Jennifer Aniston as Barbra Streisand in Harper's Bazaar
August 4th, 2010
04:41 PM ET

Jennifer Aniston as Barbra Streisand in Harper's Bazaar

Talk about a "Switch": Jennifer Aniston transforms herself into a ‘60s-era Barbra Streisand – complete with long, fake nails - in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

In the black-and-white photo, 41-year-old Aniston – who plays a pregnant woman involved in a sperm-donation mix-up in the August 20 comedy “The Switch” - also wears the singer’s signature side-part bob and Cleopatra eye makeup.

It wasn’t difficult for the former “Friends” star to capture the “Funny Girl”’s spirit – she is a huge Streisand fan and even met her at a New Year’s Eve party a few years ago.

"[Barbra] was wonderful, and you could talk to her about anything," says Aniston, who tells Bazaar that she and Streisand, 68, discussed directing.

"So, I happened to be talking to her and Jim [James Brolin, Streisand’s husband] when it struck midnight," Aniston recalled. "They said, 'Excuse us,' kissed each other, and then, very politely, kissed me.'"

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  1. bitcoin

    v0jejef j385p9o ap6tli9 sp9w62a xiemx7m.

    September 17, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Phyllis

    Did anyone read Barbra's take on these photos? She said she was flattered that Jennifer chose to emulate her for Harper's Bizaar. If that isn't praise, I don't know what is. And BR is SO RIGHT....This is Brad's loss.

    August 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ME 2

    Jennifer did one serious roll that I know of and that was in the movie Derailed. It actually wasn't bad, and I think that most of the comments on her acting are true, but she does have the potential to break out of the comedic rolls she is so often seen in.

    August 9, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    one class act into another. She is a natural and beautiful person who did a wonderful job impersonating Barbra. Poor choice Brad. Hope you like carrying the luggage and kids around for the "queen mother".

    August 9, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. T.D.

    Not surprising to me, I always thought she could be her mother.

    August 9, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. sue smith

    did you know angelina jolie goes on to web sites that has news about Anniston, signs in with a fake names and trashes her every chance she gets? Her make-up person is my cousin and she said she is obsessed with Anniston – even calls in fake news stories to the national enquirer about her.

    August 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • tahoegeminii

      your real name sue smith? The only one that has the time to google herself is Anuston-I think Angie's 6 kids the husband and the A-list celebrity career, the Ambassadorships pretty much occupy Angie's time and energy-no they demand it -so any internet sabotage would be on the Anuston side -since she has 3 dogs and the house staff walks those-I would not only say Anuston is the pathetic needy jealous vindictive one but also has the most time on her hands-hell she doesn't even really date-only fake studio promo dates and tagging as the third wheel to break up Courtney's marriage as well-your source sounds fishy just like you-hey maybe YOU are Anuston trying to plant one of her nasty barbs at Angie's overall character-because we all know Brad dumped Jen because she lacked any character-or personality or commitment or anything that wasn't all about Jen

      August 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • celebrities are leaches

      and if you are sue smith didn't you drowned both your toddler sons in the back of your car and try to say a black man car-jacked you and killed your sons-when the truth was you wanted to be rid of them and get sympathy because you were trying to trap another man into marriage and he didn't want a woman with kids? and you didn't want the unfit mother status if you let their father raise them-so you killed your babies to get a man-then lied, played the race card-I mean sue smith is one rotten piece of trash -of course she is a Anuston fan

      August 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. emily connaway

    hey real
    get a life or write a book bcause no body is going 2 read it!
    so do the world a faver write comments that are 1 sentence
    long.and just so u no people would rather read a100 page

    August 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jeannie gallaway

    Whoever the person "REAL" wrote way too much!!! Go write a frickin' book!!!! Jennifer look absolutely ridiculous trying to look like Barbara..what in the hell brought that on? I think Barbara's way prettier than you are!!!

    August 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ell

    Why say mean things–because you're anonymous? That's no excuse. Jennifer A. is very classy – give her a break and enjoy the pics. It's all entertainment.

    August 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lee

    Good pictures… Clever girl!
    She’s not funny at all! in the contrary, exceeding boring. However, very photogenic she has no charisma.
    I never watched any of her films for more than 5 minutes, but she certainly has an audience that enjoys mediocrity and I would say “bravo” for the immense confidence and believe that she can act. She’s not alone in this industry. Good actors are a rare, the rest just entertain the masses…

    August 7, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. annica

    Jen is a very beautiful lady, in her rights. She does not look at all like Barbra S. She has moved on with her life. Why do we keep bring up her brooken marriege to B.P. . After all he had the affair, and if he loved Jen when married to her .. H E would not of done what he did.Stop blaiming Angei for the break up what happened to the word NO. Jen may find Mr. right , but if she doesn t ...... she as any women does not need a man to complete herself........

    August 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ritz

    Why does anyone care about this hasbeen???? She cannot act, controls the media endlessly about nothing, and Angie would knock her socks off if she ever came near her....and her two minute cute frowns in Friends makes her a brilliant actress??? Where's the laugh track?

    August 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. aquarius

    This is kind of odd. I remember reading an interview about Jen a while back and she said people compared her to Barbra but she wasn't a fan.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • libra


      August 5, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • tahoegeminii

      Jen said-Jen said-Jen said-the only one tooting Anuston's horn is Anuston herself-I have NEVER heard anyone compare this b-rate wanna-be riding a 5 year pity party queen of the Tabloid Covers to anyone that did not suck-she is the only one pathetically trying to make a connection -should have had Brad's kids -then he would not have dumped you for someone who didn't lie to him-no she has a laughable career to look back on-and believe me we are laughing AT her not with her

      August 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bella


    August 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. iho

    I read all the comments except the one from REAL. Yeeessh, way too long. Get real...REAL.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Not yet

    Personally, Jennifer Aniston hasn't shown the type of talent that deserves the attention she gets. She's not very memorable to me in anything she's done. I had similar issues with Julia Roberts as well, but now she's showing the true caliber of her talent (and I'm not even considering Erin Brokovich-the bra won that Oscar, not the acting-see Closer or even the Oceans series...)
    Maybe one day she'll get there, but not yet. Now Babs, Babs has real talent, always had, not that all her films show it off either...

    August 5, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  17. stevie68a

    This reminds me of the original Streisand pictures. Back then, people were fixated on her nose. Except the fact she was
    great looking in her own way. I read once that while filming funny girl, the director was thrilled by her skins' luminosity.
    Aside from Barbra's talent, she ought to be noted for her courage, intelligence, and personal style.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  18. Roxann

    You people on here are hateful. From what I've read a lot of you are gay too! Only people I know that are so hateful towards anyone who memics Barbara are gays. I have lots of gay and lesbian friends, the first thing I've learned is don't mess with or say anything about Babs because everyone gets way bent out of shape. Jennifer is way hotter than skinny butt Angie Joliet, and far more talented.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  19. Stevie J

    Jen is far more beautiful than Barbra Streisand, not too mention Jen has a cute little nose. Not a huge ugly thing like Barbra has.

    August 5, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  20. mejazzbo

    Where is that amazing nose?

    August 5, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  21. Patty

    I'm old enough to remember (and have as a keepsake) my mom's copy of Barbara's "My Name is Barbara Too" album. I've always thought Jennifer bore a striking resemblance to the young Babs. This Harper's Bazaar photo spread is a fitting tribute to an American Icon whom she obviously admires. No more, no less. Keep some perspective folks.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  22. Carrie

    I have always thought that Jennifer Aniston should play Barbra Streisand if a movie was ever made about her. The resemblance to me is uncanny!

    August 5, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  23. Jennie

    Funny how CNN reports on all this baloney but fails to inform their faithful readers of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Papau New Guinea last night. Or of the 4.8 that struck in WY. This isn't the first time they've failed to report earthquakes, folks. Check the USGS maps yourself if you want to see what's been going on. Within a twenty-four hour period there were at least 3 6 points on top of everything else. Pay attention to what's happening in the world – outside of CNN.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  24. DJ

    If you ask me, Jen should have been a model & nothing more. Her acting is terrible & her movie ratings & box office results speak for themselves. She's BEAUTIFUL. If she just kept her mouth shut & posted for model shots or did runway, she'd have a great career. She wouldn't have to resort to this sort of publicity to keep her name high in Hollywood.

    August 5, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • wilson

      uhhh have you seen her box office take? majority of her movies make money and return a healthy profit. hence why she gets hired... try to do some research next time.
      It's funny -i remember there was all this comparison of Salt beating Green zone and Knght & Day opening numbers and thus it was 'not unremarkable' (double negatives what's up with that). Guess what – so did the Bounty Hunter.but people called that a failure? it's all about spin...and it skews towards pushing Jolie as some kind of next big movie star and Aniston as some fading star (no clue why) even though the numbers sHOW othewrise. The spin seems to be working – you clearly thought her box office biz is not faring well.... tsk tsk. just goes to show even entertainment news as dry as box office result has spin ALL over it.

      August 6, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. mattski

    Guarantee she can't sing like Babs. Don't know many people who can.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  26. Daniel Troppy

    Those photos are stunning and so STYLISH.

    August 5, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  27. belle jade

    excuse me? what gets me are people saying that aniston is brad's loss? why? how? because she has a great body at her age? what else has she going for her aside from fher ame, money and her much publicized body? all superficial. aniston's ex, as i can see, has 6 kids now and a constant partner who's has been with him for almost 6 years now, even longer than aniston has been married to him.

    so, really. comment all you want but don't say that she is a loss to her more accomplished, famous, talented and good looking ex. and i'm not even a brad pitt fan at that.

    August 5, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
    • jim&Dee

      If you think Brad Pitt is a great actor, you don't require much talent in the movies you watch. He is good looking, but only a mediocer actor. If you pay attention to his acting besides watching the movie, his acting skills leave a lot to be desired, it's just because his fellow actors divert the attention from Brad's ability.

      I feel sorry for the kids, they have a father but really need a mother (not just a group of nannys) who doesn't only need them for a photo shoot..

      Angelina will never be a good as Jennifer, no matter how many kids she adopts, I think Brad is sticking with Angie cause Jennifer doesn't want him back, what other choice does he have?? I don't think anybody else wants him....
      Just saying...

      August 6, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jax

    very well said, Real. While I can't say Aniston is one of my fav actresses, and I think she needs to run away screaming from the comedy and romantic comedy genre, the fact that she's working, been scandal free and liked by just about everyone she's ever worked with says more to me than anything she could really say. but this type of attacking of someone like Aniston seems to be typical of this certain area of the commenting sphere. There's -always- gonna be haters, i just wish we could go back to the time when it wasn't so easy for them to get their rude and uninformed views out to everyone with a computer.

    August 5, 2010 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  29. Real

    I can't believe how mean so many of these posters can be. No, I am wrong; They are judgemental. When did Jenifer Aniston say she was, is, or wanted to be Barbara Streistand? No where. Can't act? Ugly? Evidently these are just some people who are totally rude, out of touch, or by some of the other comments, a Brangelina fan. So where did Jennifer state she wanted to be like Angelina? No where.When has she acted that way? Never. I don't think she would ever go after a married man, or she would have already done so. Why do you draw the conclusion that because she chooses to remain single, that's suppose to mean she hasn't moved on? Narrow minded or a fan of the above mentioned. Just because she dates a lot of men, doesn't mean she can't keep one.Lots of women prefer to stay single or wait until the real Mr. Right comes along. Ms. Aniston isn't the one who strayed or was betrayed, but the only people that seem to keep that alive are the majority of the people who write such things as those of you have. She is classy. She does not sit around and say, 'woe is me'. She has moved on. She works in films, and rather quite good at it. She works with charities. She models, and is one of the most photographed women today as well as 10 years ago? Why? Not because of scandal, but because she has a unique look, and is very photogenic. She has a great toned body, not like some of these other super skinny gals. She is just the right size. She has gorgeous hair, eyes, and smile. Yes, she does have some prominent features, like her chin, but that only adds to her overall beauty. As far as this photo shoot... job well done! The photographer did great at capturing this look and Jennifer Aniston is one of the few people who could pull the look off. Actually I have never seen a bad picture of her, whether or posed or taken behind bushes by the paparazzi. Congrats, Ms. Aniston in yet another find peice of work. Can't wait to see the new movie. I love all the movies. There not over the top, special effects, or filthy movies. Just nice, make you laugh or feel good movies. Well, except for "Marley and Me", which was a tear jerker in the end. Also, you played the character, Rachel so well, that people will remember it for years to come, as well as the various hairstyles you were happy to oblige us with over the years, and pull off better than anyone could have. The friendships you maintained on the set is testament to the kind of woman you are, as well as the rest of that cast. Kudos to you for moving on past a widely publicized real life shock, as well as the mover from television on to the big screen. Much more than your co stars have been able to do, and they are wonderful actors too. Proves how talented you are. So, for all those sour people and remarks wrote on here, again it can be summed up by saying; 1). They get a kick out of being rude or saying unkind things, 2). They live in a world all their own to come up with the accusations wrote on here, or 3). They are die hard Brangleina fans. I say that because of my responses listed above, which show what is real. Hmmm...there could be an envy factor. At any rate, congratulations to the magazine, you and your modeling skills, the photographers expertise, and last but not least your beauty inside and out.

    August 5, 2010 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |

    GOOD GRIEF! What ever you say against JA, she is already a press darling. Whether you like it or not, with or without Angelina and Brad she is already a newsmaker. Even if she is not so pretty, the truth is that she looks great, young and fresh. Unlike Angelina who looked tired, heavy with burdens and sad despite the much publicized happy family.

    August 5, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  31. Henah

    Haha, don't you people have anything better to do than to bash someone else? I think she looks great 🙂

    August 5, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  32. eileen

    Also, Aniston is UGLY with that huge chin, little, beady eyes, crooked nose and oddly-shaped head.

    August 5, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Yeah right Eileen – I wonder how you look; probably scarey as hell! You are defintley an idiot. Why are so many women jealous of the way other women look. I am a huge Streisand fan and Jen pulled this off fantastically and professionally. What is your problem, I cannot beleive you would make all those nasty comments – don't you realize you make yourself look like a fool! Further more, me even taking my time to comment shows exactly how much of a fool you really are! Some needed to tell you!

      August 5, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
    • libra

      at least she had money and popular!!! are you?

      August 5, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynn

      Meow....put the claws away dear, LOL

      August 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  33. eileen

    Aniston will never be in the same league as Barbra. Aniston has no talent.

    August 5, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  34. George

    Nice pics, Jen. I'm a huge Streisand fan and there are not many women who could really carry off her 60's look as well as you did. You took something classic and made it your own with great style.

    August 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |

    WOW...OMG...WOW! Jen, PLEASE say "buh-bye" to "The Rachel" do & "Friends" acting style (Ro-Co).
    Get your hair restyled like THIS "Babs-Bob"! You Look totally, new, fresh & in charge!

    RE-INVENT yourself or get consultants & move forward into a bright new future, the "next chapter of Jen". Learn from Barbara, take a leap & JUST DO IT!

    August 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mon

    she looks fat in those pictures and needs to lose some weight. Hippo Aniston!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      See your eye doctor, mon. She's a stick person.

      August 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • fanatica

      u are prob 100lbs heavier than Gorgeous Jen. stop hating flawless 40 yr old HOT mamasita Jen Aniston

      August 5, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • libra

      Maybe you are the one fat!!!

      August 5, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan

      I totally disagree. She looks great in the pix....I don't know what the "remakes" are about, didn't read about that. I think she is good in comedies, but would love to see her take roles that require her to "stretch" her acting skills (i.e. dramas, mysteries, etc). I've only seen her in one of these and was delighted to see her branching out. As far as the Brad & Angela comments...totally OLD news. She appears to be way beyond him now and that is a plus. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don't value you.

      August 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  37. leque

    she looks wonderful !

    August 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  38. sheppard

    Maybe if Jennifer had the balls to keep her own nose like Babs did............ who knows................

    August 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      I read somewhere (a long time ago,) that Babs refused the nose job because the surgeon couldn't guarantee that the procedure wouldn't change the quality of her voice. Vanity had nothing to do with it.

      August 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      You 'read somewhere' 'a long time ago'... well that sounds so factual that we must all be convinced that 'vanity had nothing to do with it'... besides – hard to figure out whose vanity you are referring to... JA had the nose job, Barbra didn't (for whatever reason, all your 'facts' aside)...

      August 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Landru

    I'd hit that.

    August 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Chuck

    Wow, the only thing Jennifer Aniston has in common with Barbara Streisand is they are both women of course i am only guessing on the later. Jennifer is hot!!!!!

    August 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  41. TJ

    Poor Jennifer...still trying to out do Angelina. Forget it Jen, you'll never catch up to her.

    August 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Amy

    Wow – you people are hateful & take this stuff entirely too seriously!!! I love Jennifer Aniston & think she's adorable & a fabulous actress! Get a life & stop living off of other peoples.

    August 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Braaaaaains

      "living off of other peoples?" Like, a cannibal? Or a zombie?

      August 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      uh, Amy.... calm down – eat some fruit or something...... because sweetie YOU are the one taking this too seriously. Me? I personally think JA is waaaaay over-rated. Second rate looks, third rate talent... although I did enjoy her playing Rachel Green – as it turned out she was never able to play anything else. In a 90% of her movies, she plays Rachel Green all over again... A Barbra she ain't.....

      August 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • vera

      she is a great dresser but terrible actress.................

      August 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Sebastian

    Suze Orman, put on a jacket.

    August 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Rita

    Jen Anniston has been playing Barbara Streisand's roles in real life. Barbara could never keep a man in most of her movies, e.g. Funny Girl, Funny Lady, The Way We Were, A Star is Born, Yentl, The Prince of Tides. Therefore, Jennifer relates to the roles Barbara has played. She can't keep a man either.

    August 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  45. anonymous

    What's the purpose besides staying relevant and in the news. Why??

    August 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Ana

    THESE PHOTOS ARE GREAT AND STUNNING. Go Jenniffer this was an awesome photo shoot and a GREAT comparison we all love it!

    August 4, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  47. N

    or Brice for that matter. Good day... I said Good Day!

    August 4, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  48. N

    Oh honey, no. You are neither Ms. Barbra nor a "Funny Girl." Do not shame the name of Fanny Bryce.

    August 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BR

      Lighten up....just some pictures, folks.

      So would you lose it if she took some pics dressed up as Sinatra? She's not trying to remake Funny Girl or any other Babs flick. Probably the photographer's idea anyway. She looks great. Brad's loss.

      August 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Russell61

      Go Jen: You are the hottest 40 year old in Hollywood and a brilliant actress.

      August 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sasa

      I think we're forgetting to give credit to the amazing make-up artist(s) who's work we are all admiring.

      August 5, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • debi

      why be haters, jennifer is awesome and so is barbra, any negative comments just proves you are jealous, get over it.

      August 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bett

      Oh, honey, stuff it.

      August 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |

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