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Stars mark Women's Day with 'Monologues'

March 8, 2004
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Hollywood stars Jane Fonda and Marisa Tomei took to the stage in India on Monday, for a special production of The Vagina Monologues. The two Oscar winners journeyed to the city of Bombay to mark International Women's Day by performing the controversial play.

Jane told reporters that despite her self-assured public persona, she had allowed herself to be controlled in all three of her marriages. "Violence comes in many forms and affects women all over the world," said the 66-year-old. "Behind the closed doors of my marriage, I would give up all my power. I would silence my own voice to be accepted - my whole life was about pleasing my man."

Playwright Eve Ensler meanwhile paid tribute to the female population of their host country. "We really couldn't think of a better place to spend International Women's Day than here," she declared. "In some ways, Indian women are the strongest, fiercest and hold more leadership positions than women anywhere in the world."

While the two Tinseltown stars were strutting their stuff in Bombay, Jerry Hall and It-girl Tamara Beckwith joined forces with actress Rhona Cameron for a performance at the Criterion Theatre in London. Both shows were staged to raise money and awareness to fight violence against women around the world.

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Jane Fonda met up with Indian theatre actress Dolly Thakore (centre) and playwright Eve Ensler at the theatre in Bombay. Proceeds from the performance went to Eve's V-Day Foundation, which campaigns against violence against womenPhoto: © AFPy
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Jerry Hall, Rhona Cameron, Tamara Beckwith and Body Shop founder Anita Roddick at the London performance. The event was also attended by several MPs and other acting starsPhoto: © PA

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