Jeannie is one of the main characters in the series I Dream of Jeannie. She is, as her name suggests, a genie. Jeannie is one of the two most prominent main characters. She is played by award-winning actress Barbara Eden. As well as being the main female protagonist, she is also the first genie seen in the series. She's magically evergreen! Barbara Eden, 78, bravely donned her I Dream of Jeannie crop-top and harem pantaloons for the opening . To celebrate their first anniversary, Jeannie makes Tony splashdown on the same desert island he originally found her on. Tony finds another genie who trapped Jeannie in her bottle years ago.