Independence Inn. She is the woman that gave Lorelai her job as a maid at the inn when she first moved to Stars Hollow. She also provided Lorelai the shed behind the Indpendence Inn as a home for her and Rory.Eventually Lorelai is promoted within the Independance Inn, and Mia moves. When she makes her annual appearance in the second season, she tells Lorelai that she runs the inn so well, that there is not even a need for her to stop by any longer. Lorelai wants to tell Mia that she and Sookie are planning to open their own inn, but is worried she will hurt Mia's feelings. To Lorelai's relief, Mia confides with her
In the final season, Mia gets married, and she invites Lorelai and Rory to come down to South Carolina for the wedding. Emily also goes along as a girls weekend. When they arrive, Emily sees how much of a mother figure that Mia was to Lorelai, and she becomes a little frustrated. This also happened with Mia's first appearence.
- In between Mia's first appearance and her last, she sends Emily pictures of Lorelai and Rory in their time at the Independence Inn.
- Mia once lived in Stars Hollow because she mentions watching Luke grow up and how he always wore a Star Trek t-shirt.
- The character Mia was played by both Elizabeth Franz and Kathy Baker. From Elizabeth's portrayal to Kathy's, the character of Mia completely changed. Elizabeth has salt and pepper hair, while Kathy has red/brown hair.