Barbra Streisand on gender inequality and the 'ladykiller'

Barbra Streisand grew up thinking she wanted her name in lights. Now, what gives her the greatest joy is seeing her name in metal on the side of one special building: the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai hospital.

Streisand along with friend Ronald O. Perelman of the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute are dedicated to spreading the word about women's heart disease.

She recently took the stage for an interview with Gayle King at a Hearst MasterClass to announce her and Perelman's new campaign, "Fight the Ladykiller" in conjunction with the Women's Heart Alliance.

The singer stressed that the disease has long been overshadowed by cancer campaigns and is often thought of as a "man's disease," when in reality, it is the leading killer among women.

When asked about her connection to the cause, Barbra shared that she's always been a fighter for gender equality and her focus on women with this condition falls right in line.

Find out Streisand's prediction for the future of the disease, her advice for staying healthy and the most staggering statistics she can't get out of her head in AOL's interview with her and Perelman in the slideshow below.

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