Barbara Streisand is a two time Academy Award winning singer and actress. As a film actress, her first movie was a movie version of her Broadway hit, Funny Girl. After doing several more musicals and comedies in the 70's, she began to produce, direct, star, and write her own movies such as Yentl and The Prince of Tides. After an eight year acitng hiatus, Barbara Streisand returned to film as Dustin Hoffman's wife in Meet the Fockers. Barbara Streisand is one heck of a successful woman.