Maria de Lourdes "Mia" Villiers Farrow (born February 9, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress, activist, and former fashion model.
She first gained notice in The '60s for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the television soap opera Peyton Place, her short-lived marriage to Frank Sinatra, and her role as Rosemary in Roman Polański's Rosemary's Baby (1968). She went on to appear in several films throughout The '70s, such as The Great Gatsby (1974), and Death on the Nile (1978).
Farrow was in a relationship with actor-director Woody Allen from 1980 to 1992 and appeared in thirteen of his fourteen films over that period, from A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) to Husbands and Wives (1992). Her later film roles include The Omen (2006), the part-animated, part-live action Arthur film series (20062010) and Be Kind Rewind (2008).
Farrow is also known for her extensive work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, being involved in humanitarian activities in African countries.
Her son, Ronan Farrow, (whose father, according to Mia's own comments, is either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra) is notable for his journalism work on sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, helping to kickstart the #MeToo movement. Mia's sister, Prudence Farrow, is also notable for being the subject of The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" from The White Album.
Films with pages on TV Tropes:
- Rosemary's Baby (1968)
- The Great Gatsby (1974)
- Avalanche (1978)
- Death on the Nile (1978)
- A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
- The Last Unicorn (1982) - voice
- Zelig (1983)
- Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
- Supergirl (1984)
- The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
- Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
- Radio Days (1987)
- September (1987)
- New York Stories (1989)
- Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
- Alice (1990)
- Shadows and Fog (1991)
- Husbands and Wives (1992)
- Private Parts (1997) - cameo
- Miracle at Midnight (1998)
- The Omen (2006)
- Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)
- Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009)
- Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
- Be Kind Rewind (2008)