Barbara was a member of the drill team and pom pom squad in high school.
Barbara is the daughter of Arnold Herzstein.
Barbara is five feet, five inches tall.
She won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for playing a murderess in the TV movie A Killing in a Small Town (1990). The movie was based on a true story about two women in North Texas.
The first performer to win back to back acting awards at the Cannes Film Festival. (As of 2006, the only performer to do this.)
As of 2006, she lives with her partner, actor Naveen Andrews from the TV series Lost, who is 21 years her junior.
Spouse: Stephen Douglas (8 August 1992 - 1993) (divorced). Son with actor David Carradine: Free (later changed his name to Tom).
Barbara: I am afraid of being lazy and complacent. I am afraid of taking myself too seriously.