Cheyenne Brando

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Tarita Cheyenne Brando

Birthplace: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Death: April 16, 1995 (25)
Puna'auia, Tahiti, French Polynesia (Committed suicide by hanging)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Marlon Brando, Jr. and Tarita Brando
Partner of Dag Tuterau Drollet
Mother of Private
Sister of Private
Half sister of Private; Private; Private; Private; Christian Devi Brando and 2 others

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About Cheyenne Brando

Tarita Cheyenne Brando (February 20, 1970 – April 16, 1995) was the daughter of Marlon Brando by his third wife Tarita Teriipia, a Tahitian whom he met while filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 1962.

Born in 1970, Cheyenne was raised by her mother Tarita on the island of Tahiti, south of Papeete. Her parents divorced in 1972.

In 1989, Cheyenne was injured in a car accident when she crashed her boyfriend's jeep after her father refused to allow her to visit him while he was filming The Freshman in Toronto, Canada. The facial injuries she sustained brought an end to her modeling career.

In 1990, Dag Drollet, Cheyenne's boyfriend and father of her unborn child, was shot dead by Cheyenne's elder half-brother Christian Brando at their father's Mulholland Drive property in Los Angeles. This occurred after Cheyenne had alleged that Drollet was abusive. Statements Cheyenne made to the police shortly after the shooting led them to believe that the shooting was not an accident. Her mental state at the time was fragile, and she required sedation. Her father sent Cheyenne to a hospital in Tahiti, which prevented U.S. authorities from subpoenaing her to testify at the trial of her half-brother Christian; he later was sentenced to 5 years for the voluntary manslaughter of Dag Drollet.

After arriving in Tahiti, Cheyenne gave birth to a son she named Tuki Brando. Shortly after Cheyenne tried to take her own life by overdosing on sleeping pills, she was formally diagnosed with schizophrenia, became isolated from her former friends, and lost custody of her son to her mother (who raised him in Tahiti). In 1995, at the age of twenty-five, Cheyenne committed suicide at her mother's house by hanging herself. Neither her father nor her half-brother Christian were able to attend her funeral in Tahiti.

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Cheyenne Brando's Timeline

February 20, 1970
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
April 16, 1995
Age 25
Puna'auia, Tahiti, French Polynesia