Barbra Streisand Had Her Beloved Dog Samantha Cloned—Twice
Barbra Streisand is seeing doubles.
Samantha died in 2017 at 14 years old, but before the dog crossed the rainbow bridge, Streisand, 75, had cells taken from the pooch’s mouth and stomach.
She used these samples to get two clones of Samantha—a pricey procedure. When the copy dogs arrived, Streisand, understandably, had trouble telling the puppies apart. Her solution was to put one pup in a red sweater and the other in a purple sweater, leading to their names Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet.
Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet live with Streisand and one other canine, Miss Fanny. Miss Fanny is a distant cousin to the icon’s beloved Samantha. Streisand fell in love when Miss Fanny’s breeder introduced the pair, especially after she learned Miss Fanny’s mother was named Funny Girl.
The trio, who all bear a striking resemblance to one another, enjoy living the celebrity life with Streisand, including regular appearances on the singer’s social media accounts.