“I was too afraid to be seen that way at that time,” she said in an interview with the New York Times. “Now I’m too old to care.”
The 81-year-old actress and singer added that she purposely tried to ‘look different’ than others throughout her career.
Streisand, who had numerous alleged love affairs with Hollywood stars, viewed herself as a “nice Jewish girl” who insisted on downplaying her sexuality throughout her career with her masculine-feminine hybrid of fashion.
“No one would have looked at me and thought, ‘That girl should be a movie star,’” she wrote in her new memoir, My Name is Barbra.
She added, “I have