Mia Farrow's Trim - Mia Farrow, who
portrayed the popular heroine Allison Mackenzie on the prime time
soap opera PEYTON PLACE/ABC/1964‑69, cut her blond hair (that hung
halfway down her back) to less than a few inches in length prior to
her marriage to Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas on July 19, 1966. Her
daring decision shocked and astounded her fans all over the world.
Reportedly, she cut her hair in imitation of Julie Harris'
hairstyle in the film The Member of the Wedding (1952) and
wore her pixie cut in the British spy melodrama A Dandy in Aspic
On the March 11, 1997 installment of THE TONIGHT SHOW Mia Farrow
told host Jay Leno that she was "Mystified then and mystified now"
about all of the fuss she attracted for cutting her hair. After all,
she "just wanted a change."
In her book "What Falls Away: A Memoir" (Doubleday, 1997 p. 107)
Mia said, "There was wild speculation as to why I'd done it; some
said it was to spite Frank and back in New York, Dali (Salvador),
never one to minimize, labeled it 'mythical suicide'."
Modern Screen Magazine Cover Shot
Cast Photograph from Peyton Place Series
TV Guide Magazine Front Cover
Mia Farrow with long hair
In the 1990s, a crop of copy cat haircuts similar to Farrow's
cap-tight blond bob could be seen on such Hollywood celebrities as
Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger, Gail O'Grady, Kristin Scott Thomas and
The new craze started in 1995 when Josie Bissett, then starring
as Jane on MELROSE PLACE cut off her golden locks. Then Teri Hatcher
of LOIS AND CLARK soon followed by cutting her long brunette
tresses. Both Teri and Josie had their hair cut by Laurent Dufourg
of Prive Salon who was known in Tinseltown as the "Stylist to the
Again, in 2003, celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Cyndi Lauper and
Sharon Stone began sporting a fresh and energetic "Pixie" short cut
hair style. William George, stylist and owner of the James Joseph
Salon in Boston commented on the trend with "This cut makes more
mature women look younger, and younger women look more daring."
TRIVIA NOTE: Mia Farrow and her
sister, Prudence attended a religious retreat in India with the
Beatles to see a Guru during their "flower power" days in the 1960s.
While there, Prudence was acting like a stick-in-the-mud and had to
be coaxed to "come out and play" which inspired John Lennon to write
the song "Dear Prudence"
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