For over six decades, actor and activist Jane Fonda has graced our screens and lent her voice to the Civil Rights Movement, environmental causes, gender equity, and anti-war efforts. Now, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will bestow Fonda with their highest honor–the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award–at the 78th Golden Globes Awards on February 28. To celebrate Fonda’s achievement, we’ve rounded up our favorite images of Fonda throughout the years, ahead.
After Fonda dropped out of Vassar to pursue art in Paris, she returned to the United States in 1958. Because of her connections in the film industry–her father is actor Henry Fonda–she soon rose to prominence.
Fonda at rehearsals for the play, "There Was a Little Girl." The Cort Theatre production was her acting debut. She received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role.
Fonda and her father Henry on the set of his show, The Deputy. Fonda's father was a successful actor and helped her navigate the industry.
Fonda as Melinda in the movie Joy House. The actress played Melinda in this thriller from French director René Clément.
Fonda in a promotional portrait for the film, Cat Ballou. With the success of Fonda's 1965 film, she became a household name.
Fonda plays outlaw Cat in the film that AFI named the 10th greatest Western of all time.
Fonda and her former husband Roger Vadim, pictured here, share a child named Vanessa together.
A portrait of Jane Fonda looking chic as ever.
Fonda played the lead in the erotic science fiction fantasy film, Barbarella.
Fonda's role in the film They Shoot Horses, Don't They earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Following the success of her 1969 film, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Fonda became one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood.
By the end of the 1960s, Fonda became more politically active and began supporting the Civil Rights Movement and the movement for American Indian sovereignty. She also traveled to France, where she met French anti-war leftists. Here, she's pictured at a speech at the Meeting for Peace in Vietnam in New York.
Fonda joined Angela Davis at a demonstration against the Vietnam War at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Fonda is no stranger to mug shots. Following her arrest during an anti-war demonstration in Cleveland, Fonda was booked for allegedly provoking officers. She would continue to be arrested in the future for her activism.
She earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of sex worker Bree Daniels in the film, Klute.
Fonda visits the Nai Ba Trung district in Hanoi during the Vietnam War. While Fonda stands by her anti-war sentiments, she does regret alienating soldiers after a picture of her atop a Vietnamese weapon angered them. Supporters of the war dubbed her "Hanoi Jane" to mock her activism.
Fonda's second marriage was to activist Tom Hayden. Together, they have two children: Troy and their adopted daughter, Mary Luana Williams.
Before the success of Fonda's workout videos in the 1980s, she opened a gym dedicated to her personal routines. While workout studios are now ubiquitous, Fonda was a pioneer in women-centered exercise classes.
Jon Voight, Jane Fonda, and director Michael Ciminopose pose with the Oscars they earned for their film Coming Home. Fonda won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sally, a military wife.
Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda appear at the after party for the premiere of their groundbreaking feminist film 9 to 5 in New York.
Risty McNichol, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jane Fonda are pictured at MGM Studios before they depart on a nine-city, 14-stop caravan to gather support for CA Proposition 65: a clean water initiative. Fonda continues to support environmental rights to this day.
Fonda marched in the West Bank through the streets of Qalandia refugee camp in support of the Palestinian people.
Fonda spoke at the 36th anniversary Gala of the Feminist Press, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting women's rights and feminist perspectives.
Fonda spoke with protestors during a demonstration against the war in Iraq to demand that Congress defund the effort. Throughout her life, Fonda has consistently been an anti-war activist.
Jane Fonda attended the Cannes Film Festival premiere of the movie, Moonrise Kingdom.
Fonda's brother, Peter Fonda, was honored at the hand and footprint ceremony for cinema legends at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Together with Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, Fonda founded the Women's Media Center in 2005 to "to raise the visibility, viability and decision-making power of women and girls in media and, thereby, ensuring that their stories get told and their voices are heard."
Fonda at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes.
Fonda is pictured here at the Women's March in Los Angeles. Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, thousands of protestors around the country gathered to reject the former president's message of hate and fear.
Robert Redford and Fonda were frequent co-stars in the 1960s and 1970s. Their film, Our Souls at Night, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2017.