Farmer in 1975
February 28, 1945
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Spouse(s)||Vincenzo Cerami (1970–1986) (divorced) 1 child
Francis Poirier (1989–present)
|Children||Aisha Cerami (b. 1970)|
She was born Merle Farmer in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was a newsman and a writer for radio. She attended Hollywood High School. Her early experience as an entertainer came in her role of handling rabbits for a magician who performed at children's birthday parties.
After a brief film career in the United States, mostly portraying "party-girl" types in films such as Hot Rods to Hell (1967), Riot on Sunset Strip (1967), and The Wild Racers (1968), Farmer moved to Italy. Most of her career has been spent in Europe, including a giallo movie with Dario Argento.
In 1962 and 1963, respectively, Farmer guest starred as Laurie in "The Swingin' Set" and as Joanne Wells in "Boys and Girls" on the American Broadcasting Company sitcom The Donna Reed Show. She made two guest appearances on Perry Mason in 1964, including the role of defendant Kathy Anders in "The Case of the Tragic Trophy." She also appeared on My Three Sons, Honey West, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Outer Limits (March 2, 1964 episode "Second Chance") and The F.B.I.. In 1966, she appeared as Lorrie Thatcher in "The Calico Kid" and as Antonia in "A Prince of a Ranger" on the NBC western Laredo.
Since 1992 she has worked as a sculptor for theatre and opera in France and Italy, and for films (Art Department) such as Oceans, Troy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Marie Antoinette, Five Children and It, and The Golden Compass.
She also creates personal sculptures and paintings.
|1961||Gidget Goes Hawaiian||Girl in Lobby|
|1963||Spencer's Mountain||Claris Coleman|
|1965||Bus Riley's Back in Town||Paula|
|1967||Riot on Sunset Strip||Andy|
|1970||Road to Salina||Billie|
|1971||Four Flies on Grey Velvet||Nina Tobias|
|1972||The Master and Margaret||Margarita|
|1973||Two Men in Town||Lucie|
|The Perfume of the Lady in Black||Silvia|
|La Traque||Helen Wells|
|1977||Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison||Giulia|
|1978||Bye Bye Monkey||Feminist Actress|
|Operation Leopard||Annie Devrindt|
|1979||The Concorde Affair||Jean Beneyton|
|1981||The Black Cat||Jill Travers|
|1982||The Girl from Trieste||Valeria|
|1983||The Death of Mario Ricci||Cathy Burns|
|Quartetto Basileus||Miss Permamint|
|The World of Don Camillo||Jo Magro|
|1984||Code Name: Wild Geese||Kathy Robson|
|1986||Body Count||Julia Ritchie|
- p.75 Warner Bros. Publicity quoted in Reid, John CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope Lulu.com 2004
- Thomas, Bob (August 17, 1962). "Mimsy Farmer Starts Thomas To Wondering". Corsicana Daily Sun. Texas, Corsicana. Associated Press. p. 3. Retrieved January 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Mimsy Farmer Has First Role In A Picture". Kingsport News. Tennessee, Kingsport. United Press International. August 3, 1962. p. 6. Retrieved January 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Mimsy Farmer, Danger Girl | Lost In The Grooves
- Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) – Director – Dario Argento
- Moon In The Gutter: A Tribute To Mimsy Farmer in Argento's Four Flies on Grey Velvet
- ""Boys and Girls", The Donna Reed Show, April 11, 1963". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
- "Mimsy Farmer". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
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