Senior stranger Barbra Streisand

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 August 2009
Barbra Streisand

Senior stranger Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand, 67, is always shocked by how old she looks when she sees herself in the mirror, because she still feels so young

Barbra Streisand doesn't recognise her "older" face when she looks in the mirror.

The 67-year-old Hollywood actress is shocked every time she sees her aged reflection, because she still feels so young in her heart.

She said: "It's a whole different problem now. You get older, and it's a bit of a shock. I still feel so young inside. And that's me in the mirror? Well, if you don't see it, I'm thrilled."

However, the 'Funny Girl' star always expected find the ageing process easier to deal with than some of her more glamorous peers, because she never considered herself beautiful.

She told Parade magazine: "It must be harder to age if you were known as a beauty queen. So I'm kind of fortunate. But, in truth, I'm happier than I ever was in my life. I have a husband who loves me, and I have this beautiful piece of the Earth."

While she gets older, Barbara says memories of her childhood and teenage years keep her youthful.

She said: "There's a part of you that always remains a child, no matter how mature you get, how sophisticated or weary.

"I was kind of a wild child. I wasn't taught the niceties of life. That's why all this is so formal now."

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