Barbara Minty

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Barbara Minty
Born Barbara Minty
(1953-06-11) June 11, 1953 (age 62)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Occupation author, photographer, model
Spouse(s) Steve McQueen (1980)

Barbara Minty, also known as Barbara Minty McQueen, is a former fashion model who was the third wife and, after his death, the widow of American film star Steve McQueen. Barbara was born in Seattle, Washington, and spent several years growing up in Corvallis, Oregon, graduating from Corvallis High School in 1971.[1]

Barbara was signed with power modeling agents Eileen Ford and Nina Blanchard and became an in-demand model, gracing the covers of dozens of magazines as well as advertisements in the 1970s. McQueen saw Minty's photo in an advertisement and had his agent arrange a meeting with her. A few months later they married, and she was by his side till his death.[2] She is the author of a book about their time together, Steve McQueen — The Last Mile.

In 2012, Barbara joined forces with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) in the fight to ban asbestos, which may have caused the cancer that took her husband's life.


  1. ^ "Corvallis High School Alumni Page". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  2. ^ McQueen and I, TimesOnline May 13, 2007, Ariel Leve