Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden

TV Actress

Barbara Eden is an American actress, singer, and producer best known for her starring role as Jeannie in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

Full Name
Aug 23, 1931
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Barbara Eden was born on August 23, 1931 in Tucson, Arizona. She is an American actress, singer and comedienne best known for her role as "Jeannie" on the 1960s television sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. 

Eden's first acting job was in the movie Back from Eternity (1956), then she went on to appear in other movies such as The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) and Harper Valley PTA (1968). Her TV credits include roles on The Jack Benny Program, Wagon Train, 77 Sunset Strip and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. 

In 1965, Eden landed the role that would make her a household name: "Jeannie" on I Dream of Jeannie. Her portrayal of a beautiful genie with magical powers won her critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. After I Dream of Jeannie ended its run in 1970, Eden starred in several made-for-TV movies before taking a long break from acting. 

In 1986, she returned to television to star in the NBC sitcom Harper Valley PTA alongside Nanette Fabray and Ronnie Schell. She also appeared in various stage productions during this period. In 1993, she reprised her role as "Jeannie" for the NBC movie I Still Dream of Jeannie before appearing in numerous television films throughout the 1990s and 2000s. 

Most recently, Eden appeared with actor John Schneider in A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011) and provided voiceover work for Barbie: Life In The Dreamhouse (2012). She has been married four times and is currently married to Jon Eicholtz since 1991.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1931</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Barbara Eden is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 23, 1931, Barbara Eden is born in Tucson, Arizona.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1955</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Hollywood</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Hollywood, California and begins her acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets Role in I Dream of Jeannie</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets the role of "Jeannie" in the NBC sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Golden Globe Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Star - Female for her role as Jeannie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Star in The Wonderful World of Disney</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars in The Wonderful World of Disney's adaptation of the musical Annie Get Your Gun.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in television.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barbara Eden is an icon in the world of television. She starred in the hit show I Dream of Jeannie and has gone on to appear in many other programs. Her acting career has spanned decades, making her one of the most recognizable faces in television history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barbara Eden is a charismatic actress who always lights up the screen. Her performances are always entertaining and full of energy. Her positive attitude is infectious, making her a joy to watch.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Kind Hearted</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Barbara Eden is known for being kind hearted and generous. She has been involved with many charities over the years and is always willing to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. She also cares deeply about animals, having adopted numerous cats over the years.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> She was an U.S. Airforce Officer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Barbara Eden served in the United States Airforce as a personnel officer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> She was a Singer Before Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barbara Eden started her career as a singer before transitioning to acting in television and film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> She Appeared on Broadway</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In the early 1960s, Barbara Eden appeared on Broadway in the musical version of “Destry Rides Again”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Actress to Star in a Sitcom</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Barbara Eden was the first actress to star in a television sitcom without being part of an ensemble cast.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> She's Still Working Today</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At 87 years old, Barbara Eden is still active in the entertainment industry, appearing in films and TV shows.</p></div>


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