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Jane Fonda: Barbarella Days

British photographer David Hurn captures the leading lady of the Swinging Sixties Jane Fonda on the set of the cult sci-fi classic 'Barbarella'

David Hurn

David Hurn Jane Fonda who starred in 'Barbarella.' Rome, Italy. September, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda who starred in 'Barbarella.' Rome, Italy. September, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda who starred in 'Barbarella.' Rome, Italy. September, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda who starred in 'Barbarella.' Rome, Italy. September, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda who starred in 'Barbarella.' Rome, Italy. September, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda & Roger Vadim. Vadim preparing Jane's costume during the making of the film 'Barbarella'. Rome, Italy. 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Alfresco socialising, Jane loves to cook. France. 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda in France with Rodger Vadim's children Christian and Natalie. France. 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Looking for locations for their next film. France. 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn US actress Jane Fonda and director Roger Vadim, at their family home in St Ouen Marchefroid. Jane Fonda riding her favourite horse. France. November, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda. Brittany, France. November, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda with Franca, Nathalie Vadim (Stroyberg) and Christine Vadim (Deneuve). November. 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim. France. November, 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda and then husband Roger Vadim in their French countryside home. France. 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn Jane Fonda in a hotel room. Paris, France. 1967. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos

As the official photographer on the film set of Barbarella David Hurn captured images of a young Jane Fonda, which turned the shy actress into an icon on the swinging Sixties.

In 1967, as a friend and photographer, Hurn spent nine months living next to Fonda and her director husband Roger Vadim, documenting the couple’s lives.and the making of Barbarella.

Hurn continued to hold Fonda’s confidence and took photographs of the star through the early 1970s, including on the film sets of The Doll’s House and Spirits of the Dead.