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Overview (2)

Born in Anau District, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Birth NameTarita Teriipia

Mini Bio (1)

Tarita Teriipaia is a former actress of French Polynesian and Chinese descent most famous for having been the third wife of actor Marlon Brando, whom she later divorced. For media and entertainment appearances and engagements she has usually been billed as Tarita.

Tarita played Maimiti opposite Marlon Brando in the film Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She became Brando's third wife in 1962. She is the mother of two of Brando's children, a son, Simon Teihotu, and a daughter, Tarita Cheyenne. They divorced in 1972. Only months after Marlon Brando's death in 2004, Tarita published her memoirs titled Marlon, My Love and My Torment.

One of their grandsons, Tuki Brando, is a prominent model. As of 2015, she is the only wife of Brando who is still alive, after Movita Castaneda and Anna Kashfi died on February 12 and August 16 of 2015, respectively.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Spouse (1)

Marlon Brando (10 August 1962 - 14 July 1972) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

Had two children with Marlon Brando: a son, Simon Teihotu Brando (born on 30 May 1963) and a daughter, Tarita Zumi Cheyenne (13 February 1970-14 April 1995, suicide).
Born in a bamboo hut 6 kilometers from Bora Bora's one village, Vaitape.
Has 5 brothers and 1 sister.
Father, Teriichira, was a fisherman.
Attended school until she was 12.
Was working as a dishwasher at a resort near Papeete, Tahiti, when she was discovered.
Grandmother of Tuki Brando, Cheyenne's son.
Daughter-in-law of Marlon Brando Sr. during her marriage to Marlon Brando.
Sister-in-law of Jocelyn Brando during marriage to Marlon Brando.
Although she had signed a contract with MGM, Marlon Brando made sure that she didn't get any more roles after Mutiny on the Bounty (1962).
Has lived on Marlon Brando's estate at the beach of Papeete since 1970.
Grandson Tuki Brando (b. 1990), her daughter's Cheyenne's son, has been chosen by Donatella Versace to be the new face of Versace for Men's collection. (2007).

Personal Quotes (1)

[asked if she would like to be in more films]: No. Well, I would like, but he [Marlon Brando] doesn't want me to. He wants me to stay home and raise the children.

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