July 1, 1982
Height & More
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Kiera Victoria Chaplin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as the eldest daughter of Eugene Chaplin and his wife, Bernadette. She grew up in the same town as her father, in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, until her parents’ divorce in the mid-1990s.
She is an Irish-born British American actress and model. She is the granddaughter of the English filmmaker Charlie Chaplin and the great-granddaughter of the American dramatist Eugene O’Neill.
Chaplin uses her popularity to campaign repeatedly for the rights of women and children. Since March 2019 she has been president of the Fondation Fleur du Désert in Paris, founded by human rights activist, model, and bestselling author Waris Dirie.
On 10 January 2020 Chaplin opened the first Kiera Chaplin Desert Flower School for 400 children in Sierra Leone (West Africa)
Aged sixteen, Chaplin moved to Paris, where she was signed up by the modeling agency NEXT Model Management.
In her modeling career, Chaplin has appeared in fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle as well as the 2002 Pirelli Calendar. She was awarded a “Lifestyle Icon” award by the Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle in 2010.
In addition to modeling, Chaplin is a film actress and producer. She has a 30% stake in the Hollywood-based film company Limelight Productions, named after her grandfather’s last American film, and has appeared in supporting roles in films such as The Importance of Being Earnest (2002),
the Bollywood productions Yatna (2005) and Chaurahen (2012), the biopic Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story (2006), the Peter Fonda film Japan (2008) and the Italian comedic drama Interno Giorno by Tommaso Rossellini (2011) in which she had a prominent role.