Fabulous At 87: More Than 30 Years After "I Dream Of Jeannie" Ended, Barbara Eden Still Has A Fantastic Figure

Date August 29, 2018

On August 23 this month, Barbara Eden, TV actress and the star of the hit NBC show, I Dream of Jeannie, celebrated her 87th birthday. Her performance career started when at the age of 14, when she sang at local bars for $10, and went on to study at Elizabeth Holloway School of Theatre.


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Eden's first big screen appearance was an uncredited role in 1956’s Back from Eternity. Between 1965 and 1970, she played Jeannie, a 2000-year-old genie, who falls in love with a USAF pilot on a deserted island in I Dream of Jeannie.

© I Dream Of Jeannie (1965) / Screen Gems Television

Still looking good

Eden was well known for her stunning figure back in her days in the show, and over the years, she has managed to stay in a perfect shape. At the 2013 Vienna Life Ball, she appeared wearing a costume similar to the one from her popular show.

© I Dream Of Jeannie (1965) / Screen Gems Television

In the interview with People, Eden revealed the simple secret behind her iconic body that seems to have changed only so much since the show ended.

I spin three times a week. Then, I work out with a trainer for half an hour with weights. It’s important to lift weights for your bones.

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In addition, Eden maintains a healthy diet. She may be unable to work out as much as she did over 30 years ago. But she still keeps to a steady routine, despite her age.

Meanwhile, fans of the show showered Eden with lots of love on her birthday, reminiscing of the magical moments she shared on television.

Staying fit after 50 can be a major challenge, but as Eden suggests, consistent exercise and healthy eating habits can work wonders for everyone. Congratulations, Barbara Eden!

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