Stunning photos of Jennifer Aniston grace the pages of Harper's Bazaar's September issue. Complimenting the spread Jen discusses her love and admiration for Barbra Streisand as a powerful musical voice, a funny girl and a muse.
It was Jennifer's hairstylist and friend of almost 20 years, Chris McMillan, who inspired her to write her own love letter to Streisand's style. "He is, of course, hair obsessed," Jennifer explains, "and I'm a Barbie doll for him. So, whenever we'd see great pictures of Barbra or a movie, he'd be like, 'You have to do an homage to Barbra.'"
So she did. In an old Los Angeles theater, surrounded by iconic images from everything from Funny Girl to What's Up, Doc? (and with "People" on rotation), Jennifer's Streisand-ification began: "First, putting on the dramatic eye makeup and the wig. Then hearing Barbra's voice booming," she remembers. A Streisand homage is incomplete, however, without one thing: perfectly manicured, thoroughly immodest fingernails. "The nails were like, There she is!"
Jennifer is effusive in her admiration of Streisand. "Barbra inspires me because there isn't anything she hasn't done that she wanted to do, especially as a female in the time when her generation was prime. She's a true renaissance woman." Her favorite Streisand films: "The Way We Were and A Star Is Born. Both pretty great."
~ Laura Brown
(Harper's Bazaar, Sept 2010)
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photos: Mark Seliger