London: Veteran actress Jane Fonda says ageism is "alive and well" in Hollywood.
The 77-year-old star said older women are finding it increasingly hard to get work in the film industry because of age discrimination, reported Contactmusic.
"Ageism is alive and well. It is OK for men to get older, because men become more desirable by being powerful. With women, it's all about how we look. Men are very visual, they want young women. So, for us, it's all about trying to stay young," she said.
The "Barbarella" star also admitted she turned to cosmetic surgery to look younger and whilst she doesn't believe it is "essential" for older women in Hollywood, she thinks it gave her ten more years of work.