Net Worth: $8.5 Million
- Source of Wealth Acting
- Birth Place Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
- Height 1.62 m
- Marital Status Married (Jon Eicholtz )
- Full Name Barbara Eden
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth August 23, 1934
- Occupation film and television actress and singer
- Children 1 (Matthew Ansara)
About Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden is a US television, film actress and singer with a net worth of $8.5 Million. She has shot to fame after starring in the television show “I Dream of Jeannie”.
Eden was born in Arizona, the daughter of Hubert Morehead and Alice Mary. When she was three, her parents got divorced and she moved to San Francisco with her mother. Here, her mother got married again to a telephone lineman, Harrison Huffman. The Huffman family was struck with the Great Depression, and as a result, they couldn’t afford any luxuries. Eden’s mother used to entertain her family by singing songs which interested her and she started going to singing classes.
She gave her first singing performance when she sang at the church choir. When she turned 14, she sang at the local night clubs and at the age of 16, she became a member of the Actor’s Equity Club. Eden studied theatre at the City College of San Francisco. In 1951, she was elected as Miss San Francisco and then entered the Miss California pageant, which she didn’t win.
Eden has earned her wealth from the many acting stints the television shows and because of her beautiful voice. In 1965, she was spotted by Sidney Sheldon – she went on to sign a contract for the fantasy “Dream of Jeannie”, where she played the role of the protagonist, Jeannie. In the later part of her career, Barbara started appearing in the stage regularly.
She wrote a book, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle” where she described how she rose to popularity from the simple upbringing. Barbara also discussed her role in the show Dream of Jeannie, her failed marriages, and the tremendous pain of losing her only son to drug overdose.