15 Iconic Hollywood Actors You Didn’t Know Mentored Your Favorite Stars

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Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda


Katharine Hepburn is the only actress alive with more Oscars than Meryl Streep, so it’s fitting that she would have some wisdom to impart. Apparently, Katharine chose to impart some of that wisdom to Jane Fonda. The two worked together in On Golden Pond, and Katharine took the younger star as a mentee.

“I was 45 when I made that movie, and it was she who taught me to be self-conscious,” Jane told The Hollywood Reporter. “I used to think that was a bad thing, but that means being conscious of the self you project to the public; having a persona, a style, a presence. I had none of that.”

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