Barbara Eden Biography

Updated On Nov 29, 2018 Published On Jan 03, 2017
Facts of Barbara Eden
Date of Birth: 1931 , August-23
Birth Nation: United States
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An American singer, film and stage actress, Barbara Eden is well known for her starring role of “Jeannie” in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

Barbara Eden was born as Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1931, in Tucson, Arizona. She is the daughter of Alice Mary and a butcher, Hubert Henry Morehead. She completed her graduation from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco. Barbara holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Barbara started her professional acting career in 1956. In the following year, she grabbed a huge attention after appearing on The Johnny Carson Show. She has got featured in many shows like Crossroads, The Rogues, Feather Knows Best, Perry Mason, I Love Lucy, Highway Patrol, and many others.

Besides this, Barbara has appeared in numerous movies and television series like Back from Eternity, A Private’s Affair, Flaming Star, The Yellow Canary, Carolina, The Girls in the Office, The Millionaire, Army Wives, Adventures in Paradise, and many others.

Moving to Barbara Eden’ personal life, the multi-talented actress has been married three times with different men. Barbara was first married to actor Michael Ansara in 1958. The couple had a child before divorcing in 1974. But sadly their son, Matthew Ansara, died in 2001 from a drug overdose.

Then she married Charles Fegert in 1977 but the relationship did not last for very long. She then divorced her husband in 1983. After divorcing the second husband, Barbara married Jon Eicholtz in 1991.

Age 85 actress, Barbara was also in a short-term romantic love affair with actor Robert Vaughn and actor Barry Coe. Barbara and John Marion began their romantic love affairs, and they started dating each other as a boyfriend and girlfriend in 1961, but the two ended their relationship in 1964. Barbara also has been rumored to have a relationship with an actor Mike Du Bell.

Barbara, being active in a professional career for such a long time, has definitely earned a huge amount of money. As of 2018, Barbara Eden's net worth is around $8.5 million.

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Born in Tucson, Arizona United States

August 23 , 1931

Barbara Eden was born to the parents, Alice Mary and Hubert Henry Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, United Status on August 23, 1931. Her birth name is Barbara Jean Morehead. After her parents' divorce, Barbara was raised by her mother.


Graduation from Abraham Lincoln High School


Barbara did her graduation from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco in the Spring Class of 1949.The school is named after the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln. And later she studied theatre for one year at City College of San Francisco.


Elected for Miss San Francisco


She was elected Miss San Francisco, as Barbara Huffman, in 1951. Then Eden also entered the Miss California pageant as well. The Miss California competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of California in the Miss America pageant. 

debuted in the film Back from Eternity


The multi-talented actress Barbara Eden made her big screen debut as an uncredited extra in the 1956 film "Back from Eternity" and was first seen on TV in a 1956 episode of the series West Point.

Her most popular role Jeanie


Barbara's  most popular role came starring as Jeanie on the NBC sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" from 1965 to 1970. Which was produced by Screen Gems and produced by  Gene Nelson, Hal Cooper and Claudio Guzmán.

Released album Miss Barbara Eden


She released an album entitled Miss Barbara Eden in 1967, for the record label Dot Records.Barbara recorded three songs for the Harper Valley P.T.A. Soundtrack.  She has been a musical guest star in many variety television shows, including 21 Bob Hope specials, The Carol Burnett Show, The Jonathan Winters Show.

Began filming Always and Forever


Barbara began filming the TV movie" Always and Forever" for the Hallmark Channel in December 2008. Which was directed by Kevin Connor premiered on Hallmark Channel on October 24, 2009. And produced by Brian Martinez and Erik Olson.

Began hosting show Dancing with the Stars


 On April 2009, she began hosting a national touring production of Ballroom With a Twist, a live theatre show from Louis van Amstel of "Dancing with the Stars". Dancing with the Stars is the name of several international television series based on the format of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing.

Wrote a memoir Jeannie Out of the Bottle


Eden wrote a memoir, "Jeannie Out of the Bottle", which was released on April 5, 2011, by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House. It includes intimate details about Eden's early childhood, her rise to popularity in her teens and early twenties, her co-stars over the years, and Eden's work leading up to and during I Dream of Jeannie.  Also covered  her three marriages.

Received the Award for her contributions to television


 Barbara Eden received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to television on November 17, 1988. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood Historic Trust.

Married with Michael Ansara


Actress  Barbara and actor Michael Ansara were married in 1958. Her husband Michael was a Syrian-born American stage, screen, and voice actor who portrayed Cochise in the American television series Broken Arrow, Kane.Their son Matthew Ansara died  from a drug overdose.

Divorced with Michael Ansara


 Barbara and her husband Michael Ansara divorced in 1974.  They spent their life together around sixteen years.  Her husband Michael was passed away  31st Jul 2013. Her son Matthew Ansara died in 2001 from a drug overdose.


Married with Charles Fegert


 An American film, stage, and television actress, and singer  Barbara Eden and  Charles Fegert were married in  1977. The two spent their romantic marriage life togeher around six years. Talking about  her husband Charles  very few details availale on social pages. 

Divorced with Charles Feger


 An American film, stage actress  Barbara Eden and  Charles Feger after living together around six years the two divorced in 1983. The reason behind their divorce was  Barbara's extramarital affair with other men. Charles is the second spouse of her.


Married with Jon Eicholtz


 After divorced with her second husband,  Barbara Eden and  Jon Eicholtz married in  1991. The couple living their life together very happily and comfortably so there is no chance of divorce. Very few details about him on social sites.

Affair with Robert Vaughn


 Barbara began to date actor  Robert Vaughn 1956. Robert Francis Vaughn was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. But the couple ended their relationship later for the unknown reason.

Affair with Barry Coe


Actress Barbara Eden and actor Barry Coe began to date in  1956. Barry S. Coe is an American actor who appeared in film and on television from 1956-1978. But the couple broke up their romantic love affair later.

Affair with John Marion


 An actress  Barbara Eden started to date  John Marion began in 1961.The couple spent their romantic love life together around three years together. There is no more information  available about his on social sites.

Broke up with John Marion


 An actress  Barbara Eden and John Marion began dating each other as a boyfriend and girlfriend in 1961 but the two ended their relationship in 1964. The two spent their life together around three years.The reason behind their separation is still unknown for mass.

Net Worth


Barbara, being active in a professional career for such a long time, has definitely earned a huge amount of money. As of 2018, Barbara Eden's net worth is around $8.5 million.