Jane Fonda has made the surprising confession that she used to go skinny dipping with Michael Jackson at the height of his fame.

The 82-year-old Oscar winner explained that she and the late King of Pop had a close friendship in the 1980s “around the time that he made Bad”.

Jane made the revelation that she had stripped off for a swim with Michael – who died in 2009, aged 50 – during a chat with US talk show host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday.

Jane also explained that the Thriller singer moved in with her for a period of time, and that they would frequently visit each others’ homes.

Andy Cohen looked astonished by Jane's anecdote

“I skinny dipped with him! How about that? Put that in your pipe and smoke it!” Jane declared to a visibly stunned Andy.

Opening up about her thoughts on the troubled pop legend, Jane said: “I found him very touching, a very interesting character.

“I knew him pretty well. I went to his house a lot, he came over to my house a lot.”

Michael Jackson died in 2009 aged 50-years-old

The Grace and Frankie star also discussed the time Michael moved in with her in the early ‘80s.

She said: “When I was filming On Golden Pond, up in New Hampshire, he came and lived with me for about a week in the same home.

“He slept on a mattress that he pulled out on the floor of the living room. I slept in a loft upstairs.”

Greta Garbo
Jane also skinny dipped with acting legend Greta Garbo

Back in 2016, Jane shared a little more information about her skinny dipping antics while speaking to Vanity Fair – revealing Michael is not the only icon of the past she has skinny dipped with.

Recalling a vacation in the South of France, she said: “One day, Great Garbo came and she looked at me she said ‘Would you like to go swimming with me?’

“And she just took off her robe and she was stark naked, and she dove right in.”