Farrow, Mia

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Name
Farrow, Mia Gender: F
Maria de Lourdes Villers Farrow
born on 9 February 1945 at 11:27 (= 11:27 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PWT h7w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°40' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°41 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 10°55'



Mia Farrow
photo: hdptcar from Bangui, Central African Republic, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American actress and noted family, the third of seven kids of writer-director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan. She had a bout with polio when she was nine, an experience that shaped her life from then on. Exiled to a ward in Los Angeles General Hospital, she lay on a bed among the suffering and dying. She recovered from the illness, but tragedy struck again four years later when her brother Michael died in a plane crash. Her parent's marriage suffered under that blow. While O'Sullivan revived her stage career on Broadway, John Farrow quit working and drank heavily until 1963, when he died of a heart attack at 59.

Mia was 17 and in a convent school in England. The following year she left the school for New York where she began drama training. With one off-Broadway play under her belt, she took the role of a teenager in the TV series "Peyton Place." The show became a major hit of the 1964 season, and the 19-year-old Mia, a star. Her third film, "Rosemary's Baby," was a mega success.

Before she had turned 20 she began an affair with 29-year-older Frank Sinatra. In the fall of 1964, when the press picked up on the unlikely romance between the sophisticated and debonair Sinatra and the skinny, awkward teenager, they documented every move. The couple married on 7/19/1966, Las Vegas, Nevada, for a year. Their odds were not great, with a difference in age, style and custom, conflicting careers and diametrically opposed temperaments, and by 1968, Mia took off for India to meditate with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Her spiritual quest was cut short when the guru wrapped her in his hairy arms one day during a private meditation. She returned in August 1968 to a divorce in Mexico.

Not long after, Farrow began a dalliance with the married conductor Andre Previn and had their twin sons 2/26/1970. When his divorce came final they married on 9/10/1970. In the climate of military involvement in Asia, she and Previn decided to adopt a Vietnamese war orphan. In May 1973, their baby daughter Lark Song arrived at the Paris airport.

While filming "The Great Gatsby" in 1973, Farrow became pregnant with her third son, Fletcher. A second daughter, Daisy, arrived from Saigon in 1974. Three years later, the Previn's adopted an older child who had been abandoned on the streets of Seoul, a little girl named Soon-Yi.

By 1978, the marriage had reached critical mass. Previn was steadily on tour, and Farrow was involved with the six kids. Separating from Previn, she took the kids with her to Manhattan the following year when she played in a Broadway production of "Romantic Comedy." One night after a performance, her friend Michael Caine introduced her to Woody Allen, in 1978.

They went to museums, movies and the opera, walking together all through Manhattan, the city he loved. Allen lived in a penthouse on Fifth Avenue directly across Central Park from her apartment. She felt confident and happy in the beginning about the affair they began.

In September 1980, the kids met Allen, Matthew and Sascha, Soon-Yi, Lark, Daisy, Fletcher, and Moses, whom she had adopted earlier that year. They began to spend weekends at each other's apartment, though he was uncomfortable parenting material and they never lived together as a full-time family couple. He tried, but made little connection with the kids. In 1985, they adopted Dylan and suddenly, for the first time, Woody loved a kid; the baby became central to his life. Their son Satchel was born on 12/19/1987. They also worked together fruitfully with 13 movies in their 12-year-relationship.

They began falling apart in 1989-1990, and had a huge, explosive break-up when Farrow found porno pictures in Allen's apartment of her daughter Soon-Yi with Allen on 1/13/1992. Their split was official in August 1992, complete with bitter accusations and legal volleys.

By 1997, Farrow had a total of 14 kids, ten of whom were adopted. The family was centered in an eight bedroom house in Connecticut. Her autobiography, "What Falls Away" was published in 1997. In it, she reveals much of her life, writing candidly about the traumas and joys.

Farrow's seventh adopted daughter was a blind Vietnamese orphan named Tam, believed to be ten years old when she arrived "malnourished, frightened, depressed and covered with lice." A cheerful, playful girl, Tam died at home of cardiac arrest on 3/11/2000 following a week of treatment for a heart ailment.

Farrow's daughter Lark Previn died at Brooklyn Hospital (NY) after a long illness (undisclosed but possibly related to AIDS since she had been treated previously for AIDS-related pneumonia) at age 35 on December 25, 2008. She had bee adopted by Farrow and Farrow's then-husband Andre Previn in 1973.

In 2009 she went on a 21-day hunger strike to bring attention to the situation in Darfur. She terminated her strike on May 6, 2009, nine-days shy of her goal, on a physician's advice about the effects on her health.

Six months after Farrow suffered the death of her daughter, her 66-year-old brother Patrick was found dead in his Vermont home on June 16, 2009. The cause was not immediately determined.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • parent->child relationship with Farrow, Ronan (born 19 December 1987)
  • parent->child relationship with Twins, Previn (born 26 February 1970)
  • spouse relationship with Allen, Woody (born 1 December 1935)

Events

  • Health : Medical diagnosis 9 February 1954 (Polio diagnosed on her 9th birthday)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Sibling 1958 (Brother Michael killed in accident)
  • Death of Father 1963 (Dad died of heart attack)
  • Relationship : Marriage 19 July 1966 at 5:20 PM in Las Vegas, NV (Frank Sinatra)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates August 1968 (Frank Sinatra)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 26 February 1970 (Twin sons with Previn)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 10 September 1970 (Andre Previn)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities May 1973 (Adopted first child, Lark Song)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 19 December 1987 (Satchel born with Allen)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1989 (Began falling apart with Allen)
  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 1990 (Allen had affair with adopted daughter)
  • Family : Adopted a child 23 September 1991 (Adopted Sanjay from Hanoi)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : End significant relationship August 1992 (Woody Allen, bitter split)
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  • Death of Child 11 March 2000 (Tam died of cardiac arrest at 17)
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  • Death of Child 25 December 2008 (Lark Previn, age 35)
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  • Social : Great Publicity April 2009 (Began a hunger strike)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, LMR, same in Gauquelin Book of American Charts and Contemporary American Horoscopes

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio (Age nine)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Third of seven kids)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Mom, Maureen O'Sullivan)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Father died, brother died)
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Bitter seperation with Allen)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Frank Sinatra for a year)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Frank Sinatra 29 years older)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Sinatra, Previn, Allen)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (With Andre Previn)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Twins, triplets, etc. (Twins)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Ten)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Total of 14 kids)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (hunger strike for Darfur and UN ambassador)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (What Falls Away)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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