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Barbara Minty McQueen is the widow of American film star Steve McQueen. “Barbi” was born in Seattle and grew up on a dairy farm in Corvallis, Oregon.

Upon her high school graduation, Minty entered the world of high fashion, becoming one of the highest paid and most photographed models of her time.

McQueen saw Minty's photo in an advertisement and arranged a meeting with her in July 1977. A few years later they married and settled in California. She was by his side till his death.

She is the author of Steve McQueen — The Last Mile (Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2007). It documents her three-and-a-half year relationship with the movie icon, and includes candid shots from 1977 to 1980 - McQueen's years out of the spotlight. It chronicles Barbara's early history and modeling career; her years with McQueen at Trancas Beach and Santa Paula, California, as well as behind-the-scene photographs on the sets of Tom Horn and The Hunter. The book is written in passage form, weaving Barbara McQueen's personal history, her relationship with her famous husband and the stories behind the hundreds of candid pictures she took.

In 2007, McQueen began hosting art exhibits of her work with shows in London, Liverpool, Tokyo, San Francisco, Nashville, Phoenix and Boise, Idaho. She will tour Germany and Holland in 2012 and Paris, France in 2013.

She resides in the mountains of Idaho.

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Steve McQueen: The Last Mile Revisited Cover

Steve McQueen: The Last Mile Revisited, contains approximately 150 pictures documenting Barbara McQueen’s three-and-a-half year relationship with the movie icon, which includes candid shots from 1977 to 1980.

   
 
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