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Barbara Eden Biography

Birth Name:
Barbara Jean Moorhead
Birth Place:
Tucson, Arizona, United States

Fast Facts

  • Joined Actor's Equity when she was 16
  • Was named Miss San Francisco in 1951
  • Was famously not permitted by NBC censors to expose her navel throughout the entire run of I Dream of Jeannie
  • It wasn't until she appeared in Jeannie reunion films that the belly-button ban was lifted
  • Received an honorary law degree in 1990 from the University of West Los Angeles
  • Inducted into the California Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Supports numerous charities, including the March of Dimes and Save the Children


  • 1970Golden Globe-Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1967Golden Globe-Actress in a Television Series: nominated


  • Charles Donald Fegert -- Ex-husband
  • Michael Ansara -- Ex-husband
  • Jon Eicholtz -- Husband
  • Alice Mary Huffman -- Mother
  • Matthew Michael Ansara -- Son
  • Harrison Connor Huffman -- Stepfather