Mia Farrow

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Farrow on the cover of Glamour, 1968

Mia Farrow (born February 9, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. Farrow was born Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow but has always been known as Mia. She is the daughter of director John Farrow and his wife, actress Maureen O'Sullivan.

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Farrow married Frank Sinatra on July 19 1966. While working on the film Rosemary's Baby with director Roman Polanski, Sinatra served her divorce papers in front of the cast and crew. The divorce came as a surprise to Mia, who did not even know Frank was thinking of leaving her. They divorced in 1968.

Farrow married Andr預revin in 1970. They had three biological children (Matthew, Sascha, and Fletcher) together and adopted three children, Soon-Yi, Lark Song, and Daisy. They divorced in 1979.

Farrow lived with but did not marry Woody Allen, and by him had one biological son, Satchel (born in 1987, and is now called Seamus Farrow). They also adopted a son and daughter together. After their separation, Farrow accused Allen of child molestation on a U.S.-televised interview. She claimed to having witnessed Allen abusing one of their youngest adopted children. Allen became infamously tainted for a time afterward, having somewhat confirmed Farrow's accusations by his open relationship with one of her adopted teenage daughters, Soon-Yi Previn.

Farrow continued to adopt children as a sole parent, is active in agencies that encourage adoptions and is a UNICEF Special Representative. By 1994, Farrow had 14 children, 9 of them adopted: 6 from her marriage with Andr預revin (3 adopted) and 3 from her time with Woody Allen (2 adopted).

Farrow's adopted daughter Tam Farrow died of a heart ailment at age 19 in March 2000.

Trivia

  • Farrow made her film debut in a 1947 short subject with her famous mother. The short was ironically about famous mothers and their children modeling the latest fashions for families.
  • Screen-tested for the role of Liesel Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.
  • Farrow became friends with Roman Polanski and his wife Sharon Tate while filming Rosemary's Baby.
  • Woody Allen had an affair with Mia's adopted daughter Soon-Yi, and Mia accused him of molesting one of her other children. Woody is now married to Soon-Yi, and has adopted two children with her.
  • Farrow's son Seamus was enrolled at Simon's Rock College at 11 years of age. He has not spoken to or seen his father since he was 7, and is said to have a phobia of him. He reportedly does not see him as his father, just as a man who had an affair with his sister. Seamus graduated from Bard College in 2004.
  • Mia's sister, Prudence, became the subject of the Beatles song "Dear Prudence".

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