Mia Farrow’s Siblings: A Life in the Shadow of Hollywood

Mia Farrow is a big deal in Hollywood.

She’s been in more than 50 movies, worked as a model, and fights for human rights.

She’s also part of UNICEF, helping kids around the world.

Back in 2008, Times magazine even called her one of the most influential people on the planet.

Growing up, Mia had famous parents—her mom was an actress, and her dad was a director.

So, it’s no surprise she ended up in showbiz.

Throughout her life, the media has been interested in her stuff—her love life, her kids (some adopted, some biological), you name it.

Now, let’s talk about her brothers and sisters.

Ever wondered if they’re as famous as her? Now let’s find out ;

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Farrow (far left) with her family, 1950.


Michael Damien Villiers Farrow

Maureen O’Sullivan and director John Farrow had their first child, Michael Damien Villiers Farrow.

Sadly, Michael died in a plane crash over the San Fernando Valley in 1958 while the Farrow family was in Spain filming John Paul Jones.

At the time, Mia Farrow was 13 years old.

The crash occurred when two private planes collided in the air over the San Fernando Valley.

Ron Walrod, Michael’s former roommate, helped identify him by describing tattoos on his right arm to the police.

The collision happened at around 600 feet in clear weather, and the planes landed about 200 yards apart near the airport.

Authorities found that Michael had a student flying certificate.

Interesting Fact

The loss of her brother led to Mia Farrow’s father drinking heavily, causing strain in his relationship with her mother.

Farrow recalls witnessing violent arguments between her parents at their home in Chelsea.

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Michael Damien.


Theresa Magdalena Villiers Farrow

Tisa Farrow, also known as Theresa Magdalena Villiers Farrow, is Mia Farrow’s youngest sister.

Their mom is actress Maureen O’Sullivan and their dad is writer-director John Farrow.

Tisa went to a strict Catholic school, just like her siblings.

She started at New Lincoln School in New York City but left during her eleventh year.

After leaving school, she worked as a waitress and tried out for commercials.

However, she faced rejection because some people didn’t like her sister Mia.

Her first film role was in “Homer,” and she had a small part in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” (1979).

Then, from 1979 to 1980, she starred in three Italian films, which boosted her career.

But after 1980, Tisa decided to quit acting and become a nurse in Vermont.

Fun Fact:

Tisa struggled to make it in the film industry because people always compared her to her famous sister, Mia.

Even as a kid, she dreamed of making her movies.

 Patrick Joseph Villiers Farrow

Patrick Joseph Farrow was the second son of Maureen O’Sullivan, an actress, and John Villiers Farrow, a writer, director, and producer.

He taught himself art.

In 1967, he showed his art in Beverly Hills.

He moved to Vermont in 1964 and married Susan Hartwell Erb in 1966.

He got a Christian church in Castleton, Vermont, in 1993 and made it into a home, studio, and gallery.

His public art “Frisbee” is at Middlebury College.

Another is in Rutland called “Leash.”

Patrick Farrow was found dead from a gunshot in his home on June 15, 2009.

It was ruled a suicide.

Did You Know?

The sculpture “Frisbee” was given to Middlebury College by Gary Merrill, a famous American actor in the mid-90s.

Stephanie Margarita Villiers Farrow

Stephanie Margarita Farrow, daughter of Maureen O’Sullivan and John Farrow, had a successful career in Hollywood.

She began acting in 1983 in the Nastassja Kinski play “Exposed” and later appeared in Woody Allen’s comedy “Zelig.”

Despite her acting career, there’s limited information available about Stephanie.

Fun Fact:

In episode 1 of the docuseries Allen v. Farrow (2021), a picture of Berry Berenson is mistakenly labeled as Stephanie, highlighting a controversy surrounding Mia Farrow and Woody Allen.

Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow

An infographic with facts with Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow, PHOTO CREDIT: Siblingpedia.


Prudence Anne Villiers Farrow, the second daughter of actress Maureen O’Sullivan and writer-director John Farrow, is Mia Farrow’s closest sister.

Prudence Farrow is widely known as the top Yoga teacher in the USA.

She discovered the Transcendental Meditation method (TM) at UCLA in 1966 and practiced it with The Beatles and their teacher Maharishi Yogi.

In December 1969, Prudence Farrow married educator Albert Morrill Bruns.

After her children grew up, she pursued higher education at the University of California, Berkeley, earning her BA, MA, and Ph.D. in Asian studies.

She worked as an elementary school teacher and later ventured into film production, serving as a production assistant for the popular film “The Muppets Took Manhattan” in 1984.

During the 2000s, Prudence Farrow focused on writing and producing numerous magazine articles on Asian studies, world religions, healthy living, and Ayurveda.

Fun Fact:
Prudence Farrow inspired the song “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles.

 Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow

Mia Farrow, whose real name is Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow, is the daughter of actress Maureen O’Sullivan and writer-director John Farrow.

As a kid, Mia would put on shows for tourists with toy weapons and fake blood.

She had a tough time growing up, especially after she got polio when she was nine.

Her first movie role was in her dad’s film, but things changed when her dad passed away in 1963.

Her mom moved the family to New York City.

Mia tried modeling and then moved on to Broadway.

She got married to Frank Sinatra for a few years and then to André Previn.

During her time with Previn, they adopted three girls from Vietnam and had three boys together.

After they split up, she dated Woody Allen and had a son with him.

She also adopted more kids.

But things got messy in the ’90s when Mia found out Woody Allen was having a relationship with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.

They went to court, and Mia got custody of their kids.

Mia didn’t stop acting but focused more on being a mom and helping out with charity work.

She became a UNICEF ambassador and traveled to Africa with her son, Ronan, who is a journalist.

Did you know?

In 1971, Mia Farrow became the first American actress invited to perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company, a famous theater group from England.

John Charles Villiers Farrow

John Charles Villiers Farrow, the third son of Maureen O’Sullivan and John Farrow, is an actor.

He became famous for his role in the 1959 movie “John Paul Jones” and also appeared on a TV show called “To Tell the Truth” in 1956.

He was one of two contestants who pretended to be Olympic swimmer Don Schollander.

In 2012, John Charles Farrow, then 67 years old, was found guilty and convicted.

Two men accused him of sexually abusing them when they were kids between 2000 and 2008.

The court sentenced him to 25 years in prison, 15 years of which were suspended.

Wrap -Up

Mia Farrow is a big star in Hollywood.

She’s been in lots of movies, worked as a model, and fought for people’s rights.

She’s also part of UNICEF, helping kids worldwide.

Growing up, her parents were famous too.

Her siblings have their own stories, from tragedy to success.

They all add to the Farrow family’s interesting history in movies and helping others.


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