Barbara Eden Says She 'Feels Young' At 90

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Barbara Eden. Actress. I Dream of Jeannie

Barbara Eden knows how to enjoy life at 90. The actress, who played the role of a sultry genie in the 1960s hit sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie," is still very socially active and also enjoys physical training to keep herself fit.

"I feel young!" she told Page Six in an exclusive interview.

Eden said she loved going to the gym and even took spin classes. She has a personal trainer who helps her do resistance training at her home and supervises her walking exercises around her tennis court.

The TV legend also maintains a social circle.

"I have a lot of friends. I'm pretty active socially," she said.

The actress celebrated her birthday last month. At the time, she shared on Twitter an image of herself posing with a box full of cupcakes. 

"Thank you all so much for the lovely Birthday messages and wishes! It feels so nice to get so much love! But, these cupcakes I got today, these are MINE! Tee-Hee! My love and thanks to everyone for thinking of me today and for keeping the magic alive! -Barbara," she wrote.

Eden is set to appear on TV in March 2022.

"If I'm around, I'll be there, I really like it," she told Page Six.

Eden was a household name in the late 60s due to the immense success of "I Dream Of Jeannie." The show stretched to a total of five seasons in six years and it earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Star in 1967.

"I was very very lucky to like the job I chose," Eden added. "I feel sorry for people like my poor father who had to work every day at something he didn’t like. I enjoy my work. I still work."

Eden recently launched a children's book, titled "Barbara And The Djinn," in an attempt to introduce herself to the younger generation.

Eden told The Hollywood Reporter in June that her love for books led her to write the children's book with her friend Dustin Warburton. "I'm a reader, and I think it's a wonderful gift for a child," she said.

"Barbara and the Djinn" tells the story of a magical book that transports a girl to some amazing places. Along the way, the lead character meets a charming genie who spices up her adventures.

Eden wanted her young readers to know "what a wonderful world it is out there in books because now all they do is look at telephones!"

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