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Barbara Streisand appeared in the 1960s, when Hollywood just ate with sweet women. Tailored to one measure, blue-eyed, snub-nosed blondes merged into a single white-toothed long-legged mass. And now fate brought a spicy little thing to the world public. Ugly, low, krivozubuyu star, which forever remained under the name of his first kinoheroini, – “funny girl” Barbara Streisand.

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The art of turning gray mice into luxurious beauties, which had reached significant heights by that time, was not needed this time. The make-up artist of the film did not hide either the large nose or the significant chin of the starlet. On the contrary, her biblical profile and heavy jaw with a dimple became the calling card of the heroine. After all, it was the only way to distinguish a star against the background of three dozen beautifully drawn girls from the dancers of a musical. And Barbara proved that fate was not mistaken, suddenly lifting a little plain woman to the top of Olympus.

Even having tens of millions of dollars in a bank account, she, Barbara Streisand, never once thought of a plastic clinic. But the “funny girl” sang and played with talent, showed wonders of business acumen, and even such notorious beauties like Elvis Presley and Don Johnson seriously succumbed to her spicy charm.

The future mega-star of Hollywood was born in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Brooklyn on April 24, 1942. His father, a schoolteacher, died when his daughter was barely one and a half years old. The mother was not very well versed in the intricacies of pedagogy and her parental duties were reduced to one goal: the daughter should be fed and dressed.

Soon she had a stepfather. And it is difficult to say which of the two was more difficult. Barbara didn’t get into her pocket after the word, and her stepfather could not restrain herself not to ask her a spanking. It’s an amazing thing, but all these years she dreamed of becoming not someone, but an actress. “On the way to school, I often imagined myself a beautiful movie star,” Barbara recalled decades later. Even then, an intelligent girl understood, singer Barbara Streisand that the main thing for a star is not beauty, but originality.

Then one day, dyeing her hair in a dazzling red color and painting her face, like an Indian, in black tight-fitting leotard and fluffy boa, Barbara appeared at a get-together of beginning actors. They got used to the attempts of originality of novice actresses, but the image of Streisand immediately knocked down a couple of directors. The first goal – to attract attention – was achieved. As a result, she received her first role in the theater – the Japanese peasant.

The transformation history of Barbara Streisand
At the same time, Barbara sang (she had a beautiful voice in her school years) in a filthy night cabaret. For self-taught it was a good result. “No one ever showed me how to play. I knew how to do it always. To me, singer Barbara Streisandwe always thought it was a nonsense affair, which is embarrassing to learn, ”she said, already at the height of fame, when it never occurred to anyone to reproach the actress for the lack of professional education.

Playing tiny roles in the crowd, Barbara slowly but surely moved to the goal – to become a famous actress. The first more or less noticeable role appeared in her early 1960s in the Broadway musical “As much as you want – I’ll get so much,” in which she played the gryzu-secretary. Immediately, several influential theater reviewers noted it in their articles: “Ugly, not sexy, besides Jewish.”

They started talking about her, whether it is with a plus or a minus sign. Now Barbara started the fight for the main role in the play “Funny Girl”. The hackneyed 100% American story about Cinderella, who had suddenly turned from a plain woman into a damn attractive girl and achieved fame on the stage, was harder to find a more suitable role for Barbara. After all, this is her story, she played almost herself.
Barbara Streisand’s Honored Success
After the premiere, newspaper headlines were full of the words “new star”. Singer Barbara Streisand It was a huge success, after which the most tempting offers fell. Now no one dared to remember either the nose or the lack of charm. Having a delicate scent to the tastes of the public, Barbara Streisand quickly rushes into the music business – she releases the first album of songs, for which an unprecedented deal! – immediately receives the prestigious Grammy Award, the highest music award.

Following the theater, music came the turn of the cinema. With her bitchiness, she shook the entire movie world to the depths of her soul. No one is ever surprised at the constant clashes between actors and directors – the very nature of their relationship is as follows. But the terror that arranged Streisand on the cinema, just entered the annals of Hollywood history. Barbara modestly retorted to all reproaches about her excessive temper, that rumors about her difficult character were too exaggerated, although “something was not invented.”


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