Early life[edit source | edit]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 was raised Roman Catholic. She is the youngest of four girls and three boys; Mia (born 1945), Prudence (born 1948), Stephanie (born 1949), Michael Damien (1939–1958), Patrick Joseph (1942–2009), and John Charles (born 1946).
Acting career[edit source | edit]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. She has spent some of her career in lower-rung horror films and melodramas, while still pursuing higher profile projects with some of the better known American directors.
Farrow is perhaps most known for starring in the horror film, Zombi II, but she also appeared in James Toback's first feature production Fingers, opposite Harvey Keitel, as well in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979) and Antonio Margheriti'sThe Last Hunter (1980) In addition to Zombi II, Farrow also appeared in Antropophagus, another "video nasty".
Modeling[edit source | edit]Edit
Personal life[edit source | edit]Edit
In May 2008 Tisa Farrow faced personal tragedy when her 37-year-old son, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Farrow Dene, died of an accidental prescribed drug overdose. At the time of his death, Dene was on his second tour of duty in Iraq despite recent surgery to correct breathing problems and his aunt Mia's fervent opposition to the Iraq War. Tragedy struck again in June 2009 when Mia and Tisa's 66-year-old brother Patrick shot himself to death in his Castleton, Vermont art gallery. Mia has blamed Patrick's suicide on the crushing grief and devastation over the earlier passing of Jason Dene. Like Mia, Patrick was opposed to the Iraq War, calling George W. Bush a "war criminal" shortly after Dene's death.
Filmography[edit source | edit]Edit
|1972||La Course du Lièvre à Travers les Champs||Pepper|
|1973||Some Call It Loving||Jennifer||Other title: Sleeping Beauty|
|1974||Only God Knows||Terry Sullivan|
|1976||A Special Magnum for Tony Saitta||Julie Foster||Other title: Shadows in an Empty Room|
|1978||The Initiation of Sarah||Alberta 'Mouse'||Television film|
|1979||Search and Destroy||Kate Barchel|
|The Ordeal of Patty Hearst||Gabi||Television film|
|Winter Kills||Nurse Two|
|Zombi 2||Anne Bowles||Other titles: Zombie, Zombie Flesh Eaters|
|1980||L'Ultimo Cacciatore||Jane Foster||Other title: Hunter of the Apocalypse. The Last Hunter (Voice dubbed by Pat Starke)|
|Antropophagus||Julie||Other titles: Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper, The Anthropophagous Beast (Voice dubbed by Carolyn De Fonseca)|