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SEASON 2, EPISODE 201 | AIRED ON 01/08/12

Oprah's Master Class with Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda was famous from the day she was born. Despite what appeared to be a storybook upbringing, hers was a complicated childhood, scarred by her mother's suicide and emotionally distant father.

She found her focus in an acting class alongside Marilyn Monroe, reconsidered body image while swimming with Greta Garbo and learned to overcome fear with the help of Katharine Hepburn.

As her career took off, Jane also discovered there was more to life and wanted to use her fame to make a change. She was determined to see the conflict in Vietnam firsthand, from both sides. The trip to Hanoi taught her some of the most impactful lessons of her life.

Now—in what Jane calls the "third act" of her life—she shares how she learned to let her vulnerabilities show, how she learned to forgive herself and how she feels now that she is finally whole. Her most valuable lesson is clear, though: It is never too late.