Hayley Mills

Actor, Singer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1946 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (38)

Foster 2010 (Movie)

Mrs Lange (Actor)

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

2 B Perfectly Honest 2003 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Deborah Kerr: Getting to Know Her 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Hayley Mills 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Troll in Central Park 1994 (Movie)

of Hilary (Voice)

Good Morning, Miss Bliss 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Parent Trap III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Appointment With Death 1988 (Movie)

Miss Quinton (Actor)

Good Morning, Miss Bliss 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Endless Night 1971 (Movie)

Ellie Thompson (Actor)

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins 1970 (Movie)

Tara (Actor)

Take a Girl Like You 1970 (Movie)

Jenny Bunn (Actor)

Twisted Nerve 1969 (Movie)

Susan Harper (Actor)

Africa, Texas Style 1967 (Movie)

Girl at Airport (Actor)

Pretty Polly 1967 (Movie)

Polly Barlow (Actor)

Gypsy Girl 1965 (Movie)

Brydie White (Actor)

The Family Way 1965 (Movie)

Jenny Piper (Actor)

The Trouble With Angels 1965 (Movie)

Mary Clancy (Actor)

That Darn Cat 1964 (Movie)

Patti Randall (Actor)

The Chalk Garden 1964 (Movie)

Laurel (Actor)

The Truth About Spring 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Summer Magic 1963 (Movie)

Nancy Carey (Actor)

The Moon-Spinners 1963 (Movie)

Nikky Ferris (Actor)

In Search of the Castaways 1962 (Movie)

Mary Grant (Actor)

The Parent Trap 1961 (Movie)

Sharon McKendrick/Susan Evers (Actor)

Whistle Down the Wind 1961 (Movie)

Kathy Bostock (Actor)

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

Pollyanna (Actor)

Tiger Bay 1958 (Movie)

Gillie (Actor)

Back Home (TV Show)

Actor

Child Stars: Their Story (TV Show)

Narrator

Only a Scream Away (TV Show)

Actor

Parent Trap II (TV Show)

Actor

The Flame Trees of Thika (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Mary Hayley Bell Book as Source Material

Mother
Born Jan. 22, 1911 Wrote the novel on which "Whistle Down the Wind" (1961) was based Died Dec. 1, 2005

Roy Boulting Director

Husband
Married June 1971 Separated in 1975 Divorced in 1976

Crispian Boulting

Son
Born Jan. 18, 1973; father, Roy Boulting; lead singer of rock band Kula Shaker

Jason Lawson

Son
Born c. 1976; father, Leigh Lawson

Leigh Lawson Actor

Companion
Father of her son Jason; together in the early 1980s; Lawson later married actress-model Twiggy

Marcus Mclaine

Companion
Born c. 1963; brother of actor Maxwell Caulfield (who was married to Mills' sister) No longer together

Juliet Mills Actor

Sister
Born Nov. 21, 1941; starred on the ABC sitcom "Nanny and the Professor"; was married to actor Maxwell Caulfield

Jonathan Mills

Brother
Born Dec. 3, 1949

John Mills Actor

Father
Born Feb. 22, 1908; won the 1970 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Died April 23, 2005

EDUCATION

Elmhurst Ballet School

Camberly , Surrey

Milestones

2011

Landed supporting role in the family film "Foster"

2007

Joined the cast of British drama series "Wild at Heart" (ITV)

2004

Cast in "2BPerfectlyHonest" opposite Andrew McCarthy and John Turturro

2000

Made off-Broadway debut in Noel Coward's "A Suite in Two Keys"

1994

Provided a character voice for the animated film "A Troll in Central Park"

1992

Appeared with sister Juliet in "Fallen Angels" by Noel Coward; toured Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.

1991

Toured Australia playing Anna in "The King and I"

1989

Again reprised her dual role as twins in "Parent Trap III" and "Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon" (both NBC)

1988

Returned to features in the ensemble cast of "Appointment With Death"

1988

Starred in the Disney Channel series "Good Morning, Miss Bliss"

1986

Reprised her childhood dual role of twins in the Disney Channel TV-movie "The Parent Trap II"

1982

Starred in the London production of "Talley's Folly"

1981

Starred in acclaimed British series "The Flame Trees of Thika" (aired in U.S. on PBS in 1982)

1972

Last feature for 16 years, "Endless Nights"

1968

Stage acting debut in the title role of "Peter Pan" in London

1966

Filmed first nude scene in "The Family Way"

1965

Starred in the hit family film "That Darn Cat!"

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

1960

First Disney film "Pollyanna"; received juvenile Academy Award

1959

Feature film debut, "Tiger Bay"

Headed a North American touring company of "The King and I"

Co-starred with Leigh Lawson in the West End production of "A Touch of Spring"

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