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Mia Tyler

Updated on September 23, 2014

More Than Lips

"Beauty comes in all different packages. If you're a size 12, then your not any less beautiful than a size 4."

Plus size model, actress, producer, author, advocate and public speaker, Mia Tyler is probably best known as rocker Steven Tyler's daughter or the Lord of the Rings elfin princess Liv Tyler's sister. But Mia is creating an image and personality all her own.

Born Mia Abagale Tallarico and just entering her thirties (December 22, 1978) she has already established a successful modeling career and growing personality personae.

What follows is a mini tribute to Mia.

Keep an Eye Out

Mia is working on a new reality show that is "a 'Dear Mia' kind of show". They should be shooting the first week of January. Check her Myspace blog for updates!

Three Reasons to Love Mia Tyler

Her Name

Mia means "Sea Of Bitterness". It is supposedly of Scandinavian origin and is often associated with Maria.

Her Attitude

Mia has a no-nonsense-accept-me-as-I-am or get lost attitude. It's inspiring and a welcome change.

Her Curves

Well of course! Mia is incredibly curvy and proud of her curves. Her proportions have helped her make a living on the runway and in print.

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Plus Size Modeling

In the past Mia has been represented by the Wilhelmina modeling agency.

She has appeared in such elite magazines as Seventeen, Teen Magazine, Teen People, Mode, Us, Jump, YM, Moxie Girl, Vogue and on the cover of Flare.

Her hips have also sashayed down the runways of New York and Paris.

The Actress

Mia has appeared in the following films.

* Inheridance (2008)

* Rush Hour 3 (2007)

* People Are Dead (2002)

* A Little Bit of Lipstick (2000)

Her Family

"I have always been pudgy. It has never bothered me, I have always felt pretty, happy and loved."

Her Parents

Mia is the daughter of Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith and Cyrinda Fox (R.C. from the Andy Warhol's movie Bad). Like most teens, Mia had a rocky relationship with her parents but has reconciled with both. Her mother died in 2002 from a brain tumor.

Brothers and Sisters

Liv Tyler is Mia's half sister via Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell. She also has a brother and sister (Chelsea and Taj Tallarico) through Steven's marriage to Teresa Barrick.

The Opposite Sex

Taking a break...

Mia recently announced her breakup to guitarist Brian Harrah who she was previously engaged to.

Mia talked about the break up on her Myspace blog in an effort to quiet any rumours and hard feelings. It is considered an amicable parting and the two remain friends.

Mia was previously married to drummer Dave Buckner.

The Book


That's right, Mia wrote a memoir, titled Creating Myself. It was released in August 2008.

Here is the book description:

In Creating Myself, Mia shares scintillating details about her rock-and-roll family, as well as battling her own personal demons: dumping her mother's cocaine vial down the toilet at just eight years old, running around backstage at her father's concerts (including the one where she first met her sister, Liv), and attempting to distract herself from her pain through drug addiction and self-mutilation. Yet this memoir is ultimately a tale of redemption. Mia learns that in order to truly grow up, she must forgive both herself and those who hurt her, give up the quest for perfection, and acknowledge that she is still a work in progress.

Immortalized in Song

Steven Tyler wrote and sang a song called Mia.


Honey, na, na, na, na....

Hush a bye my baby soft and new

Oh, loveliness, gypsy dance in the rain

Hush a bye my baby what you do

Oh, the baby cry

The wind is a-callin your name

Oh, oh...

Where you came from you ain't alone

Live and loved from the old jawbone

Ah, don't you cry you're home sweet home

Rock a bye sweet lady gypsy blue

Oh, the nightingale's singin' her song in the rain

Hush a bye sweet lady, soft and new

Oh, don't you cry, the wind she's a-screamin' your name

Oh, oh...

Come too soon that sunny day

You give your heart away

No divorce, io repouise

Oh, oh...

This song can be found on the album Night in the Ruts.

Aerosmith's official website.

Celebrity Fit Club

It's about getting healthy, not losing weight...

Mia was involved in one of the first teams in Celebrity Fit Club, a weight loss challenge reality television show which aired from January - March 2005. Her fellow team members included Daniel Baldwin (actor), Bix Markie (rapper), and Mablean Ephriam (Divorce Court judge). Unfortunately, or not (depending on your view), her team didn't win but she lost 17 pounds.

1. The Weigh In

2. The Pool Challenge

3. The Boxing Workout

4. The Weakest Link

5. Celeb Sleepover

6. Elementary Olympics

7. Cells Phones, Spas and a Tug of War

8. The Final Weigh In

Read episode synopsis.

Watch Mia Tyler as a judge on Fat Chance

When a lot is so much more...

Mo'nique's hit reality show Fat Chance is the first television beauty pageant for plus size women. Mia was one of the judges.

Purchase Season 1 and 2 from Amazon.

Are You Mia's Number One Fan?

You can send fan mail to the following address:

Mia Tyler C/O Barb Frederick

Innovative Artists

1505 Tenth St.

Santa Monica, CA


Officially Mia

Staying in touch with her fans...

Mia has an official domain name that used to lead to a website once upon of time but now leads to her very successful Myspace page.

She has one of the few celebrity websites that isn't just about promoting herself. She shares her causes, provides inspiration and shows her readers that should they need help, it is out there.

Mia updates her myspace regularly with new photos and commentary as well as sending out bulletins.

Visit Mia Tyler's Official home on the web at Myspace.

She's also on facebook and twitter and blogspot.

The Tattoos

Decorating the body with love...

There's no denying that tattoos are hot. It's amazing how accepting they have become over the last few decades. Tattoos are not just for men anymore. Women love them too.

Mia has a number of unique and beautiful tattoos that have surfaced throughout her body. You can see them up close and the progression of her arm tattoo in the pictures section of her myspace.

To see more of Mia's Tattoos at Myspace after you sign up as a friend.

Shout Out For Mia Tyler!

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      Amy 6 years ago from New England, USA

      Mia is gorgeous. She looks like her sister, but with brown eyes. I think she looks more like her father than Liv does, though.

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 7 years ago

      amazing lens, nice job

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      miaponzo 7 years ago

      It's amazing that she hasn't fallen into the skinny Hollywood trap!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Mia I just read your book Creating Yourself. I could really relate to it. It was so beautiful. I got angry, laughed and cryed. Do u have any plans on writing another book? This time fiction? I struggle everyday with my weight. Everyday is a battle but I have to remember that I am a strong and healthy women. You gave me soooo much hope to not dwell on the past. Thank u Mia

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Very interesting to learn about Mia Tyler. I hadn't heard of her before but it sounds like she's already successful and poised for even more success.

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      bravome 7 years ago

      Great lens. I really like Mia Tyler myself and found your lens pretty good. Keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi Mia! I am just about finishedreading your book, "creating myself". The book is execellent. It helped me move on from my past, that I couldn't let go for 20 years! I also love that you are trying to start a plus size clothing line. revolution1228. that's great! I would definitely buy stuff from your clothing line. I am in the process of losing weight. Iv'e lost 55 pound so far. i'm in a current size of 16-18. i think you are such an awesome girl!!! and NOT just because your Steven Tylers daughter. you rock!! keep up the good work! peace out!!!!!!!!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Nice work! I didn't know too much about Mia Tyler before reading this, but I did see her on Celebrity Fit Club a couple of years ago.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I didn't know much about Mia before. She sounds like a nice person and I'm glad that you made a lens about her, Maureen. That was very nice of you to do!


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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      check out her new clothing line endeavor !!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      mia is amazingly gorgeous...she is so inspiring..sometimes world can be so cruel to plus size women..

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      for the most comprehensive mai tyler pictures check out

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      mia i was a plus size model and i didn't get as far as you but i think you are great and your dad is my favorita singer.

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      PlussizePatty 9 years ago

      She really is beautiful! I love the lay out of your lens. You have inspired me to work on mine. Thanks

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      mfartr 9 years ago

      Sorry if you find this crude, but Mia Tyler is HOT. Beautiful, sexy, alluring, spicy, intriguing, talented, she's got it goin on. Thx for the lens. 5 stars.

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      Ruth Coffee 9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I saw Mia on an earlier lens you did and saw the resemblance to Liv immediately, two beautiful women!

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      Carennedy LM 9 years ago

      Love it, didn't know anything about her, she's as beautiful as her sister.

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      jtpratt lm 10 years ago

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