In the wake of the MeToo movement Barbra Streisand has bucked the trend by stating that she has never suffered sexual harassment.
The legendaryUS singer, actor and filmmaker said she "wasn't like those pretty girls with those nice little noses" during a Q&A with TV producer Ryan Murphy at PaleyFest in Hollywood.
"Maybe that's why. I have no idea," the 75-year-old added.
Streisand also acknowledged the power of protests against gender inequality sweeping through Hollywood, noting: "We're in a strange time now in terms of men and women and the pendulum swinging this way and that way, but it's going to have to come to the centre."
Barbra Streisand was honoured for her decades of work on TV specials and other television programmes at the PaleyFest event.
In 2017 Streisand, who has won two Oscars, claimed that sexism had cost her multiple Academy Award nominations over the years.