Mia Farrow was born into a showbiz family in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1945. Her mother, Maureen O’Sullivan was a popular film and TV actress and her father, John Villiers Farrow was an Australian film director.
Farrow worked as a fashion model for many years before she got her start in acting. She starred in two small roles before really getting her start in the primetime soap opera, Peyton Place in 1964.
The actress then moved on to star in classic films such as Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Great Gatsby (1974), and numerous Woody Allen films in the 1980s and early 1990s. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe eight times, and won her first nomination in 1965 for Most Promising Newcomer.
The L.A.-native became heavily involved in activism in 2000 when she became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She has been a high-profile advocate for human rights in Africa, specifically Darfur, and has taken many trips to the region to complete humanitarian work.
The do-gooder was married to Frank Sinatra in July 1966 when she was only 21 years old and he was 50. The two divorced two years later. In September 1970 she married composer Andre Previn, and they were together until 1979.
The actress began a relationship with director Woody Allen in 1979 that ended in 1992 when Farrow alleged that her daughter Dylan, age three at the time, had been sexually abused by Allen. In February 2014, Farrow’s daughter renewed her claims in a New York Times blog post by Nicholas Kristof.
She has a total of 13 living children (four biological, nine adopted).