Barbra Streisands mum told her she wasn”t pretty enough for Hollywood

December 31st, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, December 31 (ANI): Barbra Streisand has revealed that she owes her success to her mum, who had insisted that she was not pretty enough to become an actress.

Barbra, amongst the few performers in history to win an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony award, said she was indebted to her mothers disapproval that made her chase her Hollywood dreams.

(My mother would say) No, you”ll never make it. You”re not pretty enough, you”re not this enough, you”re too skinny.” I was always very skinny, CBS News quoted her as telling America’’s Early Show.

But I owe her a lot because, in a sense, I was proving to my mother that this skinny little girl, unconventional looking, I suppose, could be a movie star, she added.

The legendary performer, who has been presented with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor, further spoke of her humble beginnings.

She added: “My early childhood, we never had a couch. We never had a living room. We only had a dining room.

And then my grandmother and grandfather lived in one bedroom and my mother, my brother and I slept in another bedroom, so we never had fancy things.

“We moved to another — a project in Brooklyn and I remember the luxuriousness of this couch! Now I love couches. I never had a doll. I had a hot water bottle.” (ANI)

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