Geraldine Chaplin

Actor, Dancer
Though she was the daughter of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, actress Geraldine Chaplin blazed her own trail with a prominent career as a supporting actress in major films in both Hollywood and abroad. After ... Read more »
Born: 07/31/1944 in Santa Monica, California, USA


Actor (106)

Marguerite & Julien 2015 (Movie)

Mère de Lefebvre (Actor)

Sand Dollars 2015 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

The Master Passion / Nursemaid / Aunt Chance (Actor)

Amapola 2014 (Movie)


Another Me 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Brennan (Actor)

Inconceivable 2014 (Movie)

Frances Church-Chappel (Actor)

Panda Eyes 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Brennan (Actor)

The Monk 2013 (Movie)

L'abbesse (Actor)

All Together 2012 (Movie)

Annie Colin (Actor)

Americano 2012 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

O Apóstolo 2012 (Movie)

Voice of Dosinda (Actor)

The Impossible 2012 (Movie)

Old Woman (Actor)

There Be Dragons 2011 (Movie)

Abileyza (Actor)

¿Para Qué Sirve un Oso? 2011 (Movie)

Josephine (Actor)

L' imbroglio nel lenzuolo 2010 (Movie)


The Wolfman 2010 (Movie)

Maleva (Actor)

Imago mortis 2009 (Movie)


The Mosquito Net 2009 (Movie)


Diary of a Nymphomaniac 2008 (Movie)


Ramirez 2008 (Movie)


Talk to Me About Love 2008 (Movie)


Boxes 2007 (Movie)


Miguel and William 2007 (Movie)

La dueña (Actor)

Teresa: El Cuerpo De Cristo 2007 (Movie)

Convent Prioress (Actor)

The Orphanage 2007 (Movie)

Aurora (Actor)

The Totenwackers 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Salgado (Actor)

Bloodrayne 2006 (Movie)

Fortune Teller (Actor)

Ramirez 2006 (Movie)

Galerist (Actor)

Melissa P 2005 (Movie)


The Bridge Of San Luis Rey 2005 (Movie)

The Abbess (Actor)

Heidi 2004 (Movie)

Miss Rottenmeier (Actor)

City of No Limits 2003 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Talk to Her 2002 (Movie)

Katarina Bilova (Actor)

City of No Limits 2000 (Movie)


Las Caras de la Luna 2000 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Beresina, or The Last Days of Switzerland 1999 (Movie)

Charlotte De (Actor)

To Walk With Lions 1999 (Movie)

Victoria Andrecelli (Actor)

Tu que harias por amor 1999 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Cousin Bette 1998 (Movie)

Adeline Hulot (Actor)

Finisterre (Donde Termina El Mundo) 1997 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

Miss Scatcherd (Actor)

Doctor Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Crimetime 1995 (Movie)

Thelma (Actor)

Home for the Holidays 1995 (Movie)

Aunt Glady (Actor)

Words Upon the Window Pane 1995 (Movie)

MacKenna (Actor)

The Eyes of Asia 1994 (Movie)

Jane Powell (Actor)

Buster's Bedroom 1993 (Movie)

Diana Daniels (Actor)

The Age of Innocence 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Welland (Actor)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Hannah Chaplin (Actor)

Hors Saison 1992 (Movie)

Anarchist (Actor)

Noroit 1991 (Movie)

Morag (Actor)

Elisa, Vida Mia 1990 (Movie)


I Want to Go Back Home 1989 (Movie)

Terry Armstrong (Actor)

The Children 1989 (Movie)

Joyce Wheater (Actor)

The Return of the Musketeers 1989 (Movie)

Anne D'Autriche--Queen Anne (Actor)

Mama Turns 100 1988 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

The Moderns 1988 (Movie)

Nathalie DeVille (Actor)

White Mischief 1988 (Movie)

Nina Soames (Actor)

Love on the Ground 1986 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

My Cousin Rachel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


The Corsican Brothers 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Gentile Alouette 1984 (Movie)

Angela Duverger (Actor)

Les Uns et les autres 1984 (Movie)

Sarah Glenn (Actor)

Buried Alive 1983 (Movie)


La Vie est un roman 1982 (Movie)

Nora Winkle (Actor)

The Mirror Crack'd 1979 (Movie)

Ella Zielinsky (Actor)

The Word 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


L' Adoption 1978 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

La Viuda de Montiel 1978 (Movie)

Adelaida (Actor)

Le Voyage en Douce 1978 (Movie)

Lucie (Actor)

Mais ou et donc ornicar 1978 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

Remember My Name 1978 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

A Wedding 1977 (Movie)

Rita Billingsley--Wedding Coordinator (Actor)

Los Ojos Vendados 1977 (Movie)

Emilia (Actor)

Roseland 1977 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

Cria! 1976 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

In Memorium 1976 (Movie)

Paulina (Actor)

Une Page d'Amour 1976 (Movie)

Lise (Actor)

Welcome to L.A. 1976 (Movie)

Karen Hood (Actor)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Opal (Actor)

The Four Musketeers 1974 (Movie)

Queen Anne of Austria (Actor)

La Banda de Jaider 1973 (Movie)


Verflucht dies Amerika! 1973 (Movie)


Ana Y Los Lobos 1972 (Movie)

Ana (Actor)

Le Mariage a la Mode 1972 (Movie)

Marie Des Anges (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1972 (Movie)

Anne of Austria (Actor)

Z.P.G. 1972 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Innocent Bystanders 1971 (Movie)

Miriam Lomam (Actor)

La Casa Sin Fronteras 1970 (Movie)


Sur un Arbre Perche 1970 (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

The Hawaiians 1970 (Movie)

Purity Hoxworth (Actor)

A Countess From Hong Kong 1967 (Movie)


Doctor Zhivago 1965 (Movie)

Tonya (Actor)

Limelight 1953 (Movie)

Child (Actor)

A Foreign Field (TV Show)


Dinotopia (TV Show)


Duel of Hearts (TV Show)


Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)


In the Beginning (TV Show)


Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Show)


Sleeping Murder (TV Show)


The Odyssey (TV Show)



Though she was the daughter of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin, actress Geraldine Chaplin blazed her own trail with a prominent career as a supporting actress in major films in both Hollywood and abroad. After beginning her career with a small part in her father's film "Limelight" (1952), Chaplin made her official debut as Omar Sharif's spurned wife in "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) before starting a long romantic and professional collaboration with Spanish director Carlos Suava in the late 1960s. In the following decade, she was Queen Anne in "The Three Musketeers" (1973), a role she reprised in the 1974 and 1989 sequels, and delivered a Golden Globe-nominated performance as the celebrity-obsessed BBC reporter in Robert Altman's "Nashville" (1975). From there, she collaborated several times with director Alan Rudolph on "Welcome to L.A." (1976) and "The Moderns" (1988), while playing her own mentally-disturbed grandmother in "Chaplin" (1992), starring Robert Downey, Jr. as her father. She went on to acclaimed supporting turns in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence" (1993), Jodie Foster's "Home for the Holidays" (1995) and Pedro Almodóvar's "Talk to Her" (2002), while appearing in more commercial Hollywood fare like "BloodRayne" (2006) and "The Wolfman" (2010), making Chaplin one of the more prolific character actors in film.


Agnes Boulton

Maternal grandmother

Patricio Castilla

Born in Chile together since c. 1979 worked together on "Prisoneros Desaparecidos" (1979) and "La Viuda de Montiel" (1979) married in 2006

Oona Castilla

Born in 1986 father, Patricio Castilla

Charles Chaplin

Best known for his Little Tramp character in several silent films, such as "The Kid" (1921), "The Gold Rush" (1925) and "Modern Times" (1936) earned several Academy award nominations for his first talking picture, "The Great Dictator" (1940) With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, Chaplin co-founded United Artists in 1919 Chaplin was exiled from the US by J. Edgar Hoover in 1952 died in Vevey, Switzerland on Christmas Day 1977

Charlie Chaplin Actor


Christopher Chaplin

Born July 6, 1962 mother, Oona O'Neill

Eugene Chaplin

Born August 23, 1953 mother, Oona O'Neill

Michael Chaplin

Born March 7, 1946 mother, Oona O'Neill

Annette-Emilie Chaplin

Born December 3, 1959 mother, Oona O'Neill

Jane Chaplin

Born May 23, 1957 mother, Oona O'Neill

Josephine Chaplin

Born March 28, 1949 mother, Oona O'Neill

Victoria Chaplin

Born May 19, 1951 mother, Oona O'Neill

Charles Chaplin

Born May 5, 1925 mother, Lita Grey died of a pulmonary embolism in 1968

Syndey Chaplin

Born March 31, 1926 mother, Lita Grey

Charles Chaplin

Paternal grandfather died from alcoholism in 1901

Hannah Chaplin

Paternal grandmother had a mental breakdown after her husband left institutionalized for most of her remaining years died in 1928 portrayed by Geraldine in the biopic "Chaplin" (1992)

Oona O'Neill

Daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and author Agnes Boulton married to Charlie Chaplin from 1943 until his death in 1977 died of pancreatic cancer on Sept. 27, 1991

Eugene O'Neill

Maternal grandfather won the 1936 Nobel Prize in literature died on Nobermber 27, 1953

Carlos Saura Director

Had long-term relationship in the 1970s father of Chaplin's son Shane

Shane Saura

Born in 1974 father, Carlos Saura


Educated at a boarding school in Switzerland

Royal Ballet School




Appeared in the acclaimed experimental film "The Forbidden Room"


Appeared in the thriller "Another Me"


Co-starred in the remake of "The Wolfman," starring Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins


Co-starred in the Spanish-language horror film, "The Orphanage"


Played a Fortune Teller in the big-screen version of the popular video game, "BloodRayne"


Cast as the Ghost of Christmas Future in NBC's television musical, "A Christmas Carol"


Co-starred in Pedro Almodóvar's "Talk to Her"


Portrayed Yocheved in the biblical drama, "In The Beginning"


Cast in the adventure drama, "To Walk With Lions"


Potrayed Adeline Hulot in "Cousin Bette"


Featured in Franco Zeffirelli's film adaption of Charlotte Brontë's novel, "Jane Eyre"


Potrayed Aunt Glady in the Jodie Foster directed, "Home For The Holidays"


Cast as Mrs. Welland in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence"


Played her grandmother Hannah Chaplin in Richard Attenborough's biographical film about her father, "Chaplin"; earned second Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress


Co-starred with Keith Carradine in Alan Rudolph's "The Moderns"


Starred in Carlos Saura's "Mamá cumple cien años"


Starred in "Remember My Name"; written and directed by Alan Rudolph and produced by Robert Altman


Joined an ensemble cast for Robert Altman's "A Wedding"


Played the title role in director Carlos Saura's "Elisa, vida mía"


Re-teamed with Robert Altman for "Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson"


Played a Valley housewife addicted to taxi rides in Alan Rudolph's "Welcome to L.A."; first collaboration with actor Keith Carradine


First collaboration with Robert Altman, "Nashville"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress


Re-teamed with longtime companion Carlos Saura for "Cría cuervos"


Made feature writing debut with "Honeycomb"; also starred in the film


Directed by Carlos Saura in "Peppermint Frappé"


Made Broadway debut in "The Little Foxes"


First film as an adult, "Dr. Zhivago"


Made her uncredited acting debut in "Limelight," directed by her father, Charlie Chaplin

Bonus Trivia


Attended the Royal Ballet School.


Learned fluent French and Spanish at the Swiss school she attended during her youth.


Was unaware that the reason behind her family's relocation from the United States to Europe in 1952 was her father having been deported by Edgar Hoover, who feared Chaplin was a Communist. Her father did not discuss this aspect with her, as she was only eight years old at the time.


Sings on the song "L'amour à la Française" by French pop singer Chet.


"Perhaps what's unconventional about my life is the incredible luck I've had, first to be born with this last name and then to have been able to work with the people I've worked with." - from, Jun. 24, 2015


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