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Jane Fonda reveals her biggest regret about motherhood

Jane Fonda is a noted activist, fitness video pioneer and Oscar-winning actress, but there's one job she thinks she could've been better at.
/ Source: TODAY

She's a noted activist, best-selling author, fitness video pioneer and Academy Award-winning actress, but there's one job that Jane Fonda believes she could've been better at.

And it's perhaps the most important one of all.

Jane Fonda, second from left, with (from far left) daughter Vanessa Vadim, son Troy Garity and his wife, Simone Bent, in 2014Kevin Mazur / WireImage

"I regret that I wasn’t a better parent," she revealed in an interview with The Edit.

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It's not that Fonda believes she was a bad mom to her three children, but rather an unprepared one.

"I didn’t know how to do it," she explained. "But you can learn, so I studied how to be a parent. It’s never too late."

And now, at age 79, she's still learning and striving to be the best for her adult children — daughters Mary Williams, 49, and Vanessa Vadim, 48, and son Troy Garity, 43 — and for herself, too.

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"I am trying to make up for what I didn’t know before," she added. "When I die, I want my family to be around me. I want them to love me and I have to earn that. I’m still working at it."