Mimsy Farmer

Mimsy Farmer

actress, art department, writer

Mimsy Farmer was born on Feb 28, 1945 in USA. Mimsy Farmer's big-screen debut came with Gidget Goes Hawaiian directed by Paul Wendkos in 1961. Mimsy Farmer is known for Beauty and the Beast directed by Bill Condon, Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast. Mimsy Farmer has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Mimsy Farmer achieved is David di Donatello Awards. The upcoming new movie Mimsy Farmer plays is Beauty and the Beast which will be released on Mar 17, 2017.

Mimsy Farmer first began acting at age 16, when a press agent noticed her and offered her work in the film, Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), an unbilled bit with one line as a girl in the lobby. Her first billed film was a featured part in La montagne des neuf Spencer (1963), starring Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara and James MacArthur. After her first acting role, Mimsy took acting lessons after graduation and landed a few more roles, playing featured characters in the films, Fièvre sur la ville (1965), Terreur au Km. (1966), Riot on Sunset Strip (1967) and Les anges de l'enfer (1967). After spending a year in Canada and working in a research hospital, she returned to the USA, moved to Los Angeles, and was soon cast for a role in Roger Corman's The Wild Racers (1968), which was directed by Daniel Haller. Her experience on that film was to her 'a pleasant one' because she first traveled to Europe and experienced the various countries, and to England to visit her older brother, who worked as a math teacher at a university in London.After appearing in the film, More (1969), Mimsy traveled to Italy for a vacation and met her future husband, screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami, who wanted to write her a part in a film. He was later fired as the scriptwriter and her role was not cast. After spending time in Italy, and disillusioned by the civil unrest and political problems with the USA and its involvement in the Vietnam War, Mimsy, a liberal left-winger, settled in Italy to continue her acting career there.Mimsy Farmer first became an international star when Dario Argento cast her to appear alongside Michael Brandon in 'giallo' mystery-thriller, 4 mouches de velours gris (1971) (aka "Four Flies on Grey Velvet"), in 1971. After her success with "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" (1971), Mimsy remained in Italy and a steady stream of acting roles followed with dramatic parts in dramas and thrillers, including Allonsanfàn (1974), and Le Parfum de la dame en noir (1974), directed by Francesco Barilli. One of her best roles was a starring role in the horror-mystery-thriller, Frissons d'horreur (1975) (aka "Autopsy"), directed by Armando Crispino, where she played a pathologist investigating a murder.She also appeared in two films, directed by Ruggero Deodato, titled SOS Concorde (1979) and Body Count (1986). Lucio Fulci even cast her, in 1981, for a co-starring part in Le Chat noir (1981) (aka "The Black Cat") (1981), playing the heroine/victim. She also appeared in a number of French language films and TV. After her divorce from Vincenzo Cerami in the 1980s, Mimsy and her teenage daughter, Aisha Cerami, settled in France, where she also did some French-language movie and TV roles and she considers French an easier language to learn and speak than Italian.

  • Birthday

    Feb 28, 1945
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Also known

    Merle Farmer

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

David di Donatello Awards
La route de Salina (1970)
Winner - Special David

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