The star is on the front of W magazine's Who Cares About Age issue, which also sees special edition covers featuring Susan Sarandon and Sigourney Weaver.
Fonda donned a leopard-print shirt for the shoot and posed with her hands in her hair to accentuate her facial features - but the 72 year old is adamant the photo has been digitally altered.
She tells Britain's Daily Express, "I hate it. They airbrushed all of my character. I look like a monster. I always say don't retouch, it looks foolish. I've had some plastic surgery but I didn't take away my crow's feet, for heaven's sake."