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Hayley Mills

Actress
Female
Born Apr 18, 1946

Hayley Mills is an English actress. The daughter of John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and sister of actress Juliet Mills, Mills began her acting career as a child and was hailed as a promising newcomer, winning the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for Tiger Bay (1959), the Academy Juvenile Award for Pollyanna (1960) and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born on April 18, 1946.

TEENAGE

1961 15 Years Old 1 More Event
The daughter of Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and younger sister of actress Juliet Mills, Mills began her acting career as a child and was hailed as a promising newcomer, winning the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for Tiger Bay (1959), the Academy Juvenile Award for Pollyanna (1960) and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961. … Read More
1962 16 Years Old In 1962 Disney announced plans to film I Capture the Castle, from the novel by Dodie Smith, with Hayley Mills in the role of Cassandra. … Read More

TWENTIES

1966 20 Years Old Mills made her stage debut in a 1966 West End revival of Peter Pan.
1968 22 Years Old She then starred as the protagonist of Pretty Polly, opposite famous Indian film actor Shashi Kapoor in Singapore, and appeared in the controversial horror thriller Twisted Nerve in 1968, along with her Family Way co-star Hywel Bennett.
1971 25 Years Old She eventually married Roy Boulting in 1971.
1972 26 Years Old In 1972 she again acted opposite Hywel Bennett in Endless Night along with Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson and George Sanders. … Read More
1975 29 Years Old After her appearance in The Kingfisher Caper in 1975, Mills dropped out of the film industry for a few years.

THIRTIES

1981 35 Years Old In 1981 Mills returned to acting with a starring role in the UK television mini-series The Flame Trees of Thika, based on Elspeth Huxley's memoir of her childhood in East Africa. … Read More
1985 39 Years Old Always welcomed at Disney, Mills narrated an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney, sparking renewed interest in her Disney work. In 1985, Mills was originally considered to voice Princess Eilonwy in Disney's 25th animated feature film The Black Cauldron but was later replaced by the veteran British voice actress Susan Sheridan. … Read More

FORTIES

1987 41 Years Old Mills also starred as the title character in the Disney Channel-produced television series Good Morning, Miss Bliss in 1987. … Read More

FIFTIES

1998 52 Years Old In recognition of her work with The Walt Disney Company, Mills was awarded the Disney Legends award in 1998.
2000 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Mills recalled her childhood in the 2000 documentary film Sir John Mills' Moving Memories which was directed by Marcus Dillistone and written by her brother Jonathan. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 61 Years Old In December 2007, for their annual birthday celebration of "The Master", The Noël Coward Society invited Mills as the guest celebrity to lay flowers in front of Coward's statue at New York's Gershwin Theatre, thereby commemorating the 108th birthday of Sir Noel.
2008 62 Years Old On 18 April 2008, Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer. … Read More
2012 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012 Mills starred as Ursula Widdington in the stage production of Ladies in Lavender at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, before embarking on a national UK tour.
2015 69 Years Old In 2015, Mills toured Australia with sister Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield in the comedy Legends! by James Kirkwood. While filming The Family Way, the 20-year-old Mills met 53-year-old director Roy Boulting. The two married in 1971, and owned a flat in London's Kensington. They then went on to purchase Cobstone Windmill in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire. Their son, Crispian Mills, is the lead singer and guitarist for the raga rock band Kula Shaker. The couple divorced in 1977. … Read More
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