Throwback Thursday: Classic Beauty, Mia Farrow

This week we honor classic beauty Mia Farrow.

The actress first rose to fame thanks to her role on popular soap opera Peyton's Place. Her notoriety grew after she married the legendary Frank Sinatra and starred in the legendary horror film Rosemary's Baby. The actress would go on to star in many movies and became a proud supporter of UNICEF as well.

Now in her 60's, Farrow is still a source of inspiration to both starlets in Hollywood as well as women everywhere. The actress's famous short pixie crop made headlines when it was first cut and continues to be an iconic look in hair history.

Popular belief had us all assuming for the longest that famed hair stylist Vidal Sassoon was the genius behind this famous haircut, but Mia set the record straight and informed us all years later with who should really be credited with its creation.

It turns out Farrow made the cut herself!

"I intend no disrespect to Mr. Sassoon, but he had nothing to do with my haircut," Farrow wrote in a letter to the New York Times.

And if you're wondering if Farrow possessed formal hairstylist training and the latest tools to create her fabulous look, think again.

"I had literally cut it myself earlier that year - with a pair of fingernail scissors - while working on the Peyton Place TV series at Fox Studios. This was long before I ever heard of Vidal Sassoon. My then-boyfriend, Frank Sinatra, loved the cut, and so I kept it short."

So why has Vidal Sassoon gotten the credit for Mia's hair for so long?

"Vidal Sassoon is mentioned in the book 'Rosemary's Baby' and the film," Farrow explained. "So, Paramount decided to stage a photo shoot in which Mr. Sassoon trimmed my 1 1/2-inch hair to 1 inch. The whole event was taken in good spirits. (I wore a wig during the earlier scenes.)"

How cool is it that such a famous hairstyle was created by the woman who wore it? Emma Watson, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Michelle Williams all have Mia to thank for their pixie power!

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