She was born in the same London hospital as her Notting Hill co-star Hugh Grant. (tv.com)
In January 2011, it was rumored that Mischa was one of the celebrities being considered for the next season of Dancing With The Stars. (tv.com)
Although Mischa has had pierced ears since the middle of 2009, she only rarely wears earrings. Because she doesn't wear earrings very often, the holes in her earlobes can be quite difficult to see if she hasn't worn earrings for a while. (tv.com)
She was offered the role of Georgina Sparks in Gossip Girl, but turned it down. (tv.com)
In July 2009, Mischa was forced to spend several weeks in Ceders-Sinai Medical Center, having been taken there by police on July 15th. Mischa later denied media reports that she had suffered a nervous breakdown, and explained that her hospitalization was actually the result of botched surgery to remove all four wisdom teeth. (tv.com)
In 2006, while making a promotional appearance on Japanese TV, she helped out with a couple of magic tricks. The first was a card trick, while in the second, she was sawed in half in an illusion called Clearly Impossible. (tv.com)
She drives a light blue classic Cadillac convertible, which she bought in February 2010 for $15,000. (tv.com)
She has a small circular tattoo on her lower back, just above her waist, which she got at the start of 2005. Because she didn't get their permission first, the producers of The O.C. were initially very angry with her for getting the tattoo, but eventually decided to write it into the show and created the story about Marissa and Alex visiting the tattoo parlour in episode 2.10 "The Accomplice". (tv.com)
In 2002, she had her navel pierced especially for her role as Natasha Wilson in the movie Octane. Once filming was completed, she removed the piercing and let the hole close up again. (tv.com)
In episode 16 of The O.C., some of the characters are watching Addicted, Enrique Iglesias` music video. Mischa appeared in the music video.
Mischa had a quite embarrassing moment... In the episode The Anger Management from The O.C., her nipple showed for a split second. Many fans of the show were outraged, and the FCC was called to investigate.
Mischa is 5`8" tall.
Mischa graduated from the Professional Children`s School in Manhattan in 2004. She has always hoped to attend Yale University some time in the future.
Mischa has always hoped to attend Yale University.
Mischa was Punk`d by Ashton Kutcher. She was the last of the young The O.C. stars to be pranked.
Mischa has appeared on the following lists:
2009 - #67 in AIM`s `100 Hottest Brunettes`
2007 - #94 in FHM`s `100 Sexiest Women in the World`
2006 - #1 in FHM`s `2006 Most Eligible Woman`
2006 - #21 in FHM`s `100 Sexiest Women in the World`
2005 - #64 in FHM`s `100 Sexiest Women in the World`
2007 - #49 in Maxim`s `Hot 100 List`
2006 - #33 in Maxim`s `Hot 100 List`
2005 - #6 in Maxim`s `100 Sexiest Women`
2004 - #15 on VH1`s `100 Hottest Hotties 2004`
Elle Style Awards
2006 - `2006 Female TV Star`
Entertainment Weekly`s "It List"
2006 - #1 `It Girl 2003` for the top `Creative People in Entertainment.`
Mischa appeared in James Blunt`s music video Goodbye My Lover.
Mischa`s bosses on The O.C. were reportedly displeased with her as she often turned up late to work after partying all night.
Idols: Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz
TV show: The Simpsons
Authors: William Shakespeare and George Orwell
Book: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Mischa`s mom is Irish and her dad comes from Manchester, England. She has two sisters: Zoe and Hania.
The name Mischa is Russian/Polish for Michael and is genrally used as a boys name, but her parents liked the name.
Mischa has had two movies premiere the Sundance Film Festival (Julie Johnson and Lost and Delirious).
Mischa has a song named after her on Rozino Smith`s 2005 album, Blurry Summer, entitled Mischa Barton.
At age nine, Mischa began her promising career in New York Theatre with a lead role in Tony Kushner`s Slavs!
Mischa has a cat named Angelo and two dogs named Ziggy Stardust and Charlie Barton.
Mischa`s modelling & advertising work:
- working as a child model for the Ford Modeling Agency;
- appearance in TV commercials and prints for the clothes store "JC";
- appearance in store posters for Aéropostale clothing;
- appearance as the face of the milk industry`s `Got Milk?` milk moustache campaign;
- photographed in the 2007/2008 campaign for Italian clothing brand "Iceberg";
- spokesperson for Keds sneakers;
- spokesperson for the Bebe clothing brand;
- spokesperson for Neutrogena;
- spokesperson for bag label Dooney & Bourke;
- spokesperson for the "SAFE" (Skin Awareness for Everyone) campaign; and
- lending of her name to the "TRAID" campaign (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development).
Some fans of the The O.C. were furious at Mischa for revealing in an interview on Access Hollywood that her character, Marissa Cooper, died in the season finale, some hours before it aired.
Most of Mischa`s roles before The O.C. were R-rated, and usually involved sex, drugs, alcohol, horror, and homosexuality. She admits that she likes the "edgier" roles.
Mischa became a naturalized citizen of the United States in Los Angeles on 3 February 2006.
Mischa has received the following awards:
- Glamour`s Women of the Year Awards
- Newcomer of the Year, The O.C. (2005)
- Teen Choice Awards: TV Breakout Star - Female, The O.C. (2004)
Mischa was the second actor cast for The O.C.. The first was Peter Gallagher. In 2006, Mischa left The O.C. to pursue a movie career. Before it was cancelled, thousands of fans wanted her to return to the series, but she said that she had already died in the series, and that she wanted to participate in other projects.
In August 2006, Mischa went on a trip to Australia as the guest of honor at the David Jones Tahitian Summer Collection launch.
In February 2007, Mischa crashed Nicole Richie`s car. After dropping Nicole off at a tanning salon, Mischa bumped Nicole`s car into another. Mischa exchanged insurance details with the couple in the other car, before quickly moving on.
Mischa was arrested on December 27, 2007 for suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and a controlled substance as well as driving without a valid license.
Prior to the start of filming for The Beautiful Life, she agreed to have her ears pierced for the first time in her life. She had them done especially so that she could, when required for scenes such as fashion shows, wear the same type of pierced earrings as the other female cast members also playing models.
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