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“Anyway it always gave me the creeps when I saw performers who desperately wanted the audience to like them. Take actors: they’re often at their most charismatic when they’re doing very simple exercises.
When they vomit out emotions it’s such a turn-off.” As a young performer of increasing renown in the Sixties, Streisand discovered that pretending to be someone she wasn’t wouldn’t work for her.
They’re a daily reminder of everything she’s achieved since her days as a teenage nightclub singer in Greenwich Village.
Take the new album cover: down to the last minute I’m there, trying to get the exact peach colour I want but it keeps coming out beige – and I’m not a beige person.” Few would query that, and Streisand accepts that a desire to impose authority on the world around her has always been there. “Like I’m living in a world that’s going nuts.” The 69-year-old Oscar-winning actress is the bestselling recording artist in history – the only female singer ever to record 50 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums.
And down in the basement are her famous “shops”; a mall of her own creation which includes “The Sweet Shop”, “Antique Clothes Shop” and “Bee’s Doll Shop”.
“I must have got my detailed, obsessive streak from my father, who was an English teacher, because my mother wasn’t like me at all,” she says.
The interior of her rambling home is a testament to the “intense relationship” the star has developed with furniture and collectables over the years.
Pieces by Gustav Stickley, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles and Henry Greene are decorated with myriad trinkets.