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