Tarita Teriipaia

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Tarita Teri'ipaia
Born Tarita Teri'ipaia
(1941-12-29) December 29, 1941 (age 72)
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Years active 1962–1985
Spouse(s) Marlon Brando (1962–1972) (divorced) 2 children

Tarita Teri'ipaia (born December 29, 1941) is a former actress of French Polynesian and Chinese descent most famous for having been the third wife of actor Marlon Brando, from whom she later divorced. For media and entertainment appearances and engagements she has usually been billed as Tarita.

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Born in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, she 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, and 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.

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