Every week someone answers the famous Proust Questionnaire in Figaro Madame magazine. You are no doubt familiar with it. The idea is that the questions reveal inner secrets of our personalities. When responding one is supposed to reply quickly. I think, once again, Jane Fonda slips nicely into our Faces Through the Ages series as she answers the questions below.
This is what Jane Fonda had to say:
What is your main character trait?
"Courageous. [Also], I'm always in conflict with myself between moments of solitude and sociability. I like to be alone, but when I'm alone I what to be with others."
What is one of your character weaknesses?
"I'm always in a hurry."
What is the first thing you do every morning?
"I have an enormous breakfast with porridge or an omelette when I'm in France."
What would you change about yourself if you could?
"[I would like] to be capable of slowing down."
What's your favorite song?
"Those my companion, Richard Perry, has produced."
What type of grandmother are you?
"I'm a very good grandmother. My grandchildren adore me; we play together. And, I love to spoil them which annoys my daughter [Vanessa Vadim]."
What do you do to combat stress?
"Nine hours of sleep per night."
What do you consider your greatest success?
"To have survived all these years."
What is the cause closest to your heart?
"The combat against violence toward women."
What is your fondest professional memory?
"All the films I did with Robert Redford. He's extremely droll and we get along 'divinely' well."
What is most 'American' about you?
"I'm extremely friendly, even with people I don't know which is not typically French."
Who are your heroines?
Gloria Steinem and Eve Ensler.
What do you do to be seductive?
"To be kind and droll."
What are your wardrobe basics?
"Jeans, in all colors -- white, lilac, yellow -- that I always buy in Saint-Tropez.
What would be the perfect guest list for a dinner party?
"My son, Troy, my close friends, plus Annette Bening, Warren Beatty and Dolly Parton. (Even though I adore Robert Redford I never invite him because he hates parties.)"
What is the gift you give most often?
What object means the most to you?
"Possessions mean nothing to me."
What's your favorite drink?
What is a talent you would like to possess?
"I would like to be able to sing and dance on a music hall stage, style Broadway."
What lieu most resembles your personality?
"My ranch in New Mexico."
What makes you uncomfortable?
What is your 'madeleine de Proust'?"
"Nat King Cole's music."
What is your péché mignon (little, innocent 'sin' or excess)?
What would you like that people say about you?
"That I'm interesting."
A demain for more about you. I'm off to Paris in the cold and the rain to have lunch with Duchesse of the intelligently stylish, beautifully written blog, Passage des Perles .