Geraldine Chaplin

Geraldine Leigh Chaplin (born July 31, 1944) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-nominated actress.

Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, the first child of actor/director Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill (who was the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and author Agnes Boulton). Chaplin was educated at a boarding school in Switzerland where she learned French & Spanish to a fluent level, the former being standard in any Swiss school, with the latter being aptly demonstrated during her many performances for her Spanish director/ husband. Chaplin had a twelve year relationship with Spanish director Carlos Saura, and she has starred in nine of his movies, including Cría cuervos (1976), Elisa, vida mía (1977), and Mama Turns a Hundred (1979). She also appeared in several of Robert Altman's films during the 1970s. She married a long time companion, Chilean movie operator Patricio Castilla in 2006. She has two children, Shane (b. 1974, by Carlos) and Oona (b. 1986, by Patricio). From time to time, she makes Miami, Florida her home as she has a home by the beach.[citation needed]


[edit] Career
When Chaplin was eight years old, she appeared uncredited in her famous father's Limelight. When her dream of becoming a ballet dancer ended, she followed in her father's footsteps and became an actor. Director David Lean chose her to play Tonya, the main character's devoted wife in Doctor Zhivago (1965). She has appeared in numerous films throughout her long career. She played the role of her own paternal grandmother Hannah Chaplin in the biographical film on her father Chaplin.

Geraldine Chaplin

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