‘Jeannie’s Dream’ actress Barbara Eden reaches 90, but her heart still mourns her late son Matthew

‘Jeannie’s Dream’ actress Barbara Eden reaches 90, but her heart still mourns her late son Matthew

Fans of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ will be amazed to know that the iconic show’s star, Barbara Eden, has reached 90 years of age! Despite the passing years, she remains lively and active, proving that age is just a number. In a recent interview, she expressed her excitement about returning to work and continuing her passion for acting.

Barbara Eden’s journey to stardom began with her love for music and acting, which led her to LA, where she made her mark on various TV shows in the ’50s. However, it was her role as Jeannie that catapulted her to fame, capturing the hearts of viewers worldwide. Her chemistry with co-star Larry Hagman added to the show’s magic and charm.

Jeannie’s famous harem outfit became a sensation, albeit causing some controversy due to its daring style for that era. It solidified Barbara as a TV sex symbol and drew admiration from influential figures like Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy.

Though her time in the ’60s was remarkable, Barbara Eden appreciates the current era with numerous opportunities for actors in the entertainment industry. However, she also faced heartbreak in her personal life. Barbara’s only child, Matthew Ansara, battled drug addiction and tragically passed away from a heroin overdose in 2001 at the age of 35. The loss left a lasting impact on Barbara, who still cherishes his memory and considers him a beautiful soul.

Despite the challenges she’s faced, Barbara Eden remains a beloved figure in the hearts of fans and continues to inspire others with her talent and resilience. The legacy of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and her indomitable spirit will forever be cherished in the hearts of those who love her.