Barbara Van Orden Recounts Her Remarkable Life

Barbara Van Orden, actress and original "Breck Girl"

Barbara Van Orden has had a multifaceted career.

She has been:

•    A buyer for Bonwit Teller.
•    A fashion model: Vogue
•    A “Breck Girl”
•    A Procter & Gamble Ivory Girl (Snowflakes and Soap)
•    A nightclub entertainer opening for:
o    Milton Berle
o    Don Rickles
o    Red Buttons
o    Buddy Hackett
o    Morey Amderdam
o    Soupy Sales
o    Shecky Green
o    Frank Sinatra
•    Real Estate Investor
•    Personal Management Company owner
•    Children’s Book Writer
•    A fashion designer for business suits and dresses
•    A film writer, producer and director (An Evening with Jacques-Yves and Jean-Michel Cousteau)
•    A radio talk show host

No role was more challenging or required more effort than recovering from a hit-and-run accident in Beverly Hills. Barbara discusses her remarkable recovery and ascent back to the top of show business.