Josephine Chaplin, the daughter of Charlie Chaplin and his fourth wife, Oona O’Neill, died on July 13, 2023, in Paris. She was 74.
Chaplin was born in Vevey, Switzerland, on March 17, 1949. She was the sixth of eight children born to Chaplin and O’Neill. Her siblings include Geraldine, Michael, Victoria, Eugene, Jane, Annette, and Christopher.
Chaplin began her acting career as a child, appearing in her father’s final film, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967). She also appeared in several other films, including Escape to the Sun (1972) and The Canterbury Tales (1972).
In the 1970s, Chaplin moved to France, where she continued to act in films and television shows. She also worked as a model and a photographer.
Chaplin was a private person and did not often speak about her family or her personal life. However, she was a passionate advocate for human rights and social justice. She was also a supporter of the arts and education.
Chaplin’s death was announced by her sons, Charly, Julien, and Arthur. They said that she died peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends.
“She was a beautiful and talented woman who will be deeply missed,” they said in a statement. “We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received during this difficult time.”
Chaplin’s death is a loss to the world of cinema and the arts. She was a talented actress and a passionate advocate for human rights. Her legacy will live on through her films, her work as a model and photographer, and her commitment to social justice.
Tributes to Josephine Chaplin
Chaplin’s death has been met with an outpouring of tributes from her friends, colleagues, and fans.
“Josephine was a beautiful, talented, and compassionate woman,” said actress Geraldine Chaplin, her sister. “She was a wonderful actress and a loving mother. She will be deeply missed.”
“Josephine was a true original,” said director Volker Schlöndorff, who worked with Chaplin on the film Escape to the Sun. “She was a gifted actress and a wonderful human being. I will miss her dearly.”
“Josephine was a force of nature,” said actor Christopher Plummer, who was a close friend of Chaplin’s. “She was a brilliant actress and a passionate advocate for human rights. She will be deeply missed.”
Chaplin will be remembered for her movies, her work as a model and photographer, and her dedication to social justice. She was a great actress who made millions of people around the world happy and laugh. She was also a strong supporter of human rights and social justice, and people will always remember how hard she worked to make the world a better place.
Josephine Chaplin was a talented actress, a passionate advocate for human rights, and a loving mother. Her death is a loss to the world, but her legacy will live on through her films, her work as a model and photographer, and her commitment to making the world a better place.