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Eden was not allowed to show her belly button on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965) because of NBC's "No Navel Edict."
Her parents divorced when she was 3 and her mother Alice later married Harrison Connor Huffman.
Although she was born Barbara Jean Moorhead, she took her stepfather's last name of Huffman when her mother Alice remarried.
Also played Jeannie's sister in "I Dream Of Jeannie".
Mother, Alice Huffman (b 13 August 1915).
Step-Father, Harrison Connor Huffman (b. 19 November 1907).
Son, Matthew Michael Ansara, (b. 29 August 1965).
Graduated in 1949 Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco.
Shortly after shooting began on the pilot episode for "I Dream of Jeannie" it was learned that Eden was pregnant. Director Gene Nelson invented a shot he playfully called the "ATB." ("Above the Baby") "Sometimes," he stated, "We'd have to follow Jeannie's arm across the room."
Eden's son Matthew (with first husband Michael Ansara) died of an accidental drug overdose. He was 35. His body was found in his car in a parking lot off a freeway in Los Angeles. [25 June 2001]
Barbara's last name was changed from "Huffman" to "Eden" by her first agent.
Measurements: 36-24-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
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