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She helps Ukraine and has a vyshyvanka. 5 interesting facts about Barbra Streisand, who was admired by Charles III and called "ant-eater" by her fans

Barbra Streisand celebrates her birthday

Winner of two Oscars, as well as Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe awards, American actress and singer Barbra Streisand celebrates her 82nd birthday on April 24. Despite her venerable age, she is still an active public figure and a welcome guest in Hollywood.

The artist's life is filled with bright events, and a phenomenon was even named in her honor when attention to a certain phenomenon arises only because of an attempt to ban or restrict it. It's also important that the roots of the star's family tree go back to Ukraine. OBOZ.UA has prepared 5 interesting facts about Barbra Streisand on the occasion of her birthday.

Helping Ukraine

The singer and actress was one of the first stars to call on the world to help Ukraine and condemn Russia for the war it started. The artist has done this more than once and reminded the world about Ukrainians in original ways. She spoke to the Ukrainian president and became an ambassador for the United24 platform in 2022.

At least 4 ambulances from the American singer and songwriter Barbra Streisand have been sent to the Vyshhorod Emergency Medical Aid Station, and she recently called on Americans to be inspired by Ukrainians and approve a long-awaited aid package.

She helps Ukraine and has a vyshyvanka. 5 interesting facts about Barbra Streisand, who was admired by Charles III and called ''ant-eater'' by her fans

The Streisand Effect

The star remembered the year 2003 for the resonance around the photos of her estate, which were taken as part of a project studying the erosion of the California coast. The artist sued the photographer and the website, although at the time the photo had been downloaded only 6 times, two of which were by Barbra's lawyers.

However, when the media and the star's fans found out about the trial, the demand for the photo increased hundreds of thousands of times. A month after the lawsuit was filed, the image was viewed by more than 420 thousand visitors, and the court ignored the singer's outrage.

Since then, the resonance around any phenomenon, event, or object caused by the desire to hide or delete information about it has been called the "Streisand effect."

Vyshyvanka

The American woman has her own vyshyvanka (an embroidered shirt), decorated with ornaments that are typical of the Ternopil region. It was presented to the star as a token of gratitude for helping Ukraine.

She helps Ukraine and has a vyshyvanka. 5 interesting facts about Barbra Streisand, who was admired by Charles III and called ''ant-eater'' by her fans

"I received a beautiful vyshyvanka from United24. On this embroidered shirt you can see the patterns of the Ternopil region, where my paternal grandparents came from," Barbra said.

The actress's ancestors emigrated to the United States in the late 19th century from Ternopil region and got married in New York. There are two versions of the famous family's origin. Some say the couple is from Berezhany, others say they are from Buchach. In any case, Barbra Streisand's relatives were Ukrainians.

Offensive nicknames

Nowadays, the legendary American is remembered for her talent and contribution to culture, but at the peak of her popularity, she was hated because of her appearance. Some journalists and fans called the actress "a hound dog, an ant-eater, a sour persimmon, and an evil hamster," referring to her allegedly disproportionately large nose.

The artist was strongly advised to change the shape of the septum and jaw, calling her names. However, the star did not succumb to these provocations, refused surgery, and succeeded against all odds.

She helps Ukraine and has a vyshyvanka. 5 interesting facts about Barbra Streisand, who was admired by Charles III and called ''ant-eater'' by her fans

Relationship with King Charles

One of the men who convinced Barbra of her attractiveness was the current King of Great Britain, Charles III. In her memoirs, the artist said that she had a "platonic friendship" with him, and the ruler, for his part, described Streisand as an "incredibly attractive" and "very sexy" woman. Their friendship has lasted for 50 years.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that on April 23, the son of the Dukes of Cambridge Kate Middleton and William, Prince Louis, celebrated his birthday.

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