Tarita Teriipaia

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Tarita Teri'ipaia
Born Tarita Teri'ipaia
(1941-12-29) December 29, 1941 (age 75)
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Years active 1962–1985
Spouse(s) Marlon Brando
(m. 1962; divo 1972)
Children 2, including Cheyenne Brando

Tarita Teri'ipaia (born 29 December 1941) is a former actress of French Polynesian and Chinese descent most famous for having been the third wife of actor Marlon Brando,[1] whom she later divorced. For media and entertainment appearances and engagements she has usually been billed as Tarita.


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,[2] 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.[3] 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.


  1. ^ Claudia Luther and Elaine Dutka (July 4, 2004). "A Hollywood Iconoclast Who Transformed the Art of Acting". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Golden Globe Awards: Winners & Nominees 1963". GoldenGlobes.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Carole Corm (February 1, 2005). "Brando's Ex Tells Her Story". The New York Times. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 


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