Barbra Streisand puts an "age-old" rumor about her nails to rest

We can talk about Barbra Streisand's voice all day until the end of eternity -- but seriously, have you seen her nails?

The singer's nails have been a part of her look since the beginning of her career, following the star around the world, on stage and in the recording studio for as long as we can remember. Except when she was filmingYentl in 1983, nails and Streisand have gone hand-in-hand -- literally.

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"When my mother wanted me to work in the school system and be a typist, I rebelled by growing my nails,” the 76-year-old explained in a recent Instagram. “To this day I wish I could type.”

The post, shared on Sunday, is putting an "age-old" rumor to rest -- her nails are real and always have been.

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"Even when I had to learn the guitar for A Star Is Born, I only had to cut them on one hand," she explained in between pictures of her on the harp, with a microphone and on the red carpet. Note taken, Babs!

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