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Hayley Mills
Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills
(1946-04-18) 18 April 1946 (age 70)
Marylebone, London, England
Education Elmhurst Ballet School
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1959–present
Spouse(s) Roy Boulting
(m. 1971; div. 1977)
Partner(s) Leigh Lawson (1975–84)
Firdous Bamji (1997–present)
Children Crispian Mills
Jason Lawson[1]
Parent(s) Sir John Mills
Lady Mary Hayley Mills (née Bell)
Relatives Juliet Mills (sister)


I always say a tremendous amount of healing is in your own hands.
If ever I feel I might be able to tackle it, I'd love to try holding a spear or something in the theater, or opening a door, or anything, just to try it, you know, because it must be some marvelous magic thing.
Hayley Mills
I cry in movies a lot, and over books.
Do I think I'm under-educated? Academically, absolutely. I never took any exams, no O- or A-levels.
Hayley Mills
I have a lot of mirrors around my house, not because I like to look at myself, but because I like the light and perspective they bring to a room.
Hayley Mills
There are some fantastic, brilliant alternative doctors out there.
My best feature is my hair.
I live in jeans and own a lot of them. I'm much more comfortable in trousers and T-shirts, and I don't often wear dresses.
Hayley Mills
Wherever I am in the world, I never get Sunday night blues. I suppose it's because I've never worked at any one thing long enough to start hating it.
Hayley Mills
I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden.
Hayley Mills
I admire tremendously those people who work consistently at the same jobs.
My sons are precious to me and I have tried incredibly hard to strike the right balance between work and home life while being acutely aware that I haven't always got it right.
Hayley Mills
When you start acting as a child, you grow up ahead of your movies.
Roses are my favourite flower, and my mum always grew a lot of them.
There's such an energy bounding around New York, I can't help but get swept along in it.
Hayley Mills
I have a horror of being in confined spaces.
It doesn't make sense that there is only one way of dealing with cancer.
Hayley Mills
I'm a lazy creature when I'm not acting.
Even when I became the typical shy adolescent, I never minded performing. I felt there was a kind of safety, a protection about being on stage, about losing myself in another character.
Hayley Mills
My father was an inspiration to me; I made a few movies with him and I loved working with him. Everything about him – his whole approach to work, as well as his love, enthusiasm and respect for it and other people in the business – was inspiring. I was very lucky to have him as a role model.
Hayley Mills
In my life, things have happened to me. I've never felt I was controlling anything.
Hayley Mills
I always say a tremendous amount of healing is in your own hands.
Once cancer happens it changes the way you live for the rest of your life.