“Talent, but too ugly,” a casting henchman once noted on her application folder. Barbra Streisand always remembered that. She knew beforehand that she wanted to be a star. But from that moment on, she realized that the real challenge would be becoming a star on her terms. The humiliation became an almost manic motivation. Streisand became a star who does not conform to ideals and expectations. A star nonetheless.
She had grown up with rejection. Streisand was born in 1942