July 2013 – Actress, Humanitarian, Mia Farrow



Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow; February 9, 1945) is an American actress, singer, humanitarian, and former fashion model.

Farrow first gained wide acclaim for her role as Allison MacKenzie in the soap opera Peyton Place (1964–1969) and gained further recognition for her subsequent short-lived marriage to Frank Sinatra. An early film role, as Rosemary in Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968), saw her nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She went on to appear in films such as John and Mary (1969), Follow Me! (1972),The Great Gatsby (1974) and Death on the Nile (1978).

Farrow dated actor-director Woody Allen from 1980 to 1992 and appeared in twelve of his thirteen films over that period, most notablyZelig (1983), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Radio Days (1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Alice (1990) and Husbands and Wives (1992). Her more recent film roles include Widows’ Peak (1994), The Omen(2006), Be Kind Rewind (2008), Dark Horse (2011) and Luc Besson’sArthur series (2006–2010).

Farrow has appeared in more than 50 films and won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe award, received seven additional Golden Globe nominations, three BAFTA nominations and a best actress award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.[1] Farrow is also known for her extensive humanitarian work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She is involved in humanitarian activities in Darfur, Chad, and the Central African Republic. In 2008, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.

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LnL Questionnaire

Your favourite virtue?
Honesty. Courage. Loyalty.

Your favourite qualities in a man?
Same as above- plus curiosity, intelligence, a moral compass and a wicked sense of humor

Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Your main characteristic?
I’m persistent and reasonably resourceful. Pretty even tempered. I laugh a lot.

What draws you most to your friends?
Same as fav qualities

Given the opportunity what would you most like to change
humans- so that we would have a more just, equitable, empathic, responsible and respectful world

I would love to write brilliant fiction & compose 11 immortal violin concert

Who would you most like to take out for dinner?
Eleanor Roosevelt, Colette Leonardo daVinci, Bertrand Russell, franz Kafka, Haluki Murakami

Your idea of happiness?
Peace  & justice for all

What is your favourite way of spending the day?
Reading. Travel in Africa, Playing w grandchildren, Dinner w friends

Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?
Dr.Paul Farmer on my list of heroes – his is a life I admire without limits. If i could wave a wand and live again, and be wise and smart enough- his life would be would be the template.   And he still going strong, transforming lives: here where he teaches, and in Haiti and in Rwanda where he continues to establish state of the art healthcare

Where would you most like to live?
Where I am now. Or in the West of Ireland

Who is your favourite author?
Thomas Mann, Kafka, Garcia Marquez,  im swept away by Murakami right now. And David Mitchell. But what about Dante? this is not an answerable question. I think if Edna O’Brien had stayed in Ireland she would be appropriately revered today

Who is your favourite poet?
WB Yeats

Your favourite painters?

Who is your favourite composer?
Bach and Mahler

What is your favourite Film?
DeSicca: Miracle in Milan, Bunuel: Exterminating Angel

Your favourite food?

Your favourite drink?
Chocolate milkshake

Who do you most admire?
Those who did what was right no matter what.
for example:

  • Martin Luther king
  • Miep Gies
  • Vaclav Havel
  • Raoul Wallenberg

What is your present state of mind?
Happy. Grateful.

For what fault have you most toleration?

Your favourite motto?
With knowledge come responsibility



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