Palm Beach Beauty: Mia Matthews

Photography by Robert Nelson 

Shot on location at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan


Mia Matthews

Occupation: Actress, singer, producer

Beauty factor: philanthropist, arts and entertainment advocate, style maven, Silver Palm Award winner

Mia Matthews - Actress, Singer, Producer, and Palm Beach Beauty

On philanthropy: “Find a need and fill it” has always been my motto. I recently went to India with my family, where we worked with small schools through the Tripura Foundation and its Hope Learning Centers. A small gift of time is as powerful as money.

First job: I tried to make extra money at a theme park by dressing up in a character costume, but it was 102 degrees outside.
I got a terrible migraine—and my mascot career ended abruptly.

Mia Matthews - Singer, Actress, Producer, and Palm Beach BeautyHer definition of “beauty”: It’s all around—in lasting friendships, in watching children grow up into visions we have imagined, in simple things like hot water, good food, and a French Bordeaux.

Role model: My mom. She juggled work, a husband, and six kids with grace and humor. I adore her.

Proudest accomplishment: My daughters. They are the kindest human beings I’ve ever met.

Guilty pleasure: I have a doughnut fetish. It’s something I shouldn’t share…

Palm Beach haunts: Club Colette and The Mar-a-Lago Club—I’ve always felt like I should have been around in the 1930s and 1940s, when everyone dressed for dinner, so I’m right at home there.

Signature cocktail: Lychee martini at Meat Market

If she weren’t an actress: Perhaps I’d be a teacher. I started a master’s program in interdisciplinary arts and drama therapy. My goal is to reach special-needs kids through drama.

Bucket-list item: I don’t have a bucket list. I kind of just welcome everything that comes my way.


Hair: Gregory Ash Yomontano, Deborah Koepper Beauty, Palm Beach

Makeup: Deborah Koepper using Deborah Koepper Cosmetics, Deborah Koepper Beauty, Palm Beach

Palm Beach Illustrated thanks the management and staff of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa for their gracious hospitality.

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