Barbra Streisand: The life and times of an iconic pop diva
"The mother of all contemporary pop divas"
© Getty Images
It's not often that the world sees a prolific star such as Barbra Streisand. Undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time, she has produced a truly astonishing body of work in her life.
Streisand has been pushing things forward in music, theater, and film since the early 1960s. However, it wasn't an easy ride to the top. Raised in Brooklyn by a single mother, who Streisand has described as feeling jealous of her, the family straddled the poverty line at times. But with her eyes on the prize and seeking to set her mother straight in proving that she could be a star, Streisand headed for Broadway with nothing but her raw talent and a keen sense of will.
To learn about Streisand's life, philanthropy, rise to fame, and much more, click through this gallery.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
MUSIC Show business
MUSIC Grammy awards
MOVIES Movie genres
CELEBRITY Celebrity facts
LIFESTYLE Young women