Hayley Mills began her acting career as a child and won a BAFTA award for her performance in the British crime drama Tiger Bay. Her seven-picture deal with Walt Disney made her an international star and included her dual role as the twins Sharon and Susan in The Parent Trap. She won a special Academy Award at the age of fourteen for Pollyanna. For her success with Disney, she received the Disney Legend Award.
Hayley’s role in Whistle Down the Wind, a 1961 adaptation of the novel written by her mother Mary Hayley Bell, secured her a nomination for the BAFTA award for Best British Actress. She has continued to make films and TV drama, among them The Flame Trees of Thika, and featured as Miss Bliss in Saved by the Bell, and as Caroline in Wild at Heart on ITV. She lives in south-west London.