While her performance in “I Dream of Jeannie” brought her global popularity, the actress’ career took some time to take off. She made ends meet before landing the legendary part by working at a bank. Barbara spoke about her life before fame, revealing that she struggled to enter show business.
Barbara blamed her lack of experience on her inability to obtain work. She admitted that she was young when she began out, and she didn’t know how to obtain a job because she had no one to advise and mentor her about life in the entertainment industry. As a result, the actress took a day job at a bank while she established her footing.
Barbara got a few small roles before getting one that made her famous, which was on TV in 1965. Following the conclusion of “I Dream of Jeannie,” she appeared in a few additional films, including “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and “Journey to the Bottom of the Sea,” as well as a few cameos as Aunt Irma on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
Viewers couldn’t believe their eyes as the nonagenarian strode confidently in her stunning ensemble.
Barbara had achieved popularity as an actress, but tragedy followed her for a long time. She had two difficult divorces between 1958 and 1983. In addition, the actress lost two boys. In 1965, she had her first child with fellow actor Michael Ansara. The kid was named Matthew Ansara by the couple, and he grew up to be an actor like his parents.
Barbara and Michael intended to have another baby crawling around the house, but doctors informed the actress that the baby had died in her womb by the time she was eight months pregnant. Furthermore, Matthew died at the age of 35 after carving out a good acting career for himself.
Barbara made an extraordinary public debut at the age of 91. The actress arrived at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Wednesday, March 8, dressed to the nines and looking radiant. She wore a beautiful silk blue shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a black diamond around her neck to the Remus Pre-Award Tea Hour.
Barbara will reveal in 2020 what made her marriage to Jon so successful.
Viewers couldn’t believe their eyes as the nonagenarian strode confidently in her stunning ensemble. Following the occasion, people expressed their adoration for her allegedly ageless beauty on Twitter. According to one Twitter user, “She’s just 91 years old! That’s incredible, and she looks amazing.”
Others agreed, expressing their surprise at seeing Barbara waltz around like she was half her age. According to one user, “Is this a current photograph? Is Barbara Eden 91 years old? She appears to be only 60 years old.” Several just commented on how lovely she seemed, remarking, “Wow. She looks fantastic.”
Several people were puzzled over how she stayed so healthy and looked so young despite her elderly age. Fortunately, Barbara’s secret to graceful aging isn’t a secret. On several occasions, the actress has spoken out about her food and training routine, stating that she loves to keep things simple and stick to what she knows works.
The actress said that meat constitutes the majority of her diet. Barbara’s diet is significantly more “carnivorous” than the vegetable-based diets that are prevalent among Hollywood’s elite. She prefers pig, chicken, and steak, but she admits to occasionally mixing in veggies.
Barbara believes that, in addition to a rigorous, high-protein diet, exercise is critical to her health. She works out at least three times a week, primarily by lifting weights and performing spin classes. Barbara also mentioned that following this practice helps her indulge in sweets without feeling bad.
Barbara ultimately married Jon Eicholtz in 1991 after two previous marriages. The couple has been blissfully married for more than 30 years since they exchanged vows. Despite their disagreements over the years, they’ve always managed to put their love first, remembering why they got together in the first place.
Barbara will reveal in 2020 what made her marriage to Jon so successful. The actress said that they have a strong affinity and love each other’s presence. She also noted that they frequently put the other person ahead of themselves, noting that Barbara frequently performs activities with Jon just to spend time together. She revealed:
“I believe you must adore each other. No, you truly do. You don’t have to share the same interests. I’m not a golfer. I don’t enjoy watching baseball, yet he likes watching the Angels. But I do it because I care about him. I also like him. So I’ll sit with him and watch.”
In the same way, Jon doesn’t seem to care that Barbara has to work long hours at odd times. Barbara said that her husband is pleased that she has a career she likes and urges her to continue working. She also mentioned how “fortunate” she is to have such a “happy” marriage.
During the lockdown, the actress also stated that they got a puppy. She stated that the puppy added a fresh spark to the home when they were cooped up indoors. Although Jon isn’t a great admirer of dogs, they’ve both become fond of the pooch, and their lockdown wouldn’t have been the same without it.
Barbara also said that they try to solve problems by trying to see things from the other person’s point of view. Although she confessed that understanding a problem from another person’s point of view isn’t always as simple as it seems, she told her followers that it may frequently work wonders.
Barbara can’t say enough about how great it is that she and her partner have become friends over the years. The actress also believes in the adage of unconditional love, claiming that she and Jon have always been there for one another no matter what. “What I know about marriage is that you have to have patience and be friends,” Barbara said.