Victoria Chaplin … very much her father’s daughter.

Victoria Chaplin … very much her father’s daughter.

Le Cirque Invisible-Victoria Chaplin

Victoria Chaplin is a British circus performer. She was born on May 19, 1951 in Santa Monica, California. She is the daughter of comedian Charlie Chaplin from his fourth wife, Oona O’Neill, and the granddaughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill.


Charlie and Victoria Chaplin in 1956

She was born in the United States in 1951 but grew up in Switzerland. As a teenager, she appeared as an extra in her father’s last film, A Countess from Hong Kong (1966). 


Charlie Chaplin with daughters Josephine & Victoria on the set of the movie A Countess From Hong Kong (Victoria on Chaplin’s left)

She married French actor Jean-Baptiste Thierrée in 1969. The two of them had met after Thierrée read an article about Victoria’s ambition to become a circus clown and asked her to form a new type of circus with him. 


Victoria Chaplin & Jean-Baptiste Thierrée (Le Cirque Invisible)

In 1971 they performed for the first time with the contemporary circus Le Cirque Bonjour, which they had founded together, at Festival d’Avignon. In 1974, they founded a new, smaller circus, Le Cirque Imaginaire, which centered only on their, and occasionally their children’s, performances, and from 1990 onwards have performed under the name Le Cirque Invisible.


Victoria Chaplin in Le Cirque Invisible (credits: JL Fernandez)

7 responses to “Victoria Chaplin … very much her father’s daughter.

  1. Do you know I love posts like this , I learn so much from blogs..thank you 😉

  2. Pingback: Victoria Chaplin … very much her father’s daughter. | 1951 Club | Rogues & Vagabonds

  3. That was interesting, Kris. I did not even know about Victoria Chaplin. It is amazing what path she chose.

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