In 75 years, Jane Fonda has done a whole lot of living.

It seems like with each passing decade, the actress, writer and health and women's issues advocate went through a new reinvention. We first met her as on the big screen, jumping from campy sci-fi sex symbol in "Barberella" to Oscar nominee in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" Fonda then became public enemy number one for her support of Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War, raising the ire of many. Personal fitness icon, billionaire divorcée, author, longevity expert, "third act" revolution leader... Fonda has managed to stay busy and on our radar for years.

But throughout each of those reinventions, Fonda has always maintained a refreshingly honest take on her life and the issues that matter most to her -- no matter if she's talking about her "fulfilling sex life" or how to best live your "third act."

On her 75th birthday, we take a look back at some of her most memorable quotes in recent years. Whether you like her or loathe her, one thing is for certain: her vitality is hard to ignore.

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  • On Her Aha Moment After Splitting From Ted Turner

    "I don't need a man to feel whole. In my marriages, I'd lost parts of who I was because I was trying to mold myself into what I thought a man wanted me to be. I felt all those pieces flying back together." From an interview in <a href="http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Jane-Fonda-Interview-Finding-Happiness-Alone-Loving-Yourself">O, The Oprah magazine</a>

  • On Her Sex Life With Partner Richard Perry

    "At 74, I have never had such a fulfilling sex life. Often, when we make love, I see him as he was 30 years ago." From an interview with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/jane-fonda-sex-life_n_1661999.html">Hello! magazine</a>.

  • On Her Relationship With Music Producer, Richard Perry

    "I have my own life, and Richard doesn't care that I don't share every single aspect of it with him. I'm not losing myself in this relationship. I'm bringing myself -- the real Jane -- and he's giving me his real self, too." From an interview in <a href="http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Jane-Fonda-Interview-Finding-Happiness-Alone-Loving-Yourself">O, The Oprah magazine</a>

  • On Whether Or Not She Misses Her Youth

    "You couldn't pay me to be 20 again." From <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/09/110509fa_fact_als">The New Yorker 2011 profile of Jane Fonda</a>, "Queen Jane, Approximately."

  • On Her Past Plastic Surgery

    "I said to the surgeon, 'Don't get rid of my wrinkles.' I don't want to look foolish, where you got this face that doesn't match your neck." From an interview on <a href="http://www.katiecouric.com/on-the-show/2012/12/11/healthy-at-all-ages-with-jane-fonda/">Katie Couric's daytime talk show</a>.

  • On Watching Her Old Workout Videos

    "I look at them and I get embarrassed. They look pornographic! What was I thinking?" From an interview on <a href="http://www.katiecouric.com/on-the-show/2012/12/11/healthy-at-all-ages-with-jane-fonda/">Katie Couric's daytime talk show</a>.

  • On Her Thoughts About The Criticism She Received For Going To Vietnam

    "I was Henry Fonda's daughter. I was privileged. I was Barbarella. They had my posters in their locker rooms. So I betrayed class, I betrayed gender -- you're a pinup girl, you're not supposed to speak. It would have been less pungent if I had been a man." From <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/09/110509fa_fact_als">The New Yorker 2011 profile of Jane Fonda</a>, "Queen Jane, Approximately."

  • On The Infamous Photo Of Fonda Smiling And Sitting On A Vietnamese Anti-Aircarft Gun

    "The photo exists, delivering its message regardless of what I was doing or feeling. I carry this heavy in my heart. I have apologized numerous times for any pain I may have caused servicemen and their families because of this photograph. It was never my intention to cause harm." From an entry called "<a href="http://janefonda.com/the-truth-about-my-trip-to-hanoi">The Truth About My Trip To Hanoi" on Jane Fonda's website.</a>

  • On Her Past Marriages

    "I can look at Tom now, and Ted, and I can understand why I loved them, and also be totally amazed that I could spend as much time with them as I did." From <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/09/110509fa_fact_als">The New Yorker 2011 profile of Jane Fonda</a>, "Queen Jane, Approximately."

  • On The Aging Revolution

    “We’re still living with the old paradigm of age as an arch. That’s the old metaphor: You’re born, you peak at midlife and decline into decrepitude. A more appropriate metaphor for aging is a staircase. The upward ascension of the human spirit, bringing us into wisdom, wholeness and authenticity." From <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_fonda_life_s_third_act.html">Jane Fonda's TedxWomen 2011 talk, "Life's Third Act"</a>

  • On Being Sexually Active In Her 70s

    “I think it’s important for everyone to know that people in their 70s can be sexually attractive and sexually active. They don’t have to be ... and lots of people have opted out of that, but they can be. I can be. I mean, I am.” From a <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/08/14/jane-fonda-on-her-new-book-prime-time.html">2011 interview with the Daily Beast</a>.

  • On Overcoming The Fear Of Aging

    "When you're inside oldness as opposed to looking at it from the outside, fear subsides. You realize, you're still yourself, maybe even more so." From <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_fonda_life_s_third_act.html">Jane Fonda's TedxWomen 2011 talk, "Life's Third Act"</a>