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The most beautiful wink in TV history is a milestone birthday celebration!

Actress Barbara Eden became a TV legend with the name “The Charming Jeannie”. As a blond genie in a bottle, she turned her head — and so did the audience — astronaut Tony Nelson (played by “Dallas” star Larry Hageman † 81). 1967 The American series (originally titled “Jenny Dreamed”) came out on German television. Since then, “The Witch of Jenny” has become a cult.

Aiden turns 90 today!


Still Charming: Barbara Eden toured LA at the end of last yearPhoto: SMXRF / Star Max / GC Images

Eden told dpa that despite such a big holiday, the celebration should be small. The program includes family, close friends, ‘pink champagne and lots of cake’.

To this day, the actress thinks fondly of her television role as Jenny in the 1960s. “I’m proud of her and have absolutely no problems with her,” Eden said.


Eden and Larry Hagman were TV dreams of the 1960s.  From 1965 to 1970, 139 episodes (five seasons) were filmed.  On September 19, 1967, she came

Eden and Larry Hagman were TV dreams of the 1960s. From 1965 to 1970, 139 episodes (five seasons) were filmed. On September 19, 1967, “Charming Jenny” came to GermanyFoto: NBC via Getty Images

The same for the audience. The magical gesture that Aiden performed as “Jenny” in the TV series: Cross of Arms, winking with excitement, will not be forgotten – and all wishes will come true.

Also in the public’s memory to this day: her short chiffon outfit. But: Showing my belly button definitely wasn’t allowed, Barbara Eden said in an interview with BILD in 2018. “It was very careful! Conferences were held to show if my belly button could be shown. The result: a bikini yes. Belly button no.”


Eden has been married to John Echolts since 1991

Eden has been married to John Echolts since 1991Photo: Jens Kalaene / dpa

Today, Eden lives in Beverly Hills with her third husband and dog Bentley. She is far from contemplating retirement. Acting in theater, filming, singing – but due to the pandemic, she had to cancel all appearances.

In 2013 she appeared on stage again as “Jenny”, slipping into her old role and her gorgeous costume at the Vienna Opera.


Eden 2013 at the Vienna Opera.  At that time she even showed her belly button

Eden 2013 at the Vienna Opera. At that time she even showed her belly buttonPhoto: Herbert Neubauer/dpa

Eden only published a children’s book at the beginning of August. It is – of course – about a genie in a bottle. Title: “Barbara and the Genie” (German: Barbara and the Genie in a Bottle).

The TV series was filmed over 50 years ago. Your positive energy extends to the present.

“The idea of ​​the charming Jenny still comforts me today,” Eden said in an interview with BILD in 2018. “Her spontaneity, but also the naivety with which she saw the world, is good in the dark hours.” She still receives messages from people who struggle with their fate, such as their difficult childhood, and in the TV series Find Solace.

She is 90 years old too Instagram-Profile personly. In it you can see: the beautiful Eden then and now, with fans, friends, her dog, and a lot of humor.

It seems that there is still a lot of Jenny in the TV star.

Happy birthday Barbara!

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