Born 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, former American actress, artist and sculptor Mimsy Farmer began her career appearing in several Hollywood studio films, such as Spencer’s Mountain (1963) and Bus Riley’s Back in Town (1965), followed by roles in the exploitation films Devil’s Angels and Riot on Sunset Strip (both 1967).
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Farmer went on to establish herself as an international performer, starring in numerous European films, including the dramas More (1969) and Strogoff (1970), as well as multiple Italian giallo films: Dario Argento’s Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971), The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974), Autopsy (1975), and Lucio Fulci’s The Black Cat (1981).
Since 1992, Farmer has worked as a sculptor for theatre and opera in France and Italy, and for films such as Oceans, Troy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Marie Antoinette, Five Children and It, The Golden Compass, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Wrath of the Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Beauty and the Beast.
Farmer also creates personal sculptures and paintings. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portraits of a young Mimsy Farmer in the 1960s and 1970s.