Veteran actress Jane Fonda was nervous about meeting the mother of her adopted daughter for the first time recently, but the pair bonded over their shared experiences of surgery.

The Barbarella star and her second husband Tom Hayden took in African-American child Mary Williams when she was 14 after meeting the underprivileged girl at Laurel Springs Children's Camp in Santa Barbara, California.

Fonda had rarely spoken about her daughter until she opened up about their relationship in an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year (13), and now Williams has further detailed their life together.

The 45 year old reveals she is now back in contact with her birth mother, also called Mary, and her two mums met for the first time at a recent photoshoot for her book, The Lost Daughter.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "Jane was so nervous. I think she felt Mama was going to look at this white lady with jewellery who's had work (cosmetic surgery) done and all this class guilt came to the fore. But they got along just fine and laughed together and talked about their different surgeries, so they found a common bond."