Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010

Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, 1992

Before their fiery split, Mia Farrow and Woody Allen had what appeared to be a perfect kind of modern love. He made movies; she starred in them. They had one child together but adopted others. They had a family but lived apart. They never married, but for 12 years they were the picture of a happy union. Then came the scandal: The couple's split was followed by a custody battle during which Allen declared he was having an affair with Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi. "The heart wants what it wants," Allen famously stated. Farrow's charge that Allen sexually molested their daughter Dylan was not proven, but she was awarded custody of the couple's three children in court. Farrow later penned a scathing portrait of Allen in her 1997 memoir, What Falls Away.