She rose to fame for her roles in two iconic family series: Full House in 1987 and Growing Pains in 1985.
She was born Barbara Jeanne Bausmith.
She has fifteen grandchildren: Jack Cameron, Isabella Cameron, Ahna Cameron, Luke Cameron, Olivia Rose Cameron, James Thomas Cameron, Natasha Valerievna Bure, Lev Valerievich Bure, Maksim Valerievich Bure, Cameron Ridenour, Everett Ridenour, Reese Ridenour, Kate Fleming, Ryan Fleming and Molly Fleming.
She married Robert Cameron on June 22, 1969, and had four children with him.
She is the mother of TV actor Kirk Cameron.