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Batting a strand of hair out of her eyes, she stretches her wide, expressive mouth into a wonderfully familiar smile. That she should be something of a control freak is the least surprising thing to happen since she came to greet me at the door of the Malibu mansion she shares with her husband, James Brolin.
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.
I discovered as a young actress that the more 'inside’ I was, the more far-reaching I could be.
There was a sense of unusual musical awareness as early as 13, she recalls, when her mother, “who had a very pretty voice”, took her along to a studio to record a song and Streisand took exception to the pianist’s extended solo, telling him in no uncertain terms to cut it down.“Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process,” she agrees.“It’s not for the audience – even though ultimately it is.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.“I’ll never forget the first words Marilyn ever said to me,” says Streisand, with the suspended gaze of one of her film heroines. ” Years later, at the premiere of The Prince of Tides in London, Princess Diana was to ask her exactly the same question. All these years on I still don’t know what it means.” Much has been written about Streisand’s shyness, both on and offstage.