Marlon Brando is still remembered as one of the most famous performers of all time, even after his death. The actor left an illustrious legacy, as well as nearly a dozen children and three women.
Marlon Brando is still regarded as one of the greatest American actors of all time. Marlon first rose to stardom in the 1950s and continued to work until his death from pulmonary fibrosis in 2004.
He was best known for his appearances in A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather, both of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor. Marlon was 80 years old when he died, and his influence on film continues to this day. Marlon’s legacy, on the other hand, is complicated, owing to his troubled and turbulent personal life.
In his life, Brando was married three times. In 1957, he married actress Anna Kashfi for the first time. Christian Brando was born to the couple in 1958, but they divorced in 1959. According to a 1968 item from the Philadelphia Daily News, Marlon married Movita Castaneda in 1960, but she was «the wife he never claimed he had» until he was «under oath in a 1961 legal struggle with Anna Kashfi.»
Because Movita’s prior marriage was still active at the time, Brando was granted an annulment. Miko Brando (born 1961) and Rebecca Brando are Marlon and Movita’s children (born 1966).
Marlon married Tarita Teriipaia, his Mutiny on the Bounty co-star, in 1962. They were married until 1972. During that time, they had two children together: Simon Brando (born 1963) and Tarita Cheyenne Brando (born 1970.)
According to Australia’s The Age, Marlon Brando adopted Tarita’s daughter Maimiti Brando (born 1977) from a previous relationship. A decade after Marlon and Tarita divorced, he adopted Raiatua Brando (b. 1982), Tarita’s niece. Maimiti and Raiatua, on the other hand, «do not come up in Brando biography» and were listed in his bequest, according to The Age.
Marlon never married again, but he continued to date and have children. According to the New York Post, he and his housekeeper, Maria Cristina Ruiz, had three children together.
Ninna Priscilla Brando (born 1989), Myles Jonathan Brando (born 1992), and Timothy Gahan Brando are the three actors (born 1994). Petra Brando-Corval, the 14-year-old daughter of Brando’s aide Caroline Barrett and novelist James Clavell, was adopted by Brando when she was 14 years old.
The following is what we know about Marlon’s children.
Christian Brando, Marlon Brando’s oldest son, was born on May 11, 1958. He followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued acting, however, the majority of his credits were recorded under Gary Brown’s name.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, The Secret Life of an American Wife, and Unmasked Part 25 are among her credits. Cristian will, unfortunately, be remembered for his criminal record. Deborah, Christian’s ex-wife, accused him of reportedly hitting her and threatening to murder her in front of her daughter in a 2005 lawsuit, according to Access Online. «Civil rights violations, assault, domestic abuse, battery, and emotional anguish,» according to the lawsuit. In 2007, the couple reached a settlement.
Christian Brando is best known for assassinating Dag Drollet, Cheyenne’s half-boyfriend. sister’s According to The Guardian, she told Christian in May 1990 that Dag had been slapping her around. Christian, who had been drinking extensively earlier in the evening, claimed he had just threatened Drollet with a gun, which had accidentally discharged. In 1991, Christian pled guilty to manslaughter and received a jail sentence. In 1996, he was freed.
Christian passed away on January 26, 2008, from pneumonia.
Marlon Brando’s second wife, Movita, is the mother of his second-oldest son, Miko Brando. The 60-year-old, who was born on February 26, 1961, took after his father and became an actor. According to his IMDB page, he had minor roles in films such as Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star and Pancho’s Pizza. Miko also appeared in Michael Jackson’s «Thriller» and «You Rock My World» music videos.
Miko was close friends with the King of Pop, much as the singer was with Marlon. «I was friends with Michael Jackson for over 27 years, and my father cherished him,» Miko said in a letter to the Los Angeles Times in 2019, according to Page Six, in response to an allegation that Marlon made Jackson cry during a dinner talk about his sexuality. «I don’t like it when my father’s remarks are distorted to make it seem like Michael did anything wrong.»
Simon Teihotu Brando
Simon Brando was born on May 30, 1963, in New York City. He is Marlon’s first child with his third wife, Tarita.
Unlike his older half-brothers, the 58-year-old has kept a low profile. While he is not an actor, he does live and work in the Brando family resort in French Polynesia. According to IMDB, he is also the father of three children.
Rebecca Brando was born in 1966 to Marlon and Movita Brando, Marlon’s second wife. She decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and seek a career in acting. The 56-year-old was proud of her father’s achievements and approved the documentary Listen To Me Marlon about him.
Rebecca told Metro, «I’m just glad that it exposes my father as a person and not just this superstar.» «When I went over to a friend’s house, the parents wanted to see me and talk to me about his eight troubles, or they would say something like, ‘Your father isn’t very friendly on sets.’ They didn’t seem to notice that he was my father. It was merely a tale they read in the papers to them.'»
Tarita Cheyenne Brando
Tarita Cheyenne Brando, or Cheyenne Brando, was born on February 20, 1970, to Marlon and Tarita Brando. She sought a modeling profession, but she made news when she became pregnant with Dag Drollett, the man Christian Brando assassinated.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Cheyenne struggled with melancholy after the event and tragically committed suicide in her Tahiti home in 1995. She was 25 years old at the time.
In 1986, Marlon’s family expanded once more. According to AmoMama, Marlon’s secretary, Caroline Barrett, was involved in a protracted court dispute with Petra’s father, James Clavell, at the time.
Caroline sued James with Brando’s help, saying that the relationship had «emotionally» injured her and requesting $7 million in palimony. Eventually, the case was dismissed. After that, Brando helped Petra pay for her school and university costs, and she began to think of Marlon as her father.
She established the Brando Fischer Foundation to help poor children in honor of Marlon’s civil rights activities. «Remembering all the great moments my dad and I experienced together has been a difficult rollercoaster,» Petra said of his death at the Golden Globes. «Seeing so many people celebrating him is also a fantastic chance.» It’s a heartwarming story. I didn’t expect it to be as emotional as it has.»
Maimiti & Raiatua Brando
According to The Irish Express, Marlon adopted Tarita’s daughter Maimiti, born in 1977, and niece Raiatua, born in 1982.
Still, there’s not much to go on other than that and a mention in Australia’s The Age to back it up. Because neither Maimiti nor Raitua has an online presence, it’s impossible to confirm Marlon’s paternity.
Ninna, Myles, & Timothy
32-year-old, born on May 13, 1989, Ninna Brando is the eldest of Maria Cristina Ruiz and Marlon Brando’s children. Marlon and Maria welcomed Myles and Timothy into their thirteen-year relationship. All three children have remained anonymous, and little is known about them.
Marlon was sued for $100 million by their mother in 2002, claiming breach of contract. Marlon allegedly halted «all support and maintenance» to her, despite the fact that he continued to pay child support. The New York Post referred to Marlon and Maria’s children as his «ninth, tenth, and eleventh,» thus confirming Brando’s adoption of Maimiti and Raiatua.