Bridget Fonda's Net Worth After Retirement From Acting

80s' and 90s' popular actress Bridget Fonda
80s' and 90s' popular actress Bridget Fonda( Source : closerweekly )

The reveal of the current net worth of famous 80s and 90s star, Bridget Fonda, has left many people astounded.

The net worth of the American film and television actress was revealed to be a whopping $50 million. According to Celebrity Net Worth, it is her combined net worth with her husband Danny Elfman.

Similarly, as of January 2022, Wealthy Persons, individually Bridget Fonda has an estimated net worth of $12 million. Currently, Fonda is known as a retired American actress and a full-time homemaker.

Who is Bridget Fonda?

Bridget Jane Fonda, who goes by the celebrated name Bridget Fonda was an acknowledged America-based actress. During the 80s and 90s, she was under the radar of everyone in Hollywood. Coming from a family of actors, she also had risen to fame during the period, but she chose to retire shortly after that, in 2002.

Fonda making a public appearance
Fonda making a public appearance ( Source : hitc )

Former actress Fonda has now turned 58 years old (as of 2022.) Fonda stands  5 feet 6 inches (1.68m) tall and weighs around 55 kg. After her retirement, she is known to take her time to raise her family.

She has managed to put herself away from the limelight completely. But we can recognize her well from the roles she portrayed in the movies like The God Father III, Single White Female, Jackie Brown, Point of No Return, and It Could Happen to You.

Background on Bridget Fonda

Fonda is a name that screams "Hollywood Legacy" to us. Everyone in Bridget's family from her grandfather Henry Fonda, her father Peter Fonda to her aunt Jane Fonda are well-known and well-established names in Hollywood. Her mother Jane Brewer is also recognized as an artist. So, it is no wonder that Bridget herself made a big Hollywood breakthrough but she chose to retire early.

Bridget(Far right) with Henry Fonda (center), Peter Fonda (Far left) and Jane Fonda (second from left)
Bridget(Far right) with Henry Fonda (center), Peter Fonda (Far left) and Jane Fonda (second from left) ( Source : imago-images )

Early life

Bridget Fonda was born on January 27, 1964, to parents Peter Fonda and Susan Jane Brewer, in Los Angeles, California. She has a younger brother named Justin Fonda who was born on July 9, 1966.

Young Bridget with her family
Young Bridget with her family ( Source : esquire )

Bridget was born as a part of an acting family. At the young age of five, she had already appeared in the movie, Easy Rider, in a small part alongside her father but she didn't carry on to become a child star. Instead, she got into acting after she took part in the high school production of "Harvey."

In 1974, after the divorce of her parents Peter and Susan, Bridget and her brother, Justin lived with their father in the Coldwater Canyon area of L.A. and Paradise Valley, Montana. Peter was very close with his children even after the divorce. Peter married her stepmother Portia Rebecca in 1975 and they lived together along with her stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr.

Bridget Fonda with her father Peter Fonda
Bridget Fonda with her father Peter Fonda ( Source : en )

For her education, Fonda attended Westlake School For Girls in L.A. Following that, Bridget graduated with BFA in drama, in 1986, from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she spent four years studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute before graduating.

Full NameBridget Jane Fonda
Net Worth$12 million ($50 million- combined)
ProfessionActress (retired)
Children1 (Oliver Elfman)
SpouseDanny Elfman
Marital StatusMarried
Grand FatherHenry Fonda
ParentsPeter Fonda and Susan Jane Brewer
Height5'6" (1.68m)
Age58 years
Date of Birth27 January, 1964

Personal Life

Bridget has now been happily married for almost 19 years, to her husband Danny Elfman. The duo go engaged in March 2003, and got married in November, the same year.

Bridget Fonda with her husband Danny Elfman
Bridget Fonda with her husband Danny Elfman ( Source : thesun )

Danny Elfman was born on May 29, 1953, which makes him older than Bridget by around 11 years. Danny, fully named Daniel Robert Elfman is an American film composer, songwriter, and singer. Elfman is also the former frontman of the American rock band Oingo Boingo, which came to prominence in the early 1980s.

Bridget and Danny have a son Named Oliver Elfman, who they welcomed into the world on January 21, 2005. Oliver is now 17 years old. After the birth of her son, Bridget's priority has been taking care of her son and family.

Bridget Fonda's husband Danny with their son Oliver
Bridget Fonda's husband Danny with their son Oliver ( Source : ghanaclasic )

Career

Fonda first had her movie debut at the age of five in the movie, Easy Rider, a movie that her father starred in, co-wrote, and produced. But, she didn't pursue her career as a child actor. She got into acting only after appearing in the high school production of "Harvey."

Fonda's first credited role was in 1987, British anthology film "Aria," which launched the actress into stardom. Following that, she received a significant role in the movie "The Scandal" in 1988. The actress also starred in the movies "You Can't Hurry Love" and "Shag" the same year.

Fonda starring in the movie
Fonda starring in the movie "The Scandal" ( Source : m )

1989, was a busy year for Fonda as she appeared in many projects which include the films: "Strapless," the TV movie "Jacob Have I Loved," the television pilot "The Edge," and the "Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light" episode of "21 Jump Street." 

At the beginning of the year 1990, the star appeared in the movie, "Frankenstein Unbound." Later that year she portrayed what is considered her breakthrough role as Grace Hamilton, a journalist in "The Godfather Part III."

Bridget starring in the role of a journalist in
Bridget starring in the role of a journalist in "The Godfather III" ( Source : ew )

In the following years, she appeared in many projects, starring in 3 to 5 films a year. Some of her prominent work includes:  "Single White Female," (1992), "Bodies, Rest & Motion" (1993), "Little Buddha" (1993), "The Road to Wellville" (1994), "Point of No Return" (1993), "Camilla" (1994), and "It Could Happen to You" (1994). 

In 1997 she appeared in the  Quentin Tarantino movie "Jackie Brown." She also appeared in the TV movie "In the Gloaming," that same year. "Monkeybone-" the movie she starred in, in 2001 was not received well by the public and failed in Hollywood. 

Bridget portrayed the last of her roles in the year 2002 and largely retired from the show business after that. That year she played the title role in the miniseries "Snow Queen." She also had a recurring role as Stephanie Furst on "The Chris Isaak Show."  

Awards and Nominations

At the Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival, Fonda was named Best Actress for "Rough Magic," in 1995.

After that, in 1997, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for her project "In the Gloaming." She also received two Online Film & Television Association nominations, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries for "In the Gloaming" in the same year.  And in 1998,  she received the Best Guest Actress in a Cable Series for "The Larry Sanders Show."

Fonda has received a total of two Golden Globe nominations, first in 1990, for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for "Scandal." And for the second time in 2002, again for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for "No Ordinary Baby"/"After Amy".

Bridget attending the Golden Globe Awards with her husband
Bridget attending the Golden Globe Awards with her husband ( Source : dailymail )

Bridget has also received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female for "Shag" in 1990. Following that, she was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress, for "A Simple Plan" and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Why did she retire?

Bridget has never spoken explicitly about the reasons behind her retirement. During the time she chose to retire, she indeed was going through a lot, which might be why she choose to take a step back. Her silence about the matter has left it open to interpretations but many of the reasons might include:

Fonda got into a bad accident in the year 2003.

In 2003, Fonda was a part in a serious car accident. When she was driving in the heavy rain, her car went over an embankment on a highway. As per the BBC report of the time, she had a "slight fracture in two of her thoracic vertebrae" but she was expected to recover fully.

She got married in the same year.

Bridget and her long-term boyfriend Danny got married in November 2003 after Danny popped the question in March of the same year.  After her marriage, Bridget's prime concern might have become her family rather than her career in acting.

They had a son together in 2005, named Oliver, and after his birth, she solely focused on raising her family and kept herself away from the public eye. She was last seen in public in 2009.

Fonda making a public appeareance
Fonda making a public appeareance ( Source : yahoo )

What is she doing now?

After calling quits on her Hollywood career in 2002, Bridget Honda's life has remained out of the public eye. Many fans were curious as to what happened to the shining star of the 80s and 90s but Honda was happy to maintain a low profile and stay out of media. She also does not have any social media accounts. 

Despite her efforts to keep her life private, on January 2022, she was spotted by the Daily Mail when she was running errands around her Los Angeles neighborhood.

Bridget spotted in public after 12 years
Bridget spotted in public after 12 years ( Source : dailymail )

Although the former actress retired to be a stay-at-home mom and not a celebrity mom, she was judged quite harshly by the internet on her appearance. While many fans were just happy to get recent news about her, others were shocked by how different Fonda looked. They critiqued the way her body physique had changed and how she opted for a more comfortable and casual dressing sense. After all, she was just running errands.

Bridget Fonda running errands
Bridget Fonda running errands ( Source : dailymail )

Some fans are stepping up to protect Fonda and her wishes to keep her life private. The media that brought Fonda back into the spotlight are also receiving a huge backlash because all Fonda wanted was to stay out of the press.

Some FAQs

Who is the father of Bridget Fonda?

Peter Fonda, the prominent American actor is the father of Bridget Fonda

Is Bridget Fonda related to Jane Fonda?

Yes, Bridget is the niece of Jane Fonda.

Was Bridget Fonda in a Quentin Tarantino movie?

Yes, Bridget Fonda starred in Quentin Tarantino's 1977 film "Jackie Brown."

What was the role of Bridget Fonda in "The Godfather III?"

Fonda played the role of a young journalist Grace Hamilton in "The Godfather III."

Was Bridget Fonda in an accident?

Yes, Bridget Fonda was a part of a car accident in 2003.

Who is the husband of Bridget Fonda?

Bridget Fonda is happily married to her husband Danny Elfman.


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