Geraldine Chaplin Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Geraldine Chaplin Wiki, Biography

Geraldine Chaplin (born July 31, 1944) is an American actress. She is a daughter of Charlie Chaplin, the first of eight children with his fourth wife, Oona O’Neill. After beginnings in dance and modeling, she turned her attention to acting, and made her English-language acting debut (and came to prominence in what would be a Golden Globe-nominated role) in her portrayal of Tonya in David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago (1965). She made her Broadway acting debut in Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes in 1967, and played the role of ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in Raúl Araiza’s Nefertiti and Akhenaton (1973) alongside famous Egyptian actor Salah Zulfikar. Chaplin received her second Golden Globe nomination for Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975). She received a BAFTA nomination for her role in Welcome to L.A. (1976). She played her grandmother Hannah Chaplin in the biopic Chaplin (1992) for which she received her third Golden Globe nomination.

Chaplin has appeared in a wide variety of critically recognized Spanish and French films. She starred in Les Uns et les Autres (1981), Life Is a Bed of Roses (1983) and the Jacques Rivette experimental films Noroît (1976) and Love on the Ground (1984). She was the partner of director Carlos Saura for 12 years until 1979, starring in his films Ana and the Wolves (1973), Cría Cuervos (1976), Elisa, vida mía (1977), and Mamá cumple cien años (1979). She was awarded a Goya Award for her role in En la ciudad sin límites (2002), and was nominated again for The Orphanage (2007).] Her contribution to Spanish cinema culminated in her being awarded the gold medal by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences in 2006. In 2018, she starred in Red Land (Rosso Istria), Italian movie by Maximiliano Hernando Bruno based on Norma Cossetto and the foibe massacres. In 2019, she played the Duchess of Windsor in season 3 of the Netflix period drama series The Crown.

Full NameGeraldine Chaplin
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1944
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Height5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
ProfessionActress, Writer, Soundtrack
EducationRoyal Ballet School
SpousePatricio Castilla
ChildrenOona Castilla Chaplin, Shane Saura, Shane Saura ; Oona Castilla Chaplin
ParentsOona O’Neill, Charles and Oona Chaplin
SiblingsVictoria Chaplin, Michael Chaplin, Josephine Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Christopher Chaplin, Eugene Chaplin, Charles Chaplin Jr., Jane Chaplin, Norman Spencer Chaplin, Annette Emily Chaplin
PartnerCarlos Saura
AwardsGoya Award for Best Supporting Actress, TIFF Award for Lifetime Achievement
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Ariel Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress, Fénix Film Award for Best Actress
MoviesDoctor Zhivago, The Orphanage, Cria Cuervos, The Impossible, Talk to Her, A Monster Calls, The Age of Innocence, Limelight, The Wolfman, Home for the Holidays, Elisa, My Life, The Mirror Crack’d, Welcome to L.A., Diary of a Nymphomaniac, Remember My Name, Ana and the Wolves, Sand Dollars, The Four M…
TV ShowsMy Cousin Rachel, The Word (US)

Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born on July 31, 1944, in Santa Monica, California, the fourth child of actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin, and the first child of his fourth wife, Oona O’Neill, whom he married in 1943. Charlie Chaplin was 55 when Geraldine Chaplin was born and Oona was 19 years old. Geraldine was the first of their eight children. Her paternal grandparents were English Charles Chaplin Sr. and Hannah Chaplin (born Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill), and her maternal grandparents were Nobel- and Pulitzer-Prize-winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill and English-born writer Agnes Boulton.

When Geraldine was eight years old, her father took the family on vacation to Britain and Europe. Two days after the family set sail, the U.S. Attorney General James P. McGranery signed an order refusing Chaplin permission to re-enter the country. Chaplin’s father moved the family to Switzerland. She attended boarding school there, where she became fluent in French and Spanish. Also in this time period, Geraldine appeared in her father’s film Limelight (1952).

Chaplin’s son, Shane Saura Chaplin, was born in 1974. His father is Spanish film director Carlos Saura, who directed several films Chaplin appeared in.

Chaplin’s daughter, Oona, is now an actress in British and Spanish films. Chaplin married Oona’s father, Chilean cinematographer Patricio Castilla, in 2006.

In 1978, the Chaplin family were the victims of a failed extortion plot by kidnappers who had stolen the body of Charlie Chaplin. Geraldine Chaplin negotiated with the kidnappers, who had also threatened her infant son.

As of 2011, Chaplin has maintained a home in Miami. She also was spending time in residences between Madrid and Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (the latter near the former long-time home of her parents).

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