October 8, 1970 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Spouse(s)||Woody Allen (m. 1997)|
Previn is the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and André Previn, as well as the wife of Woody Allen. In the film "Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)," the actress Grace Una portrays Previn.
Previn was born in South Korea, reportedly on October 8, 1970. Her biological mother was reportedly a prostitute who would punish Previn by having her kneel in a doorway while Previn's mother slammed the door on her head. Abandoned as a young child, Previn wandered around the streets of Seoul, starving and living out of trash cans. In 1978, Previn was adopted by Mia Farrow and André Previn at the age of seven and relocated to the United States. At the time, she spoke no known language and reportedly battled learning disabilities. Her true age and birthday is unknown, but estimated based on a Bone scan placing her between ages five and seven. Rose Styron acts as her godmother.
During her childhood as a transnational adoptee for two famous screen actors, her mother Farrow ended her marriage with Previn in 1979 and began a long-term relationship with Woody Allen. While acting as Previn's unofficial stepfather and paternal figure, Allen adopted two more children Dylan Farrow (also known as Eliza) and Moshe Farrow (also known as Moses) with Farrow. The couple also gave birth to Ronan Farrow (also known as Satchel).
Marriage to Woody Allen
While Woody Allen was still dating Mia Farrow, Previn's relationship with Allen began in the late 1980s. Allen described the relationship as a "fling" that developed in a more significant relationship. He has also both affirmed and denied that he acted as a paternal figure to Previn. Their affair came to light when Farrow allegedly discovered Allen's pornographic Polaroid photographs of Previn in late 1991 or early 1992. While Previn denies sexual assault on Allen's part, there are accounts that suggest she had not written her published statements.
|1991||Scenes from a Mall||Woman in Line at Mall||Uncredited|
|1986||Hannah and Her Sisters||Thanksgiving Guest||Uncredited|
|1997||Wild Man Blues||Herself|
|1997||Very Important Pennis||Herself||Part 3|
|1997||Dennis Pennis R.I.P||Herself|
|2003||101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment||Herself|
|2010||30 for 30||Herself|
|2012||Woody Allen: A Documentary||Herself|
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