Barbra Streisand Style Evolution: From 'The Way We Were' To Present Day (PHOTOS)

04/23/2013 01:51 pm ET | Updated Apr 23, 2013

Barbra Streisand's career has spanned many, many decades, and she's clung fiercely to her identity through them all. With several Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards to her name -- not to mention a slew of other highly regarded prizes and nominations -- Streisand is a rare member of the "EGOT" club. In fact, she holds the high honor of being the first woman to simultaneously direct, produce, write and star in a Hollywood film ("Yentl"). It's no surprise Streisand inspires us all.

Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, the multi-hyphenate got her start performing in New York City's gay nightclub scene. Streisand's acting career kicked off with 1968's "Funny Girl" and 1973's "The Way We Were," and 1976's "A Star is Born" encapsulated her trajectory perfectly. As the singer solidified her acting career, she developed a rabid fan following.

Instead of resting on her laurels later in life, Barbra has maintained an active political presence, blogs for this website and champions various philanthropic causes. She's been married to James Brolin since 1998, and she's still an actress: Streisand participated in the "Meet the Parents" franchise and played Seth Rogen's mom in 2012's "The Guilt Trip."

In honor of Babs' 71st birthday on April 24, we revisit her most iconic looks. While we miss her '60s beehive most of all, we delight in the rich textures, draped cuts, spunky chokers and sleek hairstyles she wears today. Dance along to this song in her honor.

Barbra Streisand's style:

Barbra Streisand Over The Years

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