Tisa Farrow

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Tisa Farrow
Born Theresa Magdalena Farrow
(1951-07-22) July 22, 1951 (age 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1970–1980
Parent(s) John Farrow
Maureen O'Sullivan
Relatives Patrick Villiers Farrow (brother)
Mia Farrow (sister)
Prudence Farrow (sister)

Theresa Magdalena "Tisa" Farrow (born July 22, 1951)[1] is a retired American actress.[2]

Early life[edit]

Farrow, one of seven children, was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Irish-born actress Maureen O'Sullivan and Australian-born film director John Farrow.

She is the youngest of four girls and three boys; her siblings are Mia (b. 1945), Prudence (b. 1948), Stephanie (b. 1949), Michael Damien (1939–1958), Patrick Joseph (1942–2009), and John Charles (born 1946).[3]

Acting career[edit]

She took up acting shortly after her older sister Mia Farrow rose to stardom. Farrow's first film appearance was in Homer (1970), directed By John Trent.[4]

She has spent some of her career in lower-rung horror films, while also pursuing higher profile projects with some of the better known American directors.

Farrow is perhaps most known for starring in the 1979 horror film Zombi 2, but she also appeared in acclaimed filmmaker René Clément's And Hope to Die, in James Toback's first feature production Fingers (1978), in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), and in Antonio Margheriti's The Last Hunter (1980). She also appeared in Antropophagus (1980), another "video nasty".


Farrow was featured semi-nude in a photo article in the July 1973 issue of Playboy, photographed by Mario Casilli.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
1970 Homer Laurie Grainger filmed Fall 1969
1972 And Hope to Die Pepper Original title: La Course du Lièvre à Travers les Champs
1973 Some Call It Loving Jennifer Other title: Sleeping Beauty
1974 Only God Knows Terry Sullivan
1976 Strange Shadows in an Empty Room Julie Foster Original title: Una magnum special per Tony Saitta, UK title: Blazing Magnum
1978 The Initiation of Sarah Alberta 'Mouse' Television film
Fingers Carol
1979 Search and Destroy Kate Barchel
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Gabi Television film
Manhattan Party Guest
Winter Kills Nurse Two
Zombi 2 Anne Bowles Other titles: Zombie, Zombie Flesh Eaters
1980 Anthropophagus Julie Other titles: Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper, The Anthropophagous Beast (Voice dubbed by Carolyn De Fonseca)
The Last Hunter Jane Foster Italian title: L'Ultimo Cacciatore, other title: Hunter of the Apocalypse (Voice dubbed by Pat Starke)


  1. ^ California Birth Index 1905-1995 "Farrow, Theresa Magdalena" Check |url= value (help). familytreelegends.com. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  2. ^ Weiler, A. H. (November 17, 1973). "Some Call It Loving (1973) The Screen:'Some Call It Loving' Is Diffuse Fantasy". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Ed Wright. Celebrity family trees. Barnes & Noble, 2006. ISBN 0760783128.
  4. ^ LIFE, 29 May 1970, Vol. 68, No. 20, p.46, ISSN 0024-3019.
  5. ^ "July 01, 1973, p83 - iPlayboy". Retrieved 2012-01-06.(subscription required)

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