Christian Brando

Actor + Cause Celebre
Born May 11, 1958

Christian Brando was the eldest child of actor Marlon Brando. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of the boyfriend of his half-sister Cheyenne. On May 16, 1990, Christian Brando had shot Dag Drollet to death at Marlon Brando's residence on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. He was released from prison in 1996. In 2005, he pleaded no contest to spousal abuse of his wife, Deborah Presley, and was given probation.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Christian Brando.


1958 Birth Christian was born in Los Angeles, California on May 11, 1958, the product of an affair between Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi, an Anglo-Indian actress from Wales. Marlon and Kashfi met in 1955, and Kashfi became pregnant in 1957. They married in 1958 and divorced one year later. … Read More


1972 14 Years Old In 1972, while his father was abroad in France filming Last Tango in Paris, Christian was kidnapped by his mother, who took him from school, then brought him to a gang of hippie friends in Baja California, Mexico. … Read More


1980 22 Years Old …  He appeared in four other films and four made-for-TV productions, sometimes using the alias Gary Brown, between 1980 and 1990.
1987 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He played a killer in the Sacra Corona Unita (the Quarter Italian Mafia) in the film La Posta in gioco ("The Prize at Stake"), filmed in Southern Italy in 1987.


1990 32 Years Old On May 16, 1990, Brando fatally shot Dag Drollet, the boyfriend of his half-sister Cheyenne in the living room of his father's house in Beverly Hills, California. … Read More
1995 37 Years Old Cheyenne attempted suicide twice during the trial. Then in 1995, a year before Christian was released from prison, she committed suicide at the age of 25 after losing custody of her son. … Read More


2001 43 Years Old Robert Blake and his defense attorneys claimed that Christian Brando was involved in the 2001 murder of Blake's 44-year-old wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. … Read More
2004 46 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2004, information introduced at the trial of Robert Blake for the 2001 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, exposed Brando's relationship with Bakley and his possible involvement in her murder. … Read More
2005 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Brando pleaded no contest to charges of spousal abuse involving Deborah in January 2005. … Read More


Brando died of pneumonia on January 26, 2008 at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center at the age of 49.
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