Virginia Cherrill


12 Apr 1908


Carthage, Illinois, USA


Dollie Virginia Cherrill


Actress in US and UK films of the early 1930s. Born on a farm, Cherrill was discovered by Charles Chaplin while sitting beside him at a boxing match in Los Angeles; he introduced himself at intermission and hired her for her debut in City Lights (1931). She met husband Cary Grant at the premiere of Blonde Venus (1932) and stopped working after their marriage in 1933. At one time, lived in England as the wife of the Earl of Jersey. Finally settled happily in Santa Barbara.

Actor ( 19 credits )

Chaplin (1992) A Blind Girl (archive footage) (uncredited)
Biography (1987)  Herself - Grant's First Wife (1 episode, 1993)
American Masters (1985)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Troubled Waters (1936) June Elkhardt
Late Extra (1935) Janet Graham
What Price Crime (1935) Sandra Worthington (as Virginia Cherril)
White Heat (1934) Lucille Cheney
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 (1934) Herself (uncredited)
Money Mad (1934) Linda
He Couldn't Take It (1933) Eleanor Rogers
Ladies Must Love (1933) Bill's Society Fiancee
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) Barbara Winterslip
The Nuisance (1933) Miss Rutherford
Fast Workers (1933) Virginia
Delicious (1931) Diana Van Bergh
The Brat (1931) Angela
Girls Demand Excitement (1931) Joan Madison
City Lights (1931) A Blind Girl
The Air Circus (1928) Extra (uncredited)