Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead, August 23, ) is an American film, stage, and television actress, and singer, best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie Early years. Eden was born on . Barbara Eden was born as Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona, went on and become one of America's most endearing and enduring actresses. A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California. Barbara Eden is best known for her role as the belly-baring genie on NBC’s s hit I Dream of xtrmtracker.comgh shedding its squeaky clean image from the s, America still wasn’t quite ready for the bodacious belly button.