Hayley Catherine Rose Vivian Mills (born April 18, 1946) is an English actress.
Mills is the younger daughter of the actor Sir John Mills and the playwright Mary Hayley Bell. She is also the younger sister of actress Juliet Mills, who appears on the U.S. soap opera Passions and played the Nanny in Nanny and the Professor.
Mills was 12 when she was discovered by J. Lee Thompson, who was looking for a boy at first to play the lead role in Tiger Bay. Walt Disney's wife, Lillian Disney saw her performance and suggested that Hayley be given the lead role in Pollyanna. That role of the "glad girl" who moves in with her aunt catapulted Mills to super-stardom in the United States and earned Mills a special Oscar.
Disney subsequently cast Mills as twins Sharon and Susan who reunite their divorced parents in The Parent Trap. In the film, Mills sings the hit song Let's Get Together. Mills made four additional films for Disney in a four-year span, including In Search of the Castaways, Summer Magic,
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The Parent Trap II is a made-for-TV sequel to The Parent Trap that first screened on The Disney Channel in 1986 and was later released on Disney DVD on a special edition of the original Parent Trap movie.
In this movie, the daughter of Hayley Mills's character is named Nikki Ferris. Mills played a character named Nikky Ferris in The Moon-Spinners (1964).
Two characters' names are Walter and Lillian Elias. Walt Disney's middle name was Elias and his wife's name was Lillian.
Appointment With Death is a 1988 crime film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced and directed by Michael Winner. It is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel featuring the detective Hercule Poirot. The screenplay was by Peter Buckman, Anthony Shaffer and Michael Winner.The film stars Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud, Piper Laurie, Hayley Mills, Jenny Seagrove and David Soul.Emily Boynton (Piper Laurie), step-mother to the three Boynton children - Lennox (Nicholas Guest), Raymond (John Terlesky) and Carol (Valerie Richards) - and mother to Ginevra (Amber Bezer), blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope (David Soul), into destroying a second will of her late husband which would have freed the children from her dominating influence. She takes herself, the children and her daughter-in-law Nadine (Carrie Fisher) on holiday to Europe and the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) meets up with a woman friend, Dr....
Twisted Nerve is a 1968 film about a disturbed young man, Martin, who pretends to be a mentally retarded child, George, in order to be near Susan, a girl he has become infatuated with. In covering his tracks he kills his father, Susan's mother and a boarding house guest.
The film falls within crime/psycho drama genres. The film's style is very similar to that of the Giallo Horror films popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava in the succeeding decade.
The film opens with Martin playing catch with his young mentally challenged brother Pete at a special school in London. We learn that Martin is but the only thread to his brothers family life, his father having died years before, and his mother having moved on to a new life with her new husband. Martin expresses his concern for his brother's well-being to the school's physician, who asserts his comfort with Pete's progress.
The film disolves to a hypnotic opening sequence to the tune of Bernard Hermann's classic theme. Then we see...,
The Trouble with Angels is a 1966 comedy film starring Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills set in a fictional all-girls Catholic boarding school operated by an order of nuns. Russell plays the Mother Superior, who spends the movie at odds with Mary Clancy (Mills), a rebellious teenager, and her misery-loves-company friend Rachel Devery (June Harding).
The movie, which follows an episodic storyline that follows the young women through their high-school years, also stars Marge Redmond (who also appeared as a nun in the television series The Flying Nun) as Sister Liguori, Mary Wickes (who also played a nun in Sister Act, and its sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit) as Sister Clarissa.
The film marked a departure for Mills, who was attempting to emerge from her juvenile leads in Walt Disney-produced teen comedies as a comedic actress in this production directed by Actress/Director Ida Lupino.
The film enjoyed good reviews and enough success to warrant a sequel (Where Angels Go,...
That Darn Cat! is a 1965 Walt Disney feature film comedy directed by Robert Stevenson and starring the young Hayley Mills. It was based on a book called Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon. It also starred Roddy McDowall, Frank Gorshin, and Dean Jones. The title song was written by The Sherman Brothers and sung by Bobby Darin.
The Moon-Spinners is a novel by Mary Stewart set in Crete. A film loosely based on the novel was made by Disney in 1964, starring the former child actress Hayley Mills, with Eli Wallach and Peter McEnery.The film is somewhat dark, similar to other Disney live-action features made in the 1950s and 1960s for more mainstream audiences, such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.A girl named Nikki Ferris and her aunt,along with a local guide,accidentally get involved in jewel theft, romance, and murder. The climax of the film involves the hero and heroine having to dodge the villains by clinging to the sails of a windmill....
Summer Magic is a 1963 film starring Hayley Mills, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. The film was directed by James Neilson and released by Walt Disney Productions.
Widowed Margaret Carey (Dorothy McGuire) prepares to move her family into a depressing apartment, but her eldest daughter Nancy Carey (Hayley Mills) writes to Osh Popham (Burl Ives), the caretaker of a millionaire's country home they saw while on vacation in Maine. Popham lets the Careys have the house for a pittance and contributes major labor and materials to make it liveable, much to the consternation of his wife Mariah (Una Merkel). Nancy is grieved when her snooty cousin Julia (Deborah Walley) shows up, especially when the self-styled debutante steals the attention of the handsome new teacher Charles Bryant (James Stacy). Nancy gets unexpected compensation in the form of the even more desirable Tom Hamilton (Peter Brown), not realizing he is the owner of the house that his factor Popham has basically...
The Parent Trap is a film by Walt Disney Productions Corporation which was first screened in 1961 with a remake released in 1998. They were based on a book by Erich Kästner (Das Doppelte Lottchen, or Lottie and Lisa). The 1961 film was followed by three sequels.
The film was shot mostly in California at various locales, including millionaire Stuyvesant Fish's 5,200 acre (21 km²) ranch in Carmel, Monterey's Pebble Beach golf course, and the studio's Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon, where Mitch's ranch was built. It was the design of this set that proved the most popular, and to this day the Walt Disney Archives receives requests for plans of the home's interior design. Of course, there never was such a house; the set was simply various rooms built on a sound stage. The careful use of double-exposure and split-screen shots, as well as a double for Hayley Mills, provided the illusion of the twins.
Directed by David Swift, the movie was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Sound...
Hayley Mills was born in London, Greater London