Bridget Fonda Before And After: Why Did She Leave Acting?

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Bridget Fonda (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)

Bridget Fonda, the girl-next-door appeal, had her time in Hollywood from the late 1980s till the 2000s. Bridget, whose last name screams “Hollywood Legacy,” also made inevitable success on the big screen throughout a decade. 

Fonda started her career at the very young age of five in the late 1980s. Throughout her active years, she appeared in a number of hits and different genres of movies. Fonda was in lead roles in thriller movies like Single White Female, rom-com (It Could Happen To You), and fantasy fare (Frankenstein Unbound).

Bridget Fonda was a big name in the 1990s. However, she abruptly vanished in the early 2000s. The actress has not even given a single appearance in a single movie or TV show since 2002. Though the paparazzi have spotted her driving errands in the city and we need to accept that the queen of the 90s has changed a lot.

Bridget Fonda: Before and After

Fonda is not recognizable now! The single white female actress has not made any public appearances since she left Hollywood more than two decades ago. It was in 2002 that we saw her in any TV show or movie. However, paparazzi do spot her in public, and let us face it, and the actress doesn’t resemble herself like she was before.

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Bridget Fonda After (Left) and Before(Right) (Credit: Getty Images)

The Jackie Brown actress was observed in Los Angeles on Friday while running errands at a landscaping supplies business. She was last seen in September 2022. Fonda was wearing an oversized white jumper which she paired with black capri trousers to keep things casual for the outing. Bridget had a messy ponytail as her hairstyle to complete her casual appearance.

Prior to her final public appearance in September of last year, the former Hollywood diva was pictured in January 2022, on her 58th birthday, for the first time in 12 years. At the time, Fonda wore a black-and-white striped jersey top and black trousers without any makeup.

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Why did Fonda leave acting?

Bridget Fonda is currently living a peaceful life and has denied any rumors regarding her comeback in the industry. She was seen arriving at Los Angeles airport, which sparked her comeback rumors. On being asked by the paparazzi about her comeback, she said,” No. It’s too pleasant to be a civilian.”

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Bridget Fonda (Credit: Getty Images)

She has a teenage son, Oliver, with her husband and film composer, Danny Elfman. In an effort to concentrate On her family, she disappeared from public and media eyes after marrying Elfman in November 2003. Bridget also suffered a severe vehicle accident that broke her vertebrae, and the doctors predicted that she would never fully recover. It was after her car accident that the actress took a full break from the industry.

Who is Bridget Fonda?

The 59 yr old hails from a very distinguished family of movie stars. Her father, Peter Fonda, aunt, Jane Fonda, and her grandfather, Henry Fonda, have all been distinguished movie stars. Bridget first made her acting debut in Easy Rider in the year 1969, which was directed by her father.

She was a young child then. She went on to gain a lot of fame in the 1990s, thanks to her significant roles in films, including Kiss of the Dragon, Single White Female, It Could Happen to You, Jackie Brown, and The Godfather: Part 3. Her last appearance was on the 2002 television Film, The Snow Queen.

Before her retirement from the entertainment industry, Bridget was nominated twice for awards. She was nominated in 2 categories, Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture in 2002 for No Ordinary Baby, and Best Supporting Actress in 1990 for Scandal.

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By Sakshi Suman

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