When it involves leisure icons, it doesn’t get a lot larger than Barbra Streisand.
From Broadway to the large display screen, the much-loved star is without doubt one of the biggest-selling recording artists of all time, and one of many few folks to have achieved EGOT standing (profitable an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).
In a profession spanning seven many years, the dwelling legend has amassed a legion of adoring followers everywhere in the world, and she or he’s introduced us some unbelievable trend and wonder moments alongside the best way.
To mark Streisand’s eightieth birthday on April twenty fourth, we glance again at how her model has developed, each on and off the display screen…
Nineteen Sixties: Funny Girl
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1942, Streisand started her showbiz profession on the Big Apple nightclub scene within the early Nineteen Sixties earlier than touchdown her first few Broadway roles and scoring a report deal in 1962. Her first Tony and Grammy nominations quickly adopted.
Streisand’s first huge break got here in 1968, when she received the perfect actress Oscar for the large display screen adaptation of musical comedy Funny Girl, a job during which she’d starred on Broadway. She shared the award with Katharine Hepburn – the one time there’s ever been a tie within the class.
During this period, the fledgling star sported lots of the decade’s most well-known trend and wonder traits, from bouffant hair and cut-crease eyeliner to mini skirts and go-go boots.
Seventies: A Star Is Born
Continuing her meteoric rise in Hollywood, within the Seventies Streisand starred in two extra basic motion pictures: The Way We Were (with Robert Redford) and A Star Is Born (reverse Kris Kristofferson). Also singing on the movies’ soundtracks, she scooped her second Oscar (greatest unique music) for the latter.
Moving away from the glossy bouffant hairdos of the Nineteen Sixties, Streisand began exhibiting off her naturally curly hair in film roles and whereas acting on stage.
Eighties: Woman In Love
Focusing on music, Streisand scored a string of hit albums within the Eighties, together with the mega-selling Guilty, which featured chart-topping hit Woman In Love.
After establishing her personal manufacturing firm, she stepped behind the digital camera for the primary time to put in writing, produce, direct and star in musical drama movie Yentl (1983), a couple of Jewish lady who disguises herself as a boy so as to attend orthodox college.
On the crimson carpet, Streisand adopted the glam Eighties look with sequinned clothes, big-shouldered fits and voluminous curly hair.
Nineteen Nineties: Back To Broadway
Continuing to concentrate on directing, Streisand landed her first directorial nominations within the Nineties and was rewarded for her long-running music success with a Grammy Legend Award in 1992, earlier than releasing her twenty sixth studio album, Back To Broadway, the next yr. In 1998 she married actor James Brolin.
Adopting a extra pared-back model in her Fifties, the star unveiled glossy, shoulder-length blonde locks with a side-swept fringe, complementing her look with minimal make-up. Rocking energy fits and glam robes on the crimson carpet, she usually accessorised with spectacular jewelry.
Returning to performing in 2004 after an eight-year hiatus, Streisand appeared in hit comedy Meet The Fockers alongside Dustin Hoffman. She additionally launched into two extremely profitable world excursions within the 2000s and launched dwell album Timeless: Live in Concert.
On stage, the veteran star favoured sweeping robes – practically at all times black – with shiny, blow-dried honey-blonde locks and completely manicured nails.
A protracted-time supporter of the US Democrat Party, lately Streisand has turn out to be a extra vocal activist, showing on the 2017 Women’s March in Los Angeles, and releasing an anti-Donald Trump album, known as Walls, the next yr. She continued to tour till not lengthy earlier than the pandemic started.
While the singer is usually nonetheless pictured in all-black outfits, when she carried out in London in 2019 her on-stage ensemble was markedly completely different to her traditional monochrome model. Donning a vibrant poncho and carrying her hair unfastened and tousled, her hippy-chic look harked again to the early days of her profession.