Barbara Eden puts on 'I Dream of Jeannie' costume once again

Barbara Eden is a much braver person than I will be at 78 years old.

The iconic actress stepped back into her most famous role over the weekend when she put on her famous I Dream of Jeannie costume at The Life Ball 2013 in Vienna over the weekend. Eden joined former United States president Bill Clinton and pop star Fergie onstage at the ball.

Even before the ball began, Eden got in the spirit when she walked down the red carpet clutching a replica of the purple genie bottle used during the program. At that time she was not wearing the costume though, as she instead choose to walk the aisle wearing a gold dress.

The costume consists of a crop top and harem pants and is considered by many one of the most iconic television costumes of all time. 

I Dream of Jeannie ran on NBC from September 1965 through May 1970 with new episodes, and aired repeats through September 1970. One-hundred and thirty-nine episodes were broadcasts during the programs five year run.

Following I Dream of Jeannie's run, Eden appeared in some films and other television programs, but was limited to mostly single shots. She did appear in multiple episodes of Dallas and 30 episodes of Harper Valley PTA. 

Here are some pictures of Eden over the weekend.






- I Dream of Jeannie
- Barbara Eden

Written by: Hamatosan
May 27th, 2013, 2:15 pm

Photos courtesy of Getty.



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Message Posted On May 27th, 2013, 8:57 pm

Well duh! She's an immortal genie!



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Message Posted On May 27th, 2013, 4:37 pm

I agree with BeechyBoy, she looks to be in great shape for such an advanced age.


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Message Posted On May 27th, 2013, 4:36 pm

When 78 years old *you* reach, look as good, you will not.


Message Posted On May 27th, 2013, 4:18 pm
She looks really good for 78 years old!

Message Posted On May 27th, 2013, 3:05 pm
o dear lord..that's a no no