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In a 3,000-word feature in Variety this week, Barbra Streisand looks at the #metoo moment, her place as one of Hollywood’s leading ladies for almost 50 years — but what we really want to know about is her dogs.

“Perhaps her biggest reveal: Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett were cloned from cells taken from the mouth and stomach of her beloved 14-year-old dog Samantha, who died in 2017,” wrote Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh about Streisand’s beloved Coton de Tulear dogs. Her third dog, Miss Fanny, is distantly related to the other pups.

 

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In a recent interview with Variety, Barbra Streisand revealed that she had her dog cloned after its death. She now keeps two of the clones as her pets. Although cloning pets surely not cheap, costing upwards of $100,000, the process is possible. Here’s a short walk-through on how it goes.

Streisand, a singer, songwriter, actress and director, revealed that before her 14-year-old Coton de Tulear ‘Samantha’ passed away, she obtained cells from the pup’s mouth and stomach in order to clone her. Now, she has two clones of Samantha named Miss Violet and Miss Scarlet. Although the dogs look like Samantha, Streisand explained it’s still too early to see if they inherited her personality as well.

 

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In an interview with Variety magazine for this month’s cover, legendary singer/actor/filmmaker Barbra Streisand opines on topics ranging from the 2016 election (she says the voting machines were rigged against Hillary Clinton) to the #metoo movement (says Harvey Weinstein once threatened her), but one bombshell has nothing to do with politics or Hollywood.

During the photo shoot, Streisand joked that a portrait with her three coton de tulear dogs should be captioned “Send in the Clones.”

 

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When dogs die, their owners often hold onto some kind of memento. Maybe they keep a collar. Or they have ashes turned into jewelry, trees, art or some other keepsake. And eventually, they make new memories with a new pet, perhaps of the same breed as the departed dog.

Barbra Streisand, on the other hand, cloned her dog, a procedure that can run from $25,000 to $100,000 through services such as the Texas-based ViaGen.

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In her career, singer and actress Barbra Streisand has rarely settled for second best. When her beloved dog Samantha died last year—a 14-year-old Coton du Tulear—she followed suit by having her cloned.

In an interview with Variety, Streisand reveals cells taken from Samantha’s mouth and stomach were used to make two clones—named Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet. (Photos of the dogs can be seen on Streisand’s Instagram.)

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