Mia Farrow’s friendship with Salvador Dali

I wasn’t aware of this up until recently but Mia Farrow was a very good friend of Salvador Dali. Their friendship began shortly after Mia’s father died of a heart attack in 1963 and lasted until the painter’s death and the actress said numerous times that he helped her get a new perspective on life, including her acting.

It is said that Dalí labeled it ”mythical suicide” when Mia Farrow allowed Vidal Sassoon to chop off her hair in 1966 and this is what she had to say about him in Time Magazine: ‘We lunched on butterfly wings and toured New York City with garbage collectors. He judged sex to be too violent–and showers too.’ But this seems to be a misconception since “Mia Farrow cut off her long hair herself while she was on “Peyton Place”. She received a written scolding from producer Paul Monash. That was when Dali weighed in. She had not yet married Frank Sinatra. It was later, as a publicity stunt for “Rosemary’s Baby”, that Vidal Sassoon gave it a token trim for the benefit of the press.”

I would like to thank Jill Teresa Farmer for her input and correction!

Here are some shots I found, the first one dates back to 1967, the other two are undated.

All rights go to the photographer of these images. I am not the author.

 

NB – Check out this portrait of Luis Bunuel by Salvador Dali: https://kinoimages.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/in-1924-salvador-dali-did-a-portrait-of/

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Kinofrau

Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

5 thoughts on “Mia Farrow’s friendship with Salvador Dali”

  1. Enjoyed your post! Just one thing – Mia Farrow cut off her long hair herself while she was on “Peyton Place”. She received a written scolding from producer Paul Monash. That was when Dali weighed in. She had not yet married Frank Sinatra. It was later, as a publicity stunt for “Rosemary’s Baby”, that Vidal Sassoon gave it a token trim for the benefit of the press. I am seeing this mistake more and more, so you probably found it on what most people would consider a reputable site. I have seen some huge mistakes about Ms. Farrow’s life both in print and on the internet since the Sinatra 100th anniversary. Keep writing – I enjoy your style!

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