Streisand Hits Back At Controversial New Biography

Singer/actress BARBRA STREISAND has blasted an unofficial new biography which explores her love life as "mean-spirited mythology". BARBRA: THE WAY SHE IS by CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON claims Streisand is "cheap", has a "MARIA CALLAS-sized ego", is prone to huge tantrums and has a star-studded list of former conquests. WARREN BEATTY, RYAN O'NEAL, STEVE MCQUEEN, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, DON JOHNSON, JON VOIGHT, ELLIOTT GOULD, ANDRE AGASSI, RICHARD GERE, OMAR SHARIF, LIAM NEESON and PETER JENNINGS are just some of the men linked with her. But she writes on her website, "Does the truth matter these days? Normally, I would not dignify vicious, mean-spirited mythology masquerading as biography. "But it seems that this latest rehashing of other unauthorised biographies is getting a lot of attention. Who is the person described in this book? Certainly not anyone I know. This stereotypic image bears very little resemblance to me or anything about me. "No one who knows me well or has really worked with me professionally was a source for this book. What motivates people to make up negative stories? Why isn't the truth enough? One example, to say that I was in the same city as my sister on her wedding day and refused to attend, is a lie. "I was in London filming YENTL. And on and on and on. I will not dignify any other untruths by responding any further. Maybe it's finally time for an authorised biography."


Contactmusic

Tags: Barbra Streisand - Warren Beatty - Ryan Oneal - Steve McQueen - Kris Kristofferson - Don Johnson - Jon Voight - Elliott Gould - Andre Agassi - Richard Gere - Omar Sharif - Liam Neeson - Peter Jennings

Advertisement

More Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were with Lionel Richie Video

Ahead of the September 2014 release of Barbra Streisand's duet album 'Partners', Lionel Richie talks about the excitement of singing for the 7th track, 'The...

Barbra Streisand - Evergreen with Babyface [Behind The Scenes] Video

Go behind the scenes with Barbra Streisand, who talks about her collaboration with Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds on the track 'Evergreen'.

Read George Clooney's Take On His War Of Words With Steve Wynn

George Clooney's heated and very public disagreement with Casino mogul Steve Wynn continues with Clooney adding more fuel to the fire in a statement released...

Britney Spears Becomes The Latest Star To Threaten Retirement

Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to...

Advertisement

Family Affair As Barbra Streisand Celebrates 50 Years In Music At The 02 [Pictures]

Barbra Streisand's Saturday gig at the 02 Arena in London was a family affair as the singer-songwriter and actress was joined by her sister Roslyn...

Gina Lollobrigida's Jewlery Sells For $4.9 Million At Geneva Auction

Jewlery belonging to the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, who became a leading sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s, has sold at auction for $4.9...

'I'll Eat You Last' Sees Beth Midler At Her Very Best As The Witty And Cynical Sue Mengers

Bette Midler is Sue Mengers. In I’ll Eat You Last, the funny, outspoken actress plays the infamous 70s talent agent with such clarity and wit,...

Barbra Streisand Snapped At The Chaplin Award Gala With Michael Douglas And Pierce Brosnan Where She Is To Be Honoured

Oscar and Grammy winner Barbra Streisand is honoured at the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala at Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center, New York....

Advertisement

Comments

Barbra Streisand Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Barbra Streisand

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All