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Also Known As: Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills Died:
Born: April 18, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, singer

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The middle child of actor John Mills and writer Mary Hayley Bell, blonde, blue-eyed Hayley Mills became the epitome of English wholesomeness in the early 1960s in a series of Disney films. She first came to attention with a highly-praised turn as a pre-teen murder witness in "Tiger Bay" (1959), opposite her father. Based on this strong debut, Walt Disney signed Mills to a five-year contract, putting her in a series of sweet, ingratiating innocents ranging from "Pollyanna" (1960), for which she earned a special juvenile Academy Award to a dual role of twins trying to reunite their divorced parents in "The Parent Trap" (1961). She also co-starred as one of three children who discover an escaped convict and believe he is Jesus Christ in Bryan Forbes' "Whistle Down the Wind" (1961), adapted from a novel by her mother. After playing a perturbing student at a convent school who reforms in "The Trouble With Angels" (1966), directed by Ida Lupino, Mills shocked the Establishment and shed her pure image with a celebrated nude scene in "The Family Way" (also 1966). That she also married a man three-decades her senior, producer-director Roy Boulting, changed the direction of her career. ...

The middle child of actor John Mills and writer Mary Hayley Bell, blonde, blue-eyed Hayley Mills became the epitome of English wholesomeness in the early 1960s in a series of Disney films. She first came to attention with a highly-praised turn as a pre-teen murder witness in "Tiger Bay" (1959), opposite her father. Based on this strong debut, Walt Disney signed Mills to a five-year contract, putting her in a series of sweet, ingratiating innocents ranging from "Pollyanna" (1960), for which she earned a special juvenile Academy Award to a dual role of twins trying to reunite their divorced parents in "The Parent Trap" (1961). She also co-starred as one of three children who discover an escaped convict and believe he is Jesus Christ in Bryan Forbes' "Whistle Down the Wind" (1961), adapted from a novel by her mother. After playing a perturbing student at a convent school who reforms in "The Trouble With Angels" (1966), directed by Ida Lupino, Mills shocked the Establishment and shed her pure image with a celebrated nude scene in "The Family Way" (also 1966). That she also married a man three-decades her senior, producer-director Roy Boulting, changed the direction of her career.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 2 B Perfectly Honest (2004) Terry
3.
 Troll in Central Park, A (1993) Voice Of Hilary
4.
 Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989) Sharon Evers; Susan Evers Wyatt
5.
 Parent Trap III (1989) Sharon Evers; Susan Evers
6.
 Appointment With Death (1988) Miss Quinton
7.
 Deadly Strangers (1974)
8.
 Endless Night (1972) Ellie Thompson
9.
10.
 Take a Girl Like You (1970) Jenny
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Milestones close milestones

1959:
Feature film debut, "Tiger Bay"
1960:
First Disney film "Pollyanna"; received juvenile Academy Award
1961:
Played a dual role as twins in "The Parent Trap"
1961:
Starred in "Whistle Down the Wind," adapted from a novel by her mother Mary Hayley Bell
1965:
Starred in the hit family film "That Darn Cat!"
1966:
Filmed first nude scene in "The Family Way"
1969:
Stage acting debut in the title role of "Peter Pan" in London
1972:
Last feature for 16 years, "Endless Nights"
:
Co-starred with Leigh Lawson in the West End production of "A Touch of Spring"
1981:
Starred in acclaimed British series "The Flame Trees of Thika" (aired in U.S. on PBS in 1982)
1982:
Starred in the London production of "Talley's Folly"
1986:
Reprised her childhood dual role of twins in the Disney Channel TV-movie "The Parent Trap II"
1988:
Starred in the Disney Channel series "Good Morning, Miss Bliss"
1988:
Returned to features in the ensemble cast of "Appointment With Death"
1989:
Again reprised her dual role as twins in "Parent Trap III" and "Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon" (both NBC)
1991:
Toured Australia playing Anna in "The King and I"
1992:
Appeared with sister Juliet in "Fallen Angels" by Noel Coward; toured Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.
1994:
Provided a character voice for the animated film "A Troll in Central Park"
:
Headed a North American touring company of "The King and I"
2000:
Made off-Broadway debut in Noel Coward's "A Suite in Two Keys"
2004:
Cast in "2BPerfectlyHonest" opposite Andrew McCarthy and John Turturro
2007:
Joined the cast of British drama series "Wild at Heart" (ITV)
2011:
Landed supporting role in the family film "Foster"
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Education

Elmhurst Ballet School: Camberly , Surrey -

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Roy Boulting. Producer, director. Married in 1971; separated in 1975; divorced in 1977; born in 1913.
companion:
Leigh Lawson. Actor. Father of Mills' son Jason; together in the early 1980s; later married actress-model Twiggy.
companion:
Marcus Mclaine. Musician. Brother of actor Maxwell Caulfield (who is married to Mills' sister); no longer together; born c. 1963.

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father:
John Mills. Actor. Won the 1970 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
mother:
Mary Hayley Bell Lady Mills. Novelist, playwright. Wrote the novel on which "Whistle Down the Wind' was based.
sister:
Juliet Mills. Actor. Born on November 21, 1941; best-known for starring in the TV sitcom "Nanny and the Professor"; married to actor Maxwell Caulfield.
brother:
Jonathan Mills. Screenwriter, producer. Born in 1949.
son:
Crispian Boulting. Musician. Born on January 18, 1973; father Roy Boulting; lead singer of rock band Kula Shaker.
son:
Jason Lawson. Born c. 1976; father, Leigh Lawson.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"My God: Letters from the Famous on God and the Life Hereafter Pelham Books

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