NAME: Mia Farrow
OCCUPATION: Film Actress
BIRTH DATE: February 09, 1945 (Age: 67)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California
Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow on February 9, 1945) is an American actress, singer, humanitarian, and fashion model.
Farrow first gained wide acclaim for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the soap opera Peyton Place, and for her subsequent short-lived marriage to Frank Sinatra. An early film role, as the woman pregnant with Satan’s baby in 1968’s Rosemary’s Baby, saw her portrayal nominated for many awards.
Farrow has appeared in more than forty-five films and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe award (and seven additional Golden Globe nominations), five BAFTA Film Award nominations, and a win for best actress 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 as Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Australian film director John Farrow and Irish actress Maureen O’Sullivan.
Farrow married singer Frank Sinatra on July 19, 1966, when she was 21 and he was 50 years old. During the production of Farrow’s 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby, after she refused Sinatra’s demand that she quit the film to work on his movie The Detective, he served her with divorce papers on the Rosemary’s Baby set. The divorce was finalized in 1968.
Also in 1968, Farrow traveled to India, where she spent the early part of the year at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, studying Transcendental Meditation. Her visit received worldwide media attention due to the presence of all four members of The Beatles, Donovan, and Mike Love, as well as her sister Prudence Farrow, who inspired John Lennon to write the song “Dear Prudence”.
In 1970, Farrow married the musician André Previn. His former wife, songwriter Dory Previn, blamed Farrow for the end of her relationship with Previn and wrote a scathing song, entitled “Beware of Young Girls”, about the incident. Farrow and Previn had three biological children (twins Matthew and Sascha, born February 26, 1970, and Fletcher, born March 14, 1974). In 1973 and 1976, respectively, they adopted Vietnamese infants Lark Song and Summer “Daisy” Song (born October 6, 1974), followed by the adoption of eight-year-old Soon-Yi (born October 8, 1970) from Korea around 1978. André and Mia divorced in 1979. Lark died on Christmas Day of 2008.
In 1980, Farrow began seeing film director Woody Allen. Together they adopted Moses “Misha” Farrow (born January 27, 1978, adopted 1980) and Dylan “Eliza” Farrow (born July 11, 1985, now called Malone). On December 19, 1987, Mia gave birth to Satchel O’Sullivan Farrow, now known as Ronan Seamus Farrow. During their relationship, Farrow starred in many of Allen’s films, and several of their children also made appearances.
Farrow has set up her own website, Mia Farrow.org, which features a guide on how to get involved with Darfur activism, along with her photographs and blog entries from Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic.
In 2008, Farrow received three awards: the France Legion of Arts and Lettres award, the Refugees International McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for “extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people”; and the Tiannamen Square Award.
In 2009, Farrow was the recipient of the Leon Sullivan International Service award. She testified in the trial against former Liberian President Charles Taylor in August 2010.