Barbra Streisand reportedly had her favorite dog cloned before it died in 2017 by taking cells from its mouth and stomach.
Streisand told Variety that two of her dogs, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, were cloned from her 14-year-old Coton du Tulear Samantha:
They have different personalities I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her [Samantha’s] brown eyes and seriousness.
Streisand’s third dog is a distant cousin of Samantha’s.
After Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet arrived at her Malbu, California, home, Streisand dressed the pooches in red and lavender to tell them apart, which is how they got their names.