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.
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.
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.
In August 2006, Mischa went on a trip to Australia as the guest of honor at the David Jones Tahitian Summer Collection launch.
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.
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 became a naturalized citizen of the United States in Los Angeles on 3 February 2006.
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.
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.
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).
Mischa has a cat named Angelo and two dogs named Ziggy Stardust and Charlie 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 song named after her on Rozino Smith's 2005 album, Blurry Summer, entitled Mischa Barton.
Mischa has had two movies premiere the Sundance Film Festival (Julie Johnson and Lost and Delirious).
The name Mischa is Russian/Polish for Michael and is genrally used as a boys name, but her parents liked the name.
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