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Cameron Crowe had her in mind when he wrote the movie Singles (1992).

Was offered the title role on Ally McBeal (1997) but turned it down to focus on movies. In fact, she didn't even read the script out of fear that she would like it too much.

Daughter of Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#85). [1995]

Flipped and crashed her 1998 Jaguar XK8 sports car, along the same infamous Malibu stretch of highway where both Nick Nolte and Robert Downey Jr. got into trouble with the law. She survived, but with minor back injuries. One week later, her publicist announced Fonda's engagement to composer and former Oingo-Boingo member Danny Elfman. [February 2003]

Is a huge fan of Dario Argento and was supposed to be in Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome (1996).

NBC has ordered a TV pilot for the series Lipstick Jungle (2008), based on Candace Bushnell's novel. In the book, Bushnell (the writer behind Sex and the City (1998)) portrays three successful New York women, who are not looking for Mr. Big but to become their own Mr. Big. Bushnell wrote the part of the designer with Fonda in mind; however, the part went to Lindsay Price.

Named after Bridget Hayward, a step-aunt who committed suicide.

BFA in drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (1986).

Her godfather was Larry Hagman.

Gushed to Tippi Hedren, who played her mother in the straight-to-cable film Break Up (1998), that she had seen Marnie (1964) "a million times".

Christmas lingerie model for H&M [December 2001]

Visiting family in San Marino. [October 2004]

Was in an eight-year relationship with Eric Stoltz (1990-1998).

Her ancestry includes Dutch, English, Scottish, French, Irish, German, around 1/128th Italian, and remote Norwegian.

Was originally cast as Grace Harrington in Trauma (1993), but dropped out so she could star in Point of No Return (1993).

Turned down the role of Amy Archer in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) in favour of a part in Little Buddha (1993).

Was considered for the role of Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire (1996).

Was originally cast as Ellen/Dorothy Carlsson in A Kiss Before Dying (1991), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced with Sean Young.

Just before her February 2003 car crash, she had been cast in the TV series The Practice (1997) as recurring character Sarah Barker. She was replaced by Teri Polo.

Former student of New York acting teacher, David Gideon.

Son, Oliver Elfman was born on January 21, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Father is her husband Danny Elfman.

Granddaughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda.

Daughter-in-law of Clare Elfman.

Aunt (by marriage) of Bodhi Elfman, Jenna Elfman, and Louis Elfman.

Niece of Jane Fonda.

Dated Dwight Yoakam (1999-2001).

Cousin of Vanessa Vadim and Troy Garity.

Sister of Justin Fonda.

Stepmother of Mali Elfman.

Lived with Lee Drysdale (1986-1989).

Sister-in-law of Richard Elfman.

Born at 3:45 AM (PST).

Retired from acting in 2002.