Kiera Chaplin (born 1 July 1982) is a model, entrepreneur and actress from Northern Ireland. She is the granddaughter of the English filmmaker Charlie Chaplin and the great-granddaughter of the American dramatist Eugene O’Neill.
Chaplin was born in Belfast, the eldest daughter of Eugene Chaplin and his wife, Bernadette. She grew up in the same town as her father, in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, until her parents’ divorce in the mid-1990s. In 2018 Kiera Chaplin created the Chaplin Awards in Asia. It is an award that goes to an actor or filmmaker whose work embodies Charlie Chaplin’s qualities of realism, diversity and courage within their craft. So far recipients have been Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Zhang Yimou. In 2018 Kiera Chaplin along with Jazmin Grimaldi were among the first participants to take part on The Rally Aicha des Gazelles in Morocco in an electric car to promote sustainability and prove this is the way of the future. Kiera Chaplin also uses her popularity to campaign repeatedly for the rights of women and children. Since March 2019 she has been president of the Fondation Fleur du Désert in Paris, founded by human rights activist, model and bestselling author Waris Dirie. On 10 January 2020 Chaplin opened the first Kiera Chaplin Desert Flower School for 400 children in Sierra Leone (West Africa).[