|Intro||Former actress of French Polynesian and Chinese descent|
|Is||Actor Film actor|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||29 December 1941, Bora Bora, France|
Tarita Teri'ipaia (born December 29, 1941) is a former French actress of French Polynesian and Chinese descent most famous for having been the third wife of actor Marlon Brando, whom she later divorced. For media and entertainment appearances and engagements she has usually been billed as Tarita.
Born in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, she played Maimiti opposite Marlon Brando in the film Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She became Brando's third wife in 1962. She is the mother of two of Brando's children, a son, Simon Teihotu (born in 1963) and a daughter, Tarita Cheyenne (1970-1995). They divorced in 1972. Only months after Marlon Brando's death in 2004, Tarita published her memoirs titled Marlon, My Love and My Torment. One of their grandsons, Tuki Brando, is a prominent model. As of 2015, she is the only wife of Brando who is still alive, after Movita Castaneda and Anna Kashfi died on February 12 and August 16 of 2015, respectively.