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Hayley Mills

Hayley Mills (born April 18, 1946) is a British actress.

She was the daughter of actor Sir John Mills, and playwright Mary Hayley Bell[?]. She is the sister of actress Juliet Mills[?], who has a character in the soap opera Passions, and director Jonathan Mills[?].

Mills was 13 when she was discovered by J. Lee Thompson[?], who was looking for a boy to play the lead role in Tiger Bay[?].

Walt Disney's wife loved her acting, and so she was contacted to participate in the Disney film The Parent Trap. She played a pair of twins who reunite their parents after a long time, and her acting earned her a special Oscar.

She also acted in the film Kes, directed by Ken Loach (1969).

In 1971, she married Roy Boulting[?]. They had a child, named Crispian Mills[?], and divorced in 1977. Crispian later became a singer with the band Kula Shaker[?] and now is launching a solo career. Her second son, Jason Lawson[?], is the product of a 70's relationship with actor Leigh Lawson[?].

Mills has starred in many shows and plays since, more notably as a teacher in Saved By The Bell, and as Miss Anna Leonowens in the British production of The King and I.

She made her off-Broadway debut in Noel Coward's Suite in Two Keys in 2000.



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