Mia Farrow's 1992 Valentine's Day Card to Woody Allen Is Pretty Scary

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In February 1992, about one month after discovering that her boyfriend of 12 years was having an affair with her 20-year-old daughter, Mia Farrow gave a heart-shaped, Victorian-inspired card to Woody Allen for Valentine's Day. It featured a picture of Farrow's family, with pins stabbed through the hearts of all of her children, and a steak knife stabbed through her own chest.

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On one side of the card, Farrow wrote words like "loss" and "betrayal." On the other side she penned the poem:

Once my heart was one and it was yours to keep
My child you used and pierced my heart a hundred times and deep

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Illustration for article titled Mia Farrows 1992 Valentines Day Card to Woody Allen Is Pretty Scary

On the steak knife she taped a photo of Soon-Yi.

Allen shared the Valentine, and other notes from Farrow, with Steve Kroft during a 1992 interview for 60 Minutes, which CBS has recently uploaded to its website.

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yvanehtnioj

I do not find Mia Farrow's graphic illustration of the destruction of their family due to Woody Allen cheating on her with her teenage daughter to be as shocking as the actual destruction of their family due to Woody Allen cheating on her with her teenage daughter.