Mia Farrow salutes Michael Caine at 90: ‘He introduced me to Woody for which I forgave him’

Mia Farrow paid tribute to Sir Michael Caine on the occasion of his 90th birthday, calling him the “greatest gentleman” for introducing her to Woody Allen and for whom she has since forgiven.

The 79-year-old actress shared an emotional tribute to the veteran actor on her Instagram page, alongside a black-and-white image of them together.

In the post, Farrow wrote: “Happy 90th Birthday to the greatest gentleman, Michael Caine. He introduced me to Woody Allen for which I forgave him. Love to you, Michael.”

The post was also accompanied by a picture of Farrow and Caine together, with Farrow wearing a white dress and Caine in a tuxedo.

The pair first met while filming the comedy, What's New Pussycat?, in 1965 and went on to appear in two Woody Allen films together, Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).

Farrow famously had an on-off relationship with Allen, which ended in 1992 when it was revealed that Allen was having an affair with Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.

Caine, who was awarded an Oscar in 1987 and a knighthood in 2000, celebrated his 90th birthday on 14 March.

The actor, who is one of Britain's most beloved stars, has appeared in more than 130 films, including The Italian Job, Educating Rita and The Dark Knight trilogy.

The British star was celebrated by other celebrities, including Sir Elton John, who posted a picture of the pair together on his Instagram page.

John wrote: “Happy 90th Birthday to the one and only Michael Caine! It's been such an honor to know you and to have you as a friend for so many years. Love you, Sir Michael!”

Farrow's tribute to Caine comes as a sweet reminder of their past friendship, which has survived despite the controversy surrounding her relationship with Woody Allen.