Barbra Streisand's beloved late dog Samantha is more than a memory.
The Hollywood icon has never been shy about her devotion to her longtime pet, the Coton du Tulear nicknamed Sammie that passed away in May 2017 after 14 years. Having once likened her to the daughter she never had, it seems their bond was so strong, Streisand turned to science to preserve her for a new generation.
As the Oscar winner revealed to Variety, she had cells taken from Samantha's mouth and stomach and used them to clone two new dogs named Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet. As for the inspiration behind their elegant monikers, Streisand had dressed them in red and lavender to help tell the two new additions to her family apart.