María de Lourdes Villiers “Mia” Farrow (/məˈriːə di ˈlʊərdz ˈvɪljərz ˈfæroʊ/; born February 9, 1945) is an American actress, activist, and former fashion model. Farrow has appeared in more than 50 films and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award and three BAFTA Award nominations. Farrow is also known for her extensive work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, including 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.
The eldest daughter of Australian director John Farrow and Irish actress Maureen O’Sullivan, Farrow had a strict Catholic upbringing in Beverly Hills, California. After working as a fashion model during her teenage years, she first noticed her role as Allison MacKenzie in the television soap opera Peyton Place (1964–1966). Her credited feature film debut in Guns at Batasi (1964) earned her a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year, and she gained further recognition for her subsequent two-year marriage to Frank Sinatra, whom she married at age 21. Farrow’s portrayal of Rosemary Woodhouse in the horror film Rosemary’s Baby (1968) earned her a nomination for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She received a third Golden Globe nomination for her role in John and Mary (1969).
The early life of Mia Farrow:
María de Lourdes Villiers Farrow was born February 9, 1945, in Los Angeles, California, the third child and eldest daughter of Australian film director John Farrow and Irish actress Maureen O’Sullivan. She is one of seven children, with older brothers Michael Damien, Patrick’s younger brother John Charles, and younger sisters Prudence, Stephanie, and Tisa. Her godparents were director George Cukor and columnist Louella Parsons.
What did Frank Sinatra do to Mia Farrow?
As legend has it, Sinatra had the divorce papers drawn up when Farrow refused to walk off of Rosemary’s Baby’s set in favor of a flick he was working. Sinatra was looking for a stay-at-home wife, not a Hollywood starlet. Farrow was looking to make a name for herself as someone other than Sinatra’s love. For more information about celebrities, details about movies, web series, etc. Stay tuned here.