Soon-Yi Previn is the adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow and musician Andre Previn. She is also Woody Allen’s wife. Here is all you need to know about her.
Soon-Yi Previn: Bio of Woody Allen’s Wife
Soon-Yi Previn was born in South Korea around the date of October 8, 1970. Her age is 47 years old. She was adopted by actress Mia Farrow and musician Andrew Previn and brought to America in the late 1970s. She is now also the wife of famous filmmaker Woody Allen. Soon-Yi Previn’s actual age and date of birth are unknown. Her birthday of October 8, 1970 was estimated based on a bone scan. It is reported that Soon-Yi’s biological mother was a prostitute who often abused Soon-Yi’s by slamming a door on her head as a form of punishment. Soon Yi’s mother abandoned her as a very young child, and she ended up wandering the streets of Seoul, homeless. She was starving and living off of food she could find in trash cans and her future seemed very bleak at the time. Luckily, in 1978, Previn was adopted by Hollywood star Mia Farrow and her then husband, musician André Previn. At the time she was brought to America, Soon-Yi could barely communicate in any language and suffered from serious learning disabilities due to her abandonment as a child. Soon-Yi Previn eventually overcame her learning disabilities and attended Marymount School of New York and Rider University. She graduated from Drew University for her undergraduate education and later earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Columbia University.
Above are Woody Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn. The couple met under very strange circumstances, as Woody Allen was once in a relationship with Soon-Yi’s adoptive mother Mia Farrow.
Soon-Yi Previn: Relationship With Woody Allen
In 1979, Mia Farrow’s marriage to musician Andre Previn ended. Mia Farrow, Soon-Yi’s adopted mother, then began a long-term relationship with filmmaker Woody Allen. It is under this unusual circumstance that Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen met and eventually fell in love and got married. Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen began an intimate relationship during the late 1980s while Woody was still in a relationship with Mia Farrow, Soon-Yi’s adoptive mother. According to Allen, the relationship started as a fling that eventually grew into something more. The affair between Soon-Yi Previn was reveled when Mia Farrow uncovered nude Polaroid photographs that Woody Allen had of her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. This occurred in the early 1990s. The bizarre relationship quickly became public and erupted into tabloid headlines and stories of sexual assault and scandal. Soon-Yi Previn has denied sexual assault on Allen’s part. Mia Farrow then broke off her relationship with Allen in 1992. As a result of the whole fiasco, Soon-Yi Previn and her adopted mother Mia Farrow have been estranged. Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen were married in Venice on December 22, 1997. They have adopted two children together named Bechet Dumaine Allen and Manzie Tio Allen. The family currently resides in the Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Soon-Yi Previn with husband Woody Allen and one of their adopted daughters shown above. Soon-Yi was saved from a life of poverty and probably early death when she was adopted and brought to America. She now lives a privileged life as the wife of one of the richest and most famous filmmakers in the world.
Soon-Yi Previn: More Fun Facts To Know
Soon-Yi Previn has 13 siblings, as she is not the only adopted child of actress Mia Farrow. Mia has adopted 10 children from around the world as well as had four children of her own. Some say there is a curse on her. Out of those children, two of Soon-Yi’s siblings have passed away, with one having a premature death related to medical issues and another committing death by suicide. During her teens, Soon-Y Previn made an uncredited appearance in Hannah and Her Sisters,
which was released in 1986. The film starred her adopted mother Mia Farrow and was directed by future husband Woody Allen. Soon-Yi Previn has also appeared as an extra in Woody Allen’s 1991 film entitled Scenes from a Mall. Soon-Yi Previn and Woody Allen appeared together in the documentary Wild Man Blues. Wild Man Blues was released in 1997. Rose Styron is Soon-Yi Previn’s godmother. Soon-Yi Previn may not have a large net worth of her own, but she shares her husband’s net worth of about $80 million.
Above, side by side photos of Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn kissing each other on the cheeks.
Soon Yi-Previn: In Conclusion
Soon-Yi Previn might have one of the most interesting lives in the world. Born into abuse and poverty in Korea, she was fortunate enough to be adopted by the rich and famous. That alone would be enough of a story, but to add to it, she would later steal her adopted mother’s husband and marry him herself. Her marriage to Woody Allen has lasted sometime, so perhaps it was always meant to be, who can say? Either way, it is truly entertainment that cannot be made up.
Soon-Yi Previn looks lovely in a satin red dress above which nicely complements husband Woody Allen’s slate gray suit.