She is, at the same time, one of the most straight American celebrities and one of the most powerful gay icons. Barbra Streisand turns 70 today. And millions of fans are celebrating the event.
‘Hello gorgeous’ are the first words pronounced by Streisand in the romantic musical film Funny Girl (1968). After winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, Streisand’s first comment when handed the Oscar statuette was ‘Hello, gorgeous'.