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Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow; February 9, 1945) is an American actress, humanitarian, and former fashion model.
Farrow first gained wide acclaim for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the television soap opera Peyton Place and gained further recognition for her subsequent short-lived marriage to Frank Sinatra. An early film role, as Rosemary in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968), saw her nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She went on to appear in films such as John and Mary (1969), Follow Me! (1972), The Great Gatsby (1974) and Death on the Nile (1978).
Farrow dated actor-director Woody Allen from 1980 to 1992 and appeared in twelve of his thirteen films over that period, most notably Zelig (1983), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Alice (1990) and Husbands and Wives (1992). Her more recent film roles include Widows' Peak (1994), The Omen (2006), Be Kind Rewind (2008), Dark Horse (2011) and Luc Besson's Arthur series (2006–2010).
Farrow has appeared in more than 50 films and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe award, received seven additional Golden Globe nominations, three BAFTA nominations and a best actress award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Farrow is also known for her extensive humanitarian work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She is involved in humanitarian activities in Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic. In 2008, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.
Farrow was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Australian film director John Farrow and Irish actress Maureen O'Sullivan. She was raised Roman Catholic and "had 13 years of convent education with nuns". Her sisters are Prudence and the actresses Stephanie and Tisa. She had three brothers: Michael Damien (1939–1958), Patrick Joseph (1942–2009) and John Charles (born 1946). Aged two, she made her film debut in a short documentary Unusual Occupations: Film Tot Holiday (1947).
Farrow grew up in Beverly Hills, California, where she occasionally put on performances with "toy daggers and fake blood" for passing celebrity tour buses. When she was nine, she caught polio during a 500 strong outbreak in Los Angeles. She was placed in an isolation ward for three weeks and later said the experience "marked the end of my childhood".
Farrow screen-tested for the role of Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, but did not get the part. The footage has been preserved, and appears on the fortieth Anniversary Edition DVD of The Sound of Music. Farrow began her acting career by appearing in supporting roles in several 1960s films. She achieved stardom on the popular primetime soap opera Peyton Place as naive, waif-like Allison MacKenzie, a role she later abandoned at the urging of first husband Frank Sinatra. Along with her acting career, Farrow worked as a fashion model for many years.
Farrow's first leading film role was in Rosemary's Baby (1968), which was a critical and commercial success at the time and continues to be widely regarded as a classic of the horror genre. Her performance garnered numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress, and established her as a leading actress. Film critic and author Stephen Farber described her performance as having an "electrifying impact... one of the rare instances of actor and character achieving a miraculous, almost mythical match. If Ira Levin's story shrewdly taps into every pregnant woman's fears about the stranger growing inside her, Mia Farrow gives those fears an achingly real and human force". Film critic Roger Ebert noted that "the brilliance of the film comes more from Polanski's direction, and from a series of genuinely inspired performances... The characters emerge as human beings actually doing these things. A great deal of the credit for this achievement must go to Mia Farrow, as Rosemary".
Following Rosemary's Baby, Farrow was to be cast as Mattie in True Grit and was keen on the role. However, prior to filming she made Secret Ceremony in England with Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Mitchum. While filming, Mitchum told her about True Grit director Henry Hathaway having a reputation for being rude to actresses. Farrow asked producer Hal Wallis to replace Hathaway. Wallis refused and Farrow quit the role which was then given to Kim Darby. Secret Ceremony divided critics, but has gone on to develop a devoted following. Farrow's other late '60s films include John and Mary, opposite Dustin Hoffman.
In the 1970s, Farrow appeared in several films, including the thriller See No Evil (1971), French director Claude Chabrol's Docteur Popaul (1972) and The Great Gatsby (1974), in which Far
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Michael Farrow (Brother), Joseph Farrow (Brother), John Charles Farrow (Brother)
Prudence Farrow (sister) (producer), Stephanie Farrow (sister), Teresa 'Tisa' Farrow (sister) (actress)
Patrick Farrow (Brother)
Frank Sinatra (ex-husband) (singer), Andre Previn (ex-husband), Woody Allen (lover) (director) (actor), Satchel O'Sullivan Farrow (daughter), Malone Farrow (adopted daughter), Soon-Yi Previn (adopted daughter), Lark Song Previn (adopted daughter), Summer Song "Daisy" Previn (adopted daughter), Quincy Farrow (adopted daughter), Tam Farrow (adopted daughter) (deceased), Minh Farrow (adopted daughter), Thaddeus Farrow (adopted son), Isiah Farrow (adopted son), Fletcher Previn (adopted son), Sascha Villiers Previn (adopted son), Matthew Phineas Previn (adopted son), Moses Previn (adopted son)
Dylan Farrow (daughter) (adopted), Roman Farrow (son) (adopted), Kaelin-Sheah Farrow (daughter) (adopted), Gabriel Farrow (son) (adopted)
María de Lourdes Villiers Farrow (born February 9, 1945), known professionally as Mia Farrow, is an American actress, activist and former fashion model.
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