Fonda wears a simple white collared shirt and bold statement jewelry with minimal makeup.
“I did have plastic surgery. I’m not proud of the fact that I’ve had it. But I grew up so defined by my looks,” she told W Magazine in 2015. “I was taught to think that if I wanted to be loved, I had to be thin and pretty. That leads to a lot of trouble.”
Her unretouched cover is the latest step in the beauty industry’s growing appreciation of older women. It follows Helen Mirren’s Allure cover from August, which accompanied Allure’s announcement it is banning the term “anti-aging” from its pages.
“Whether we know it or not, [the term is] subtly reinforcing the message that aging is a condition we need to battle,” wrote Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee. “Repeat after me: Growing older is a wonderful thing because it means that we get a chance, every day, to live a full, happy life.”
Fonda and Mirren gave us even more gold when they rocked the runway together at a L’Oreal fashion show last week.
Keep it up, ladies.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misattributed a 2014 quote against retouching to Jane Fonda. It was Helen Mirren who made the statement.