Barbra Streisand says she cloned her dog — twice
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Barbra Streisand says she cloned her dog — twice

Jewish singer took cells from mouth and stomach of beloved Samantha, a Coton de Tulear, to create Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett

Presenter Barbra Streisand  speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California.  (Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via JTA)
Presenter Barbra Streisand speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via JTA)

Not once, but twice: before Barbra Streisand’s dog died, she cloned it.

The US Jewish singer and actress disclosed this in an interview published Tuesday by Variety magazine.

Streisand’s dog Samantha — a Coton de Tulear, a small breed with a cotton-like coat — died last year.

The cloned versions are named Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett.

Happy New Year from my three girls… Pink, Blue & Violet.

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Streisand, 75, did not give many details of the cloning but said she collected cells from the mouth and stomach of her dying dog.

Of the new dogs, and Samantha, the two-time Oscar winner said: “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and seriousness.”

When Streisand brought the dogs home she dressed them in violet and scarlet to tell them apart.

She has a third dog, a distant relative of Samantha, that she calls Miss Fanny.

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