Woody Allen; Mia Farrow

1 portrait of Mia Farrow

Woody Allen; Mia Farrow, by Terry O'Neill, 1989 - NPG x126154 - © Iconic IMages/Terry O’Neill

© Iconic IMages/Terry O’Neill

Woody Allen; Mia Farrow

by Terry O'Neill
digital R-type colour print from original transparency, 1989
15 1/4 in. x 15 1/2 in. (387 mm x 394 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x126154

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Sittersback to top

  • Woody Allen (1935-), Actor, writer and film director. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Mia Farrow (1945-), Actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Terry O'Neill (1938-), Photographer. Artist of 77 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Allen began his relationship with Farrow in 1980. The couple starred together in Hannah and her Sisters (1986) and Husbands and Wives (1992). They separated in 1992. Farrow's previous husbands were Frank Sinatra (1966-8) and André Previn (1970-8). Allen married Soon-Yi Previn, Farrow's adopted daughter in 1997.

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Current affairs

96 people are crushed to death at the Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield. The accident took place when a swarm of Liverpool fans were all let into the stadium at once. Supporters and police had no idea that the incoming crowds were crushing people against a fence used to prevent pitch-invasions. Following the Taylor Report into the incident standing terraces and fences between fans and pitch were banned.

Art and science

Following the publication of Anglo-Indian writer Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses in 1988, the leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, announces that the book is 'blasphemous against Islam' and places a fatwah (death sentence) on Rushdie, who is forced into hiding for several years.


The Berlin Wall is dismantled, reunifying East and West Germany and symbolising the end of the Cold War. Following a decision to allow East Berliners to cross the border with valid visas, crowds swarmed the border crossings. Guards soon gave up trying to stop them, and the physical dismantlement of the wall soon began.
Approximately 2,000 Chinese demonstrators are massacred in Tiananmen Square while protesting against the government.

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