Actress Mia Farrow's father was director John Farrow, who directed John Wayne in 1953's Hondo and David Niven in 1956's Around The World in Eighty Days. Her mother was actress Maureen O'Sullivan, who played "Jane Parker" in the first Tarzan movies. Mia's sister Tisa Farrow is an actress, and their sister Prudence Farrow co-produced the 1994 film Widows' Peak, which happened to star Mia. Another sister, Stephanie Farrow, appeared with Mia in 1985's The Purple Rose of Cairo and 1983's Zelig. Her brother John Charles Farrow is a character actor as well.
Prudence Farrow also has a place in history as the inspiration for the Beatles song "Dear Prudence." She and her sister Mia accompanied The Beatles on their 1968 retreat with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India. The group may have been supplementing their meditation with mind-altering substances, because Prudence reportedly became paranoid and wouldn't leave her tent. The song, with its repeated line "Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?", began as a light-hearted attempt to coax Prudence out of her isolation.