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How Jane Fonda Looks So Good at 75

The star's stylists reveal her beauty secrets and share their tips

Jane Fonda wearing floral dress, 1975

1975: At 37, a '70s shag. — Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

3. Get fresh with makeup

Fonda's willingness to experiment with makeup is another reason she looks fresh, says makeup artist Elan Bongiorno.

"Six months ago, she told me, 'I'm going for a deep smoky eye.' Seventy-five years old, and she wants a dark smoky eye!"

Bongiorno uses products that add shimmer to Fonda's face, explaining, "Older women generally prefer a matte look, which they are used to. But matte shows up all the wrinkles and lines."

She recommends women over 50 get a makeup lesson from a professional. It can be as easy as visiting a makeup artist at a high-end department store cosmetic counter.

Says Bongiorno: "Learning how to apply the products and what brushes to use, [and] how to hold them, is the most important thing."

Jane Fonda at Academy Awards, 2000

2000: Decked out for the Oscars at age 62. — Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images

4. Clothes make the woman

It's no surprise that the woman who brought us the workout video works hard to keep in great shape. What is a surprise is that she does so despite knee and hip replacement and back surgery during the past few years.

Regular exercise is one of the reasons Fonda looks so good on the red carpet. Another important reason, according to Fonda's stylist, Tanya Gill, is that her client knows what works for her and stays open to trends.

"It was Jane's idea to go for that bright yellow hue, a gown color that most women her age wouldn't dare try. We showed Donatella Versace the color, and she found the fabric."

Says Gill: "Jane isn't afraid of being bold. She's inspiring to all women because she proves that it doesn't matter what age you are as long as you're true to yourself."

Elizabeth Snead is a contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter.

Published: March 16, 2013, Updated: April 26, 2013

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