Hayley Mills Biography

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Celebrated NameHayley Mills
Age77 Years Old
Nick NameHayley
Birth NameHayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mill
Birth Date1946-04-18
Profession Actress
Place Of BirthMarylebone, London, England
Birth NationEngland
FatherJohn Mills
MotherMary Hayley Bell
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRoy Boulting ​ ​(m. 1971; div. 1977)
PartnerLeigh Lawson (1975-1984) Firdous Bamji (1997-present)
Sexual OrientationStraight
Source of WealthActing career
Net Worth$5 million
Height5 feet 3 inches (1.63 m)
Weight63 kg (138 lbs)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorDark brown
Body TypeAthletic
Body Measurement36-25-36 inches
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Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills, professionally known as Hayley Mills is an English actress who is well recognized for playing the role of teen twins in "The Parent Trap". She is also known for receiving a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in the 1959 film "Tiger Bay". Hayley was discovered by J. Lee Thompson at the age of 12. She started performing in theatrical plays in the mid-1960s, making her stage debut in a 1966 West End revival of "Peter Pan". She also became involved with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and wrote a preface for their vegetarian cookbook in 1986. Additionally, she starred as Connie in the 2022 TV series "Compulsion".

Hayley Mills Famous For 

  • She is an English actress.
  • She appeared in six films for Walt Disney.

Where is Hayley Mills from?

Hayley Mills was born on 18th April 1946 with the real name of Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in Marylebone, London, England. She is British by nationality and British-white by ethnicity. Similarly, her religious belief is in the Christian religion and her race is white. Hayley celebrated her 76th birthday in 2022 and as per her birthdate, her star sign is Aries. Her father, Sir John Mills was an actor, and her mother, Mary Hayley Bell was also an actress as well as a writer. She also has a younger sister named Juliet Mills who is an actress too.

Hayley Mills' acting career

  • Hayley Mills kicks off her acting career by starring in the British crime drama film "Tiger Bay" (1959) after which she appeared in the lead role in "Pollyanna" (1960).
  • Then she was seen in "The Parent Trap" (1961) and received an offer to make a film in Britain for Bryan Forbes, "Whistle Down the Wind" (1961).
  • She starred in the Disney film, "In Search of the Castaways" (1962) as well as appeared in the role of Cassandra in Dodie Smith's novel "I Capture the Castle" in 1963.
  • Also, she appeared in "Summer Magic" (1963) whereas she had a change of pace with "Sky West and Crooked" (1965).
  • Mills' last film with Disney, the comedy "That Darn Cat!" (1965), did very well at the box office.
  • The success of "Let's Get Together" led to the release of a record album on Disney's Buena Vista label, "Let's Get Together with Hayley Mills".
  • As well, British exhibitors voted her the most popular film actress in the country in 1962.
  • Hayley had turned down a new Disney contract at the age of 20, as she felt her character castings led to her repeating herself with the studio.
  • Later she made another film with her father, "The Truth About Spring" (1965), and then provided the voice of the Little Mermaid for "The Daydreamer" (1966).
  • She was also seen in the critically acclaimed film "The Family Way" (1966) and starred as the protagonist of "Pretty Polly" (1967).
  • Subsequently, she made another movie for Boulting, the controversial horror thriller "Twisted Nerve" in 1968, and made a comedy, "Take a Girl Like You" (1970).
  • In 1971, she worked for Boulting again on "Mr. Forbush and the Penguins" and made two films for Sidney Hayers, "What Changed Charley Farthing?" (1974) and "Deadly Strangers" (1975).
  • Likewise, she has appeared in several films and TV series such as "The Flame Trees of Thika" (1981), "The Love Boat" (1985), "Murder, She Wrote" (1986), "The Wonderful World of Disney", "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" (1987), "Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon", and many others.
  • Hayley recalled her childhood in the 2000 documentary film "Sir John Mills' Moving Memories" and started starring as Caroline in the ITV1 African vet drama "Wild at Heart" in 2007 where her sister Juliet Mills was a guest star in series 4 of the drama.
  • Subsequently, she made her stage debut in a 1966 West End revival of "Peter Pan" and made her Off-Broadway debut in Sir Noel Coward's "Suite in Two Keys" in 2000.
  • In 1991 she appeared as Anna Leonowens in the Australian production of "The King and I" as well as starred as Ursula Widdington in the stage production of "Ladies in Lavender in 2012.
  • She also appeared in the 2018 Off-Broadway run of Isobel Mahon's "Party Face" at City Center.
  • In 2021, she appeared as Mum in the 2021 film "Last Train to Christmas" and was seen as Connie in the 2022 TV series "Compulsion".

  • Apart from acting, Hayley published a memoir about her life and career, "Forever Young: A Memoir", in September 2021. She also wrote the preface to the book, "The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking", published in 1984.

Awards and Achievements

  • Berlin International Film Festival for her work in "Tiger Bay"
  • Laurel Awards
  • Academy Award for her work in "Pollyanna"
  • Golden Globe Award

Who is Hayley Mills married to?

Hayley Mills is a married woman. She is in a romantic relationship with an actor and writer Firdous Bamji, who is 20 years her junior. The pair is dating one another since 1997 and their love life is excellent till now. Previously, Hayley was married to 53-year-old director Roy Boulting when Mills was 20 years old. They gave birth to a son, Crispian Mills who is the lead singer and guitarist for the raga rock band Kula Shaker. The couple divorced in 1977. Then Mills dated actor Leigh Lawson with whom she is blessed with a second son, Jason Lawson, born in July 1976. She and Lawson split up in the early 1980s. Concerning her sexual orientation, she is straight.

How much is Hayley Mills' net worth?

Hayley Mills is a versatile woman who has a net worth of $5 million as of 2022 whereas she also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around thousands of dollars per year. She has been in the film industry for quite a long time and she has no doubt amassed a huge fortune with the bulk of her wealth coming from her professional acting career. Besides, she is also a trustee of the children's arts charity Anno's Africa.

How tall is Hayley Mills?

Hayley Mills is 5 feet 3 inches (1.63 m) and her body weighs around 63 kg (138 lbs). She has attractive blonde hair and dark brown eyes color. She has a slim body build with 36-25-36 inches of body measurements. Moreover, Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2008 and had surgery and started, but quickly abandoned, chemotherapy after only three sessions because of the severity of the side effects. Mills credits her survival to the alternative treatments she used and told Good Housekeeping magazine in January 2012 that she had fully recovered.

Trivias About Hayley Mills You Need To Know.

  • She was discovered by J. Lee Thompson at the age of 12.
  • Her sister Juliet is also an actress.
  • Hayley became involved with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and wrote a preface for their vegetarian cookbook in 1986.
  • Her star sign is Aries.
  • During her early career, she appeared in six films for Walt Disney.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hayley Mills.

Where was Hayley Mills born?

Hayley Mills was born in Marylebone, London, England.

Who is the father of Hayley Mills?

The father of Hayley Mills is John Mills.

Who is the mother of Hayley Mills?

The mother of Hayley Mills is Mary Hayley Bell.

What is the net worth of Hayley Mills?

The net worth of Hayley Mills is $5 million.

What is the color of Hayley Mills's hair?

Hayley Mills hair color is Blonde.

What is the color of Hayley Mills's eye?

Hayley Mills eye color is Dark brown.

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Celebrated Name Hayley Mills
Age 77 Years Old
Nick Name Hayley
Birth Name Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mill
Birth Date 1946-04-18
Gender Female
Profession Actress
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Celebrated Name Hayley Mills
Age 77 Years Old
Nick Name Hayley
Birth Name Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mill
Birth Date 1946-04-18
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Place Of Birth Marylebone, London, England
Birth Nation England
Nationality British
Ethnicity British-white
Religion Christian
Race WHite
Horoscope Aries
Father John Mills
Mother Mary Hayley Bell
Siblings 1
Marital Status Married
Spouse Roy Boulting ​ ​(m. 1971; div. 1977)
Partner Leigh Lawson (1975-1984) Firdous Bamji (1997-present)
Children 2
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Acting career
Net Worth $5 million
Height 5 feet 3 inches (1.63 m)
Weight 63 kg (138 lbs)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark brown
Body Type Athletic
Body Measurement 36-25-36 inches