Barbara Niven, Young and Restless Actress, About Lesbian Character in 'Perfect Ending'

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Barbara Niven, Young and Restless Actress, About Lesbian Character in 'Perfect Ending'

Despite their age, many actresses tend to look too good for their age. And so does Barbara Niven, who looks so much younger than she is that it became the cause of her restlessness. This incident sounds ironical considering her portrayal in American Television series "Young and Restless".

Find out the cause behind her restlessness and also learn about her say on playing a lesbian character in the movie, ‘Perfect Ending.'

‘Role of a Lifetime’ for Niven:

Caption: The first meeting scene of Jessica Clark and Barbara Nevin in 'Perfect Ending.'

Even though Barbara Niven is straight and this is her first role as a lesbian in her entire career, her performance says something totally contradictory. She seems very comfortable in the role and considers it the role of a lifetime according to her interview published in a digital journal dated March 22, 2013.

Despite starting her career only in her mid-thirties, Niven has had a great run in the business and must have portrayed close to a hundred roles including many guest appearances.

But she thinks that her role as Rebecca Westridge is "the Most favorite.” It must be something about the bored and rigid homemaker, Rebecca that Niven can relate to.

Support from Co-stars:

The role, after all, was a gift from her long-time friend, Nicole Conn@NicoleConn, who is the writer as well as the director of ‘Perfect Ending’. Conn has also been a major inspiration for her to gain confidence in such a passionate movie.

Celebrating a Perfect Ending

Caption: Nicole Conn and Barbara Niven on the sets of 'Perfect Ending.'

“Nicole makes it safe to not play safe and go for it and expose everything,” she says. Niven took the time to talk about her co-star, Jessica Clark as well who plays the high-priced prostitute teaching Rebecca about passion, “She honored the work; she had such an intense role.

It was her first role, and she went places that a seasoned actor would have a hard time doing. I’m so proud of her. I think she’s going to be a superstar. And she deserves that because she puts in the work and she’s also beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.”

Caption: Jessica Clark and Barbara Niven Discuss A Perfect Ending

Source: Wolfe Video

Young and Restless after Stalker Encounter:

Niven's looks and measurements are still very hot for a woman her age of sixty-three. But did you know that she once became the victim of a stalker? She posted a video later where she said she would be registering the stalker she had encountered to so that no other woman will fall victim to him again. She also disclosed that the stalker was a reporter that had once interviewed her.

Caption: Young and Restless Actress Barbara Niven talks about her frightening stalking experience


Barbara Niven was born on February 26, 1953, in Portland, Oregon, where she attended the Beverly Hills Playhouse. She has been married three times in her life with David Niven, David Alexander, and Ronald Garrison in that respective order.

She has gained a net worth of estimated 4 million dollars mostly by her acting profession. Recently, she attended the 2014 Be Inspired conference as the guest speaker in San Diego.

Her recent projects are the television film, ‘Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery’ and her television series, ‘Chesapeake Shores’.