When you're as wealthy as Barbra Streisand, death is not the end -- when it comes to your pets, at least. Before losing her beloved Coton du Tulear Samantha last year, Streisand harvested cells from Samantha's mouth and stomach and had the dog cloned -- twice!
Streisand revealed her mad scientist leanings in a new profile in Variety.
Along with her husband of 20 years, James Brolin, there's no one she enjoys sharing her residence with more than her three Coton de Tulear dogs. Perhaps her biggest reveal: Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett were cloned from cells taken from the mouth and stomach of her beloved 14-year-old dog Samantha, who died in 2017. Miss Fanny is a distant cousin.
"They have different personalities," Streisand says. "I'm waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and her seriousness."
Streisand also revealed that, as she can't tell the clones apart, she puts them in different colored dog-sized shirts that correspond to their names.
Be sure to follow Out on your favorite social platform
DON'T MISS THE OUT100 SPECIAL 3 DAY MARATHON STARTING NOVEMBER 24TH!
Journey through the year’s influential Out100 – the most iconic and long-standing celebration of LGBTQ+ icons and allies – in a 1-hour television special spotlighting the LGBTQ+ people shaping the world today.