Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Oona doubles for Claire Bloom in Limelight

Chaplin recruited his wife, Oona, to double for Claire Bloom in one brief scene after the actress had returned to England. It was just as well since the film was already a family affair with seven members of the Chaplin family appearing in it, including all of Charlie's children at the time (except baby Victoria).

Oona as Terry.
Charlie and Oona on the set. Photo by Florence Homolka.


  1. i still get unreasonably mad that syd didn't appear in this film

    1. Then it would have been a true family affair. Charlie evidently wanted him to play Detective Morrow in Monsieur Verdoux but Syd's wife, Gypsy, put the kibosh on it. I would love to have heard his voice.