Michelle “Jane Fonda” Obama

The First lady in a Peoples Magazine interview called Jane Fonda “politically savvy.”


PEOPLE: “And there are other role models you look at and think, ‘When I’m 70 or 80, I want to look and live like her’?”

MRS. OBAMA: “I just went to see Cicely Tyson on Broadway. She is in her 80s and did a two-hour play with stamina and passion. I told her, ‘I want to be you when I grow up!’ [And] there’s Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman.”


Lauren Ashburn from Fox News reported, “It took approximately .1 seconds for the Twitterverse to pounce on Michelle Obama’s comments to People magazine that she considers actress and activist Jane Fonda — once known as “Hanoi Jane” — a role model.”