awards; it won four awards. Two more films are scheduled for release by the end of 2003.

 

 

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Delicate, de Taylor Swift. Letra en inglés y video. Traducción al español. Selección de canciones en inglés.

VIDEO DE LA CANCIÓN DELICATE DE TAYLOR SWIFT.

 

“Delicate” es una canción interpretada por Taylor Swift. Es una de las canciones más escuchadas del año interpretada por una de las cantantes más laureadas y aclamadas de los últimos años.

 

Delicate, de Taylor Swift, en inglés (english lyrics)

This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse so
You must like me for me
We can’t make any promises
Now can we babe?
But you can make me a drink

Dive bar on the East side
Where you at?
Phone lights up my nightstand
In the black
Come here, you can meet me
In the back
Dark jeans and your Nikes
Look at you
Oh, damn, never seen that color blue
Just think of the fun things
We could do
Because I like you

This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse so
You must like me for me
Yeah, I want you
We can’t make any promises
Now can we babe
But you can make me a drink

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
Because I know that it’s delicate
Is it cool that I said all that?
Isi t chill that you’re in my head?
Because I know that it’s delicate
Isn’t it? Isn’t it? Isn’t it?

Third floor on the West side
Me and you
Handsome, you’re a mansion with a view
Do the girls back home touch you
Like I do?
Long night with your hands
Up in my hair
Echoes of your footsteps on the stairs
Stay here, honey
I don’t want to share
Because I like you

This ain’t for the best
My reputation’s never been worse so
You must like me for me
Yeah, I want you
We can’t make any promises
Now can we babe
But you can make me a drink

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
Because I know that it’s delicate
Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
Because I know that it’s delicate
Isn’t it?, isn’t it?, isn’t it?

Sometimes I wonder
When you sleep
Are you ever dreaming of me?
Sometimes when I look into your eyes
I pretend you’re mine
All the damn time
Because I like you

Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
Because I know that it’s delicate
Is it cool that I said all that?
Isi t chill that you’re in my head?
Because I know that it’s delicate
Isn’t it?, isn’t it?, isn’t it?

Delicate, Taylor Swift (letra traducida)

Esto no es para mejor,
mi reputación nunca ha sido peor, así que
debo gustarte por tal y como soy.
No podemos hacer ninguna promesa,
¿A que no, cielo?
Pero puedes conseguirme una copa.

Un bar de mala muerte en el lado Este
¿dónde estás?
El teléfono ilumina mi mesilla
en la oscuridad.
Ven aquí, podemos vernos
en la parte de atrás.
Pantalones vaqueros oscuros y tus Nike,
mírate.
Oh, vaya, nunca había visto ese color azul.
Solo piensa en las cosas divertidas
que podríamos hacer,
porque me gustas.

Esto no es para mejor,
mi reputación nunca ha sido peor así que
debo gustarte por tal y como soy.
Sí, quiero tenerte.
No podemos hacer ninguna promesa,
¿a que no, cielo?
Pero puedes conseguirme una copa.

¿Está bien que haya dicho todo eso?
¿Te parece bien si estás en mi cabeza?
Porque sé que es delicado.
¿Está bien que haya dicho todo eso?
¿Te parece bien si estás en mi cabeza?
Porque sé que es delicado.
¿A que sí, a que sí, a que sí?

Tercer piso en el lado Oeste,
tú y yo,
guapo, eres una mansión con vistas.
¿Cuando vuelven a casa las chicas te tocan
como lo hago yo?
Noche larga con tus manos
en mi cabello.
Ecos de tus pisadas en las escaleras,
quédate aquí, cielo.
No quiero compartirte,
porque me gustas.

Esto no es para mejor,
mi reputación nunca ha sido peor así que
debo gustarte por tal y como soy.
Sí, quiero tenerte.
No podemos hacer ninguna promesa,
¿a que no, cielo?
Pero puedes conseguirme una copa.

¿Está bien que haya dicho todo eso?
¿Te parece bien si estás en mi cabeza?
Porque sé que es delicado.
¿Está bien que haya dicho todo eso?
¿Te parece bien si estás en mi cabeza?
Porque sé que es delicado.
¿A que sí, a que sí, a que sí?

A veces me pregunto,
¿Cuándo duermes
alguna vez sueñas conmigo?
A veces cuando te miro a los ojos,
hago como si fueras mío
durante todo el maldito tiempo.
Porque me gustas.

¿Está bien que haya dicho todo eso?
¿Te parece bien si estás en mi cabeza?
Porque sé que es delicado.
¿Está bien que haya dicho todo eso?
¿Te parece bien si estás en mi cabeza?
Porque sé que es delicado.
¿A que sí, a que sí, a que sí?

TAYLOR SWIFT. YOU BELONG WITH ME.

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¡ACADEMIA PARANINFO OS DESEA FELIZ NAVIDAD Y PRÓSPERO AÑO NUEVO!!

!Ya llegó la Navidad a Academia Paraninfo! Como cada año queremos celebrar la Navidad con todos nuestros alumnos de español  y profesores. hemos organizado una fiesta con productos españoles y de cada país del mundo, cantamos villancicos tradicionales de España .

 Vivir la Navidad en Madrid es una experiencia única. La Navideña, los mejores números del Circo Price, la iluminación navideña, el Naviluz, el mercado de la Plaza Mayor, el Festival de Góspel y, por supuesto, muchos belenes, pistas de hielo, la Lotería, la San Silvestre, las campanadas de Fin de Año y la ya famosa  maravillosa Cabalgata de Reyes el día 5 de Enero por la noche.

VIVE A NAVIDAD COMO UN AUTENTICO MADRILEÑO

Los  madrileños sabemos  de tradiciones. En esta época tan especial, en Madrid nos vestimos con los colores de la Navidad.

Contagiarse del ambiente navideño de la capital es muy fácil, sobre todo si cumplimos con nuestras tradiciones favoritas.

1. Ve a la puerta del Sol  y contempla el árbol de Navidad más grande de la ciudad

Cuando empieza Diciembre y llega frío en las calles del centro, en Madrid sabemos que ha llegado la hora de colocar nuestro árbol oficial en la puerta de Sol  y también en nuestras casas junto a los famoso portal de Belén.

El imponente árbol de Navidad de la Puerta del Sol tiene  35 metros de metal dorado  que nos fascinan.

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2. Pasea bajo las luces navideñas por el centro de Madrid

Hay que aprovechar la ocasión para dar un paseo por las calles mejor iluminadas de la ciudad. La Gran Vía o la calle Preciados están más elegantes que nunca.

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3. ¡A comprar regalos!

La Gran Vía se llena con gente comprando regalos. Pero esta aglomeración tiene sentido: un sinfín de tiendas de toda clase están disponibles (muchas veces, con horarios bastante amplios) para encontrar el regalo perfecto.

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4. Tomar algo calentito

No se poder ir al centro en Navidad sin tomarte un descanso para tomar algo calentito . Lo más tradicional es parar en una de las famosas chocolaterías del centro de Madrid y tomarte un chocolate con churros calentito o el tradicional dulce de Navidad, el Roscón de Reyes.

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5. ¡Aquí en Madrid, también hay pista de hielo!

 

La nieve está más cerca de Madrid de lo que crees. Cada año nos pasamos por las pistas de hielo para patinar.

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6. Vuelve a ser un niño en  Cortylandia

Pero si hay algo típico de verdad en Navidad en Madrid, es visitar Cortylandia: un lugar mágico con música, espectáculo y su clásico espíritu navideño que invade a todos sin hacer distinciones por edad.

Cortylandia se encuentra en la fachada de El Corte Inglés de la Calle Preciados.

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Jane Fonda. Famous people in English. Personajes famosos en inglés.

Jane Fonda, biography.


Jane Fonda is one of the greatest actresses of the XX Century.

It was not just her characters that conquered our hearts: millions of women still follow her exercise and care routines. In the 1960-s she did not hesitate to oppose the military policy of the US’ Republican Party, which made her one of the select few beloved and known Americans in the USSR.

On the 21 December 1937 the family of Henry and Francis Fonda welcomed their first child (Jane Seymour Fonda). According to a family legend, the girl had the blood of famous lady Jane Seymour, the spouse of British King Henry the 8th, and the girl was named in her honor.

Several years later little Jane got her brother Peter, her dad became a Hollywood superstar, while her mother started to exhibit early symptoms of bipolar disorder.

The actress believes that she absorbed more of her dad’s features than her mom’s. She always described Henry as a man of a strict upbringing, and her mom as an indulged socialite. Her father enjoyed fuggy jazz clubs in Harlem and her mom shook her head at that, preferring elite Manhattan dinner parties.

Jane grew up very early. She and her brother Peter were at their own disposal, with their father constantly busy on set and their mum either suffering from depression or partying her days away. , When Jane turned 11, her parents got a divorce. One year later her mum passed away due to a heart attack, as her father claimed, and only many years later would Jane find out that in reality, Frances had killed herself in an asylum.

Henry Fonda was a perfect father, but those were the fifties, and women were held to the highest standards. Hence, young Jane Fonda always heard her dad saying «people only care about your appearance». In pursuit of perfection, the teenage girl started to starve herself, up to the point until she developed bulimia. When the girl was 16, Henry Ford’s villa, where he used to go for a holiday with his children and his new wife, was visited by Greta Garbo. The actress invited the girl for a swim and decided not to put a swimsuit on. The girl observed the celebrity’s body and realized: it was not perfect, but still beautiful, regardless of her bulky body frame/ Her attitude to beauty changed ever since. Fonda realized that the actual beauty is that of a toned body and not of a starved and exhausted one. But she fully managed to recover from the consequences of bulimia only by the age of 36.

The girl always felt lonely and to combat that feeling inside her, she went in for sports and dancing, or just read when left alone. Having switched several prestigious boarding schools, Jane barely finished school, and, having spent some months in Paris, she came back to the States.

The girl always felt lonely and to combat that feeling inside her, she went in for sports and dancing, or just read when left alone. Having switched several prestigious boarding schools, Jane barely finished school, and, having spent some months in Paris, she came back to the States.

In New York, the young girl took up acting. Not wishing to ask her dad to pay her tuition fees, she worked as a model, and at the age of 18, she already made it to the cover of Vogue.

At the age of 20, she enrolled in Lee Strasberg’s acting classes out of interest. The guru of acting highly appraised the girl’s talent already after her first scene.

In 1959 she took part in the play There was a Little Girl in one of the numerous theatres off Broadway. Her dad did not share Jane’s excitement about her first success but asked his friend to invite her to take part in his new movie. The Comedy Tall Story premiered in 1960, where Jane partnered up with young, but already famous Anthony Perkins. However, this picture only became famous as Jane’s first movie role. It was followed by several films, where the actress got the parts of sweet temptresses, which, however, brought her great popularity.

In 1963 a quintessentially beautiful duet of Jane Fonda and Alain Delon in René Clément’s Joy House became a milestone both in Europe and in America, and also brought the actress with Roger Vadim. This genius director filmed Jane in several of his movies. The role of an extraterrestrial beauty in the fantastic comedy Barbarella (1968) was performed by her already as his spouse.

The image of a sexy beauty became signature for Janem but also quickly drove her to boredom and even began to annoy her. As did her marriage. The relationship became a burden and the unleashed creative potential required to be realized on the screen when Jane gladly accepted Sydney Pollack’s invitation to take part in the drama They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

A horribly cynical, evil and exhausted woman with dead eyes, who would recognize this was doll-like Barbarella? To get into the role and convey all the despair of a person, ready to undertake a deathly marathon, Jane danced for fourteen hours The success of the picture exceeded any expectations – the role of Gloria is considered on the best and the most remarkable works of the actress.

Another significant role of hers is that of a prostitute in the detective Klute (1971), for which she was awarded an Oscar. The actress got her second Oscar in 1979 for the role in the picture Coming Home, revealing the disastrous consequences of the Vietnam War. But the most important award was given to her 2 years later. All her life Jane Fonda was craving recognition of just one person – her dad. Such recognition was received when Henry Fonda took part in the picture On Golden Pont, where he played the role of the main heroine, portrayed by Jane. Henry Fonda was already ill at this point and died soon after. A callous man, who never told Jane how much he loved her, said his goodbyes in the movie.

In the period from 1985 to 2004, the actress had few shootings. Taking her father’s death heavily, the actress literally forced herself out of depression through gymnastics, developing a set of exercises, which eventually dispersed across the world as tapes and made her a fortune.

Having become a famous entrepreneur, Jane Fonda still remained an actress and came back to the screens in 2005. This Is Where I Leave You, Monster-in-Law, Youth and Fathers & Daughters: whatever role Jane got, she proved she could do it all.

The actress was married thrice. Her first husband was Roger Vadim, with whom she had their daughter Vanessa. The marriage lasted for 8 years (1965 – 1973). Fonda played the role of the perfect wife with delight: running errand around the house and pretending to share Roger’s views on free love and participating in his orgies.

Politician Tom Hayden, a far-right activist, became the actress’s second husband (1973 – 1990). They were brought together by their shared views – both were against the policy of the Republican Party and Nixon’s military course. This marriage resulted in the birth of Troy Garity. After meeting Hayden, Jane began campaigning with anti-militarist speeches, financing Veterans against war and advocating for the end of the Cold War. It is largely due to this that the movie They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? was able to find its way to the Soviet Screen (although it was also owing to the fact that the movie was set in the times of Great Depression).

At the beginning of the 70-s Jane Fonda was arrested by the police. She was accused of transporting drugs, which upon testing turned out to be vitamins. This was an intimidation tactic, planned by Nixon himself – his revenge for her protests against the war in Vietnam. Fonda and Hayden also have an adopted daughter Mary Luana Williams (born in 1967). Since her childhood, the girl was a member of the far-left movement for the rights of the black people Black Panthers. Her biological parents were members of this organization, and her father was sent to prison and her mother succumbed to alcoholism, which left the girl to be raised as La Fille du regiment of sorts. Jane met Mary at a child camp, which she was sponsoring. Her third husband was (1991 – 2001) Ted Turner, a businessman, founder of the CNN. They got divorced due to his infidelity.

After this Jane felt that she got tired of serious relationships. A dozen lovers later, she got into a stable relationship with music producer Richard Perry, which had lasted about 8 years before breaking up in 2017.

The woman considers it silly to deny herself intimacy after turning sixty: For women, it gets better because we understand our bodies more, We know what we need and we know what we like and we’re less afraid to ask for it.

2017 and 2018 became another creative success for her, with Jane partaking in Book Club and «Our Souls at Night. Her partners were Robert Redford (this is their fourth project together) and Diane Keaton. 

 

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