Geraldine Chaplin

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  • Birth Name: Geraldine Leigh Chaplin
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Moved to Switzerland with her family when she was 8, and was educated at a Swiss boarding school.
  • Made her film debut, as a dancer, in her father's 1952 film Limelight.
  • Trained in classical ballet at the Royal Ballet School in London but didn't feel she was good enough to pursue it professionally.
  • Director David Lean chose her to play Tonya in his 1965 film Doctor Zhivago after seeing her picture in a magazine.
  • Made her Broadway debut in The Little Foxes in 1967.
  • Played her grandmother (Charlie's mother, Hannah) in the 1992 movie Chaplin, which starred Robert Downey Jr.
  • Has worked with such acclaimed directors as Pedro Almodovar, Franco Zeffirelli, Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese.
  • Is fluent in French and Spanish.

Awards

  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1966, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1978, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2008, Goya Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Oona Chaplin — Mother
  • Kiera Chaplin — Niece
  • Charlie Chaplin — Father
  • Eugene O'Neill — Grandfather
  • Jane Chaplin — Sister
  • Sydney Chaplin — Half Brother
  • Eugene Chaplin — Brother
  • Carmen Chaplin — Niece
  • Dolorès Chaplin — Niece
  • James Thiérrée — Nephew
  • Patricio Castilla — Husband
  • Annette-Emilie Chaplin — Sister
  • Carlos Saura — Ex-significant Other
  • Shane Saura — Son
  • Charles Chaplin Jr. — Half Brother
  • Christopher Chaplin — Brother
  • Oona Chaplin — Daughter
  • Victoria Chaplin — Sister
  • Josephine Chaplin — Sister
  • Michael John Chaplin — Brother

Details

  • Birth Name: Geraldine Leigh Chaplin
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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