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Daughter of John Farrow and Maureen O'Sullivan.

Sister of John Charles Farrow, Prudence Farrow, Stephanie Farrow, Tisa Farrow, Patrick Farrow and 'Michael Farrow'.

Was on the first cover of People Magazine.

John Lennon wrote "Dear Prudence" for her younger sister Prudence Farrow.

Auditoned for the role of Liesl in The Sound of Music (1965).

Hit #111 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts with "Lullaby from Rosemary's Baby" in August of 1968.

The first American actress to be accepted as a member of London's prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company.

Her godparents were gossip columnist Louella Parsons and famed director George Cukor.

Refused to cooperate with request that clips from some of her performances in Woody Allen films could be used for upcoming Turner Classic Movies tribute to the director, her ex-lover since infamous breakup in 1992. [April 2002]

Mia and her family live in huge rent-controlled apartment building right next door to Manhattan's legendary Dakota apartment house, which starred as the devilish locale in Rosemary's Baby (1968). Dakota is also the building where her friend, John Lennon, lived and in front of which he was shot to death.

Her mother attended private school with fellow actress Vivien Leigh, and Leigh gave Farrow's career a push when she made her off-Broadway debut playing Cecily in a New York revival of "The Importance of Being Earnest". Leigh put out personal phone calls to make sure that agents and casting directors saw the show.

She is a UNICEF Special Representative.

Daughter Mallone attends Bard College, class of 2007.

Was one of the bridesmaids when Liza Minnelli married David Gest in a lavish ceremony on March 16, 2002.

Her father was born in Australia, and had English ancestry. Her mother was born in Ireland, and had Irish, as well as Scottish and English, ancestry.

Was the voice of the Unicorn/Amalthia in the 1982 animated version of The Last Unicorn (1982) and will be portraying the Molly Grue character in the up coming live action remake set for 2006.

Contracted Polio at the age of nine.

Is portrayed by Nina Siemaszko in Sinatra (1992) and by Patsy Kensit in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995).

Former stepmother of Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr.

Returned to the New York stage in September 2005 to appear off-Broadway in the play, "Fran's Bed." Mia Farrow's performance was widely praised by NY critics.

Her former step-children, Frank Sinatra Jr. (b. 1944), and Nancy Sinatra (b. 1940) were older than her.

Elder brother Michael (born 1939) perished in a 1958 plane crash while taking flying lessons.

In 1992, she accused Woody Allen of molesting their adopted daughter Dylan, then aged 7. The lead doctor of Yale-New Haven Hospital Child Sexual Abuse Clinic's investigation into the allegations, Dr. John Leventhal, gave sworn testimony via a deposition that, in his opinion, Dylan either invented the story under the stress of living in a volatile and unhealthy home or that it was planted in her mind by Farrow. Dylan -- who changed her name to Eliza in 1993, then to Malone in 2003 -- recounted the alleged sexual assault in a 2014 New York Times article. Allen has never been charged. The estranged son Allen and Farrow adopted together, Moses Farrow, became a family therapist and told author Eric Lax in 2017 that Farrow had brainwashed Dylan/Eliza/Malone and coached her to make the allegations.

Sent to convent school in London after expressing interest in becoming an actress.

Friends with singer Carly Simon.

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her roles in the films Arthur and the Invisibles (2006) and The Omen (2006), however, she failed to receive a nomination. Had she gotten the nomination, it would have been her first in 24 years. She was previously nominated for Worst Actress for her performance in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), at the 1983 Razzie Awards.

In February of 2007 - as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador - she toured the Central African Republic and Chad for a week each. Her goal was to bring worldwide attention to those impoverished African countries.

Turned down the role of Mattie Ross in the 1969 now classic True Grit (1969) opposite John Wayne, a decision she now cites as the worst mistake she has made in her career.

Mia has 15 children. She has three biological children with André Previn: twin sons Matthew Phineas and Sascha Villiers (born February 26, 1970), and Fletcher Farrow Previn (born March 14, 1974). She adopted three children while married to Previn: Soon-Yi Previn, Lark Song and Summer Song (aka Daisy Previn). She has one biological child with Woody Allen: Satchel O'Sullivan Farrow (now known as Ronan Farrow, born December 19, 1987). She adopted two children while with Allen: Moses Farrow (aka Misha), Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow (aka Mallone). She has adopted six children as a single mother: Tam Farrow, Isaiah Justus Farrow, Quincy Farrow (aka Kaeli-Shea Farrow), Frankie-Minh Farrow, Thaddeus W. Farrow and Gabriel Wilk Farrow. Tam Farrow died in March of 2000 at age 19 of a heart ailment. Lark died on Christmas day 2008 at age 35.

When Farrow first met husband-to-be Frank Sinatra in 1964, she was 19 and he 48, a fact that prompted Dean Martin to quip that he owned a bottle of Scotch older than Farrow.

At one time, was scheduled to star in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) with Geneviève Bujold. The film was eventually made with Glenda Jackson and Vanessa Redgrave in the leads.

In 2008, she was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

Natasha Richardson was the godmother of two of Mia's adopted children.

On March 22, 2009, Mia attended the funeral of her good friend and Widows' Peak (1994) costar, Natasha Richardson.

After André Previn left his second wife Dory Previn for Farrow, Dory wrote the song "Beware of Young Girls" in response.

At one time, was scheduled to star in Thelma & Louise (1991) as Thelma, with Jane Fonda as Louise. But two writers' strikes, one in 1981 and another in 1988 left the project into development hell. The film was eventually made with Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, and became a box office success.

Her brother, Patrick Farrow, 66, a sculptor who was the older brother of the actress, was found late Monday night, 15 June 2009, after he committed suicide by shooting himself at his home in Castleton, Vt.

Daughter Lark Previn contracted HIV in her 20s, claiming she caught it from a dirty needle at a tattoo parlor. Both of Lark's children, Sara and Christine, were also born with the virus.

Discovered that partner Woody Allen was in a relationship with her daughter Soon-Yi Previn when she came across nude photos of Soon-Yi taken in Allen's East Side duplex in early 1992.

Friend Margaret Roach is godmother of Mia's daughter Lark.

Was introduced to former partner Woody Allen by Michael Caine at New York restaurant Elaine's.

She and Woody Allen maintained separate residences during their 12 year relationship. Her apartment was half a mile across Central Park from his East Side duplex.

Son Moses Farrow has cerebral palsy.

Has been an advocate for action to stop the genocide in Darfur. She asked Steven Spielberg to quit his planned direction of the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, due to China's strong support for the Sudanese government; Mr. Spielberg did walk away from the assignment after discussing the issue with Farrow.

In March 2011, she was among those listed in Newsweek Magazine's 'Women Who Shake the World'.

Had a fistfight with co-star Timothy Bottoms on the set of Hurricane (1979) resulting in sixteen stitches.

She appeared in thirteen films directed by her then boyfriend Woody Allen: A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982), Zelig (1983), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), September (1987), Another Woman (1988), New York Stories (1989), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Alice (1990), Shadows and Fog (1991) and Husbands and Wives (1992).

She played the daughter of her real life mother Maureen O'Sullivan in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).

Her younger sister Stephanie Farrow played her sister in both Zelig (1983) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985).

She made her film debut in John Paul Jones (1959), which was the final film directed by her father John Farrow.

Dear friend of Sharon Tate and was extremely devastated by her 1969 murder. Mia and Sharon were both pregnant at the same time.

Childhood friend of Liza Minnelli and Candice Bergen.

Her first husband Frank Sinatra had intended for her to star opposite him in his film The Detective (1968). Her film Rosemary's Baby (1968) was running over schedule and so she refused his offer. Jacqueline Bisset was cast in the role instead and Sinatra's lawyer served Farrow divorce papers on the set of Rosemary's Baby (1968).

She played Patsy Kensit's mother in The Great Gatsby (1974). Kensit later played Farrow in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995).

She appeared in four films with Dianne Wiest: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). All four were written and directed by Woody Allen.

She has appeared in four films with Sam Waterston: The Great Gatsby (1974), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), September (1987) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). Of these four, only The Great Gatsby (1974) was not directed by Woody Allen. It was directed by Jack Clayton.

Made headlines after telling Vanity Fair magazine that her son Ronan Farrow was "possibly" fathered by Frank Sinatra. [October 2013]

Son Thaddeus committed suicide in September 2016.

Biologically, she has six granddaughters (from her sons by Previn), and many more grandchildren via her adopted kids.

Wrote a character reference for Roman Polanski when he was on trial for forcibly sodomizing a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

Her married brother John Charles Farrow was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2013 for homosexual child molestation. Mia has not commented on the case involving her brother.

In addition to American, she also has Irish and Australian citizenship.