Bridget Fonda has forty-nine credits as an actress on IMDB. And she is not active in the industry since 2002.
She is currently 53 years old and retired from working in the film industry. During her career, she got nominated two times for the Golden Globes awards.
She was born on January 27, 1964, in Los Angeles, California. Bridget belongs to a royal Hollywood family. Her grandfather, Henry Fonda was a fantastic actor with a lot of great movies.
Her father, Peter Fonda is also a well-known actor in Hollywood. Her mother, Susan Brewer is also an artist.
Name of the actress Margaret Sullavan’s daughter is Bridget Hayward, and Bridget Fonda is named after her.
Bridget has delivered exceptional performances in several movies. In the late 80’s she was known as America’s most promising actress.
The actress said goodbye to movies tv shows a year before she got married to the American composer Danny Elfman.
Let’s know about the most interesting and fascinating things about the actress and her career.
Bridget Fonda’ Best Movies and TV Appearances
She had the privilege of working with the greatest director of past few decades, Quentin Tarantino. Bridget played the role of Melanie Ralston in Jackie Brown (1997).
She worked in The Godfather: Part III (1990) as Grace Hamilton. As I mentioned above that she was nominated two times for Golden Globes, here are those two movies.
One, she was nominated for best performance by an actress in a Miniseries for working in After Amy (2001). Second, the nomination was for the best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture in Scandal (1989) movie.
Her other notable work is as Sarah in a 1998 movie, A Simple Plan. She also delivered excellent performance as Jessica Camen in Kiss of the Dragon (2001).
Her other movies with most ratings on IMDB are In The Gloaming (1997) tv movie, Balto (1995), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and Gandhar (1988).
Bridget Fonda also played the role of a female protagonist in her movie Point of No Return in 1993.
The last tv movie she worked on was Snow Queen in 2002.
Marriage of Bridget With Danny Elfman
Bridget kissed goodbye to her career few years before her marriage. This could be because of her commitment to Danny Elfman.
The couple met while working on A Simple Plan movie in 1997. They liked each other and started dating.
Unfortunately, Bridget had a car crash accident in 2003, and after that, in the month of March, the couple announced their engagement.
Later in the same year, Danny Elfman and Fonda got married in a quiet, candlelit ceremony at Los Angeles’ First Congressional Church. The date was November 29, 2003.
Relationship of the couple became stronger with the marriage and still going strong. They have a son together named, Oliver Elfman who was born in January 2005.
Bridget Fonda’ Connection with The Terminator
James Cameron wrote The Terminator keeping Bridget Fonda in his mind to play Sarah Connor. At the time of writing the original script, Sarah’s character was much younger than the one played by Linda Hamilton.
If Bridget had agreed to do the role, The Terminator would be another great credit in her movie career.
Interesting Quick Facts About Bridget
Bridget Fonda’s father was pretty easy going while raising his daughter.
She is a big fan of Quentin Tarantino and working with him felt like she prepared her whole life working on that movie.
It was a little scary for her to work with Samuel L Jackson and Robert De Niro at first. And she overcame her fear by staring at them until she was not afraid anymore.
Bridget loves the work of her grandfather, and her favourite movies are My Darling Clementine (1946) and The Lady Eve (1941).
She didn’t know that she was going to be an actress until she was in a high school play called Harvey. She played Nurse Kelly in it.