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Bridget Fonda Looks Different – She Gave Birth after Retirement and Has Had a Love Story with Husband for 19 Years

Oyin Balogun
Sep 16, 2022
03:20 P.M.
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  • Bridget Fonda was from a famous family, but she designed her career through hard work.

  • The 90s star retired and was away from the spotlight for two decades.

  • Fonda resurfaced after a vertebrae accident and looks nearly unrecognizable—she gained weight.

  • During her low-profile days, she gave birth and found love with her husband of nineteen years.

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The 90s starlet Bridget Fonda who played memorable roles in hit films like "The Godfather III," "Jackie Brown," and "Singles," retired from acting unexpectedly in 2002.

Since then, she has remained under the radar, focusing on her family and other private matters. Recently, the iconic retiree was spotted while on a casual outing, and it was almost impossible to recognize the one-time blonde diva.

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The 58-year-old wore a V-neck-shaped striped top, baggy pants that rested on a pair of grey kicks, and a matching colored mono strap dangling across her shoulder.

Bridget looked relaxed and had no makeup; only square-shaped black glasses framed her face. Also, the former actress wore her grey and brown hair in a ponytail as she strolled outside the landscaping store in Los Angeles, California.

This is not the first time the "Jackie Brown" star has been seen in comfy clothes. In January, Fonda was photographed for the first time after her last public appearance twelve years ago.

Bridget Fonda during Red Dragon New York City Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda during Red Dragon New York City Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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During this outing, she was seen with her family, including her teenage son, Oliver, and husband, Danny Elfman.

Interestingly, Bridget donned the same attire as noticed in her recent outing. However, this time, rather than a grey purse, she opted for a blue bag that fell to one side.

Long before her unforgettable appearance, Fonda was publicly seen in 2009, when she attended the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's World War II flick titled "Inglorious Bastards."

Bridget Fonda during "Meet The Robinsons" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda during "Meet The Robinsons" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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Sources confirmed that her reason for subscribing to a low-profile lifestyle while stepping away from the spotlight at the same time was because of her family.

The actress decided to prioritize her son, and eventually, her family moved to a ranch in Santa Barbara.

Interestingly, Bridget comes from a line of impressive thespians and has been associated with her famous relatives since she began acting. Her grandfather was Henry Fonda, a highly revered movie star in the 1930s.

Bridget Fonda during Cannes Film Festival 2001 at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda during Cannes Film Festival 2001 at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

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He made a mark as a reputable film and stage actor and had a career lasting more than forty years. Somehow, Henry influenced his kids, Peter and Jane.

Bridget's dad was Peter, who carved a niche for himself in show business and went ahead to win a Golden Globe for his film, "Ulee's Gold."

Jane, his older sister and Bridget's aunt, was also a remarkable actress. She passed down the traits to her son, Troy Garity, an actor and Golden Globes nominee.

Bridget Fonda at the 7th Annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Morton's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda at the 7th Annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Morton's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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Although Bridget did not reign for long, she was an outstanding actress who was always dedicated to her goal. During her time as a movie star, she was devoted to the cause, and upon retirement, she passionately faced motherhood.

Bridget Fonda's Reigning Years

As mentioned earlier, Bridget's predecessors were outstanding movie stars. However, she worked her way up the ladder through hard work. But that did not mean that her family name did not unlock some opportunities.

Following her failed relationship in 2002, the actress found love again, this time with Danny Elfman, eleven years her senior.

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Bridget Fonda during Seabiscuit Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's Bruin in Los Angeles, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda during Seabiscuit Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's Bruin in Los Angeles, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

In a refreshingly honest confession for a cover magazine 1993, the 90s starlet revealed that she was grateful to her family for their phenomenal legacy, adding that she could not imagine not being a part of the business.

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Despite her gratitude, Bridget did not seem entirely confident in her abilities. She said:

"I wonder what it would feel like to know that you've made it completely under your own steam."

Bridget Fonda during "Charlotte's Web" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at ArcLight Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda during "Charlotte's Web" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at ArcLight Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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Bridget continued, "I sometimes wonder if I would be more at peace if I could know I made it by myself, instead of always wondering how many times my name got me in the door."

Irrespective of this feeling, fans and the movie industry would agree that she was an amazing superstar who etched her mark in Hollywood.

The two-time Golden Globe nominee is forever remembered for her remarkable performances in hit movies, including "Singles," "Single White Female," "Lake Placid," "It Could Happen to You," and her last TV appearance in 2002's, "Snow Queen."

Bridget Fonda during "Seabiscuit" Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda during "Seabiscuit" Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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During her acting career, which spanned between 1987 to 1998, she appeared in more than thirty films. Her last feature was in 2002, before an accident.

In February 2003, Bridget was involved in an accident on Pacific Coast Highway. Thankfully, she survived because she wore a seat belt while driving her Jaguar.

Bridget Fonda at the 31st AFI Life Achievement Award Presented to Robert DeNiro - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Fonda at the 31st AFI Life Achievement Award Presented to Robert DeNiro - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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Once rescued, the then 39-year-old was rushed to St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica. Her spokesperson maintained that her treatment was short-term and that she would be out of the hospital within twenty-four hours.

Bridget Fonda's Romance throughout the Years

Unsurprisingly, the young, talented, and beautiful diva attracted her male counterparts during her heydays. Bridget was involved with different men at different times in her life before she settled with her current husband.

Composer Danny Elfman & Bridget Fonda during Red Dragon New York City Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Composer Danny Elfman & Bridget Fonda during Red Dragon New York City Premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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One of her first public romances was with Lee Drysdale, a fellow actor and writer. The pair dated for three years, between 1986 to 1989. During their relationship, they worked and lived together.

In 1990, just a year after her breakup with the writer, she became involved with another actor, Eric Stoltz. Like her former romance, she starred in a film with Stolz. The couple remained together for eight years before calling it quits. Bridget's next relationship was with a musician, Dwight Yoakam. It lasted for three years before it crashed.

Danny Elfman & Bridget Fonda during 31st AFI Life Achievement Award Presented to Robert De Niro - Red Carpet - Black & White Photography by Chris Weeks at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Danny Elfman & Bridget Fonda during 31st AFI Life Achievement Award Presented to Robert De Niro - Red Carpet - Black & White Photography by Chris Weeks at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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Following her failed relationship in 2002, the actress found love again, this time with Danny Elfman, eleven years her senior.

Within a few months, their relationship metamorphosed, and by 2003, they became a married couple.

Even though Elfman fathered two kids from his previous relationship and was older, it did not affect the duo's love story. She is a happy mother to her son and a content wife to her husband.

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