Mia Sara

Mia Sara is an American actress who rose to fame in the 1980s for her roles in several iconic movies. Born on June 19, 1967, in New York City, Mia Sara grew up in a family of artists. Her mother was a photographer and her father was a prominent novelist and political activist. Despite her family’s creative background, Mia Sara initially pursued ballet as a career, training at the American Ballet Theatre in New York. However, a knee injury forced her to switch her focus to acting.


Mia Sara was cast in several high-profile movies. In 1985, she starred opposite Tom Cruise in “Legend”, a fantasy film directed by Ridley Scott. Mia Sara played Princess Lily, a beautiful young woman kidnapped by the evil Lord of Darkness. The movie was not a commercial success, but critics praised Mia Sara’s performance.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Mia Sara’s big break came in 1986 when she was cast as Sloane Peterson in the John Hughes’ classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. The movie was a huge success and Mia Sara’s portrayal of Ferris Bueller’s girlfriend earned her critical acclaim. Her chemistry with co-star Matthew Broderick was also praised and the movie became a cultural phenomenon. Mia Sara’s performance in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” helped establish her as a rising star in Hollywood.

Apprentice To Murder

In 1988 Sara appeared with Donald Sutherland in the thriller by Ralph L. Thomas.

Shadows In The Storm

Sara appeared in another thriller in 1988. She played the role of Melanie, a married women caught in a love triangle.


In 1994, Sara starred in “Timecop”, a science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams. She played Melissa Walker, the wife of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s character Max Walker. The movie was a commercial success and helped establish Mia Sara as a versatile actress who could handle different genres.


Overall, Mia Sara’s career in the 1980s was brief but memorable. Her performances in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Legend” established her as a talented actress with a bright future in Hollywood. Although her subsequent movie roles were not as successful, Mia Sara’s contributions to 1980s cinema cannot be overlooked. Her beauty, charm, and acting ability made her a favorite and an icon of the decade.


Mia Sara – Wikipedia