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Mia Farrow is an American actress who starred in Rosemary's Baby. She dated Woody Allen for more than a decade before the relationship ended in scandal.
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Mia Farrow was born on February 9, 1945, in Los Angeles, California, to John Farrow and Maureen O'Sullivan. She starred in the classic film Rosemary's Baby. Farrow was married to Frank Sinatra, Andre Previn and was involved with Woody Allen before it was revealed that Allen had engaged in sexual relations with Farrow's adopted daughter. In 2009,
"We never really split up."
[about Frank Sinatra, to whom she was married from 1966 to 1968]
Farrow testified against former Liberian President, Charles Taylor.
Mia Farrow was born on February 9, 1945, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan. Farrow is known for her roles in such films as Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Great Gatsby (1974) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).
Although she had a bit part in her father's film John Paul Jones (1959), Farrow began to seriously pursue acting as a career in 1963 with her theatrical debut in an off-Broadway production of The Importance of Earnest. The next year, she became a television star, portraying Alison Mackenzie in the nighttime drama Peyton Place.
After two years on the show, Farrow left to do movies. She has often portrayed vulnerable characters. In Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, Farrow starred as a woman who finds herself surrounded by Satanists and impregnated by the devil. For The Great Gatsby (1974), she played Daisy Buchanan opposite Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby.
In the 1980s, Mia Farrow began her collaboration with director Woody Allen both on and off-screen. She appeared in several of Allen's films, including The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Husbands and Wives (1992).
A well-regarded, but underrated actress, Farrow has received more attention for her personal life than her talents. She was married to Frank Sinatra from 1966 to 1968. Farrow later married Andre Previn in 1970; they have three children together as well as three daughters they adopted during their marriage. The couple divorced in 1979. She had one child with Allen, and Allen adopted two more children with her. The couple split in 1992 after Farrow discovered that Allen and her adopted daughter, were involved in a sexual relationship. Allen and Farrow have been estranged since Allen's and Soon-Yi's marriage in 1997.
After their relationship ended, Farrow and Allen engaged in a bitter custody battle, with Farrow eventually winning sole custody of their children and Allen being forced to pay $3 million to her. Besides her children with Previn and Allen, Farrow has also adopted children on her own.
In 2000, her adopted daughter, Tam Farrow, died of a long protracted illness. In December of 2008, Farrow faced tragedy again when her adopted daughter, Lark Song Previn, died of undisclosed circumstances. On June 15, 2009, Farrow's brother, artist Patrick Farrow, was found dead in his New York art gallery. Suspicious circumstances surround his death, but police have not revealed details.
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