Mini Tribute: Virginia Cherrill

Born April 12, 1908 Actress Virginia Cherrill!

Virginia Cherrill appeared in only 15 films, retiring from acting in 1933 after her marriage to Cary Grant. Cherrill is undoubtedly best known for her role as the Blind Flower Girl in Charlie Chaplin’s silent masterpiece City Lights.

Virginia Cherrill with Charile Chaplin in City LightsVirginia Cherrill with Charile Chaplin in City Lights (1931, Charlie Chaplin director)

Virginia Cherrill with Charile Chaplin in City Lights“You can see now?” -Charlie Chaplin (as The Tramp)
“Yes, I can see now.” -Virginia Cherrill (as the Blind Girl)

Behind-the-scenes footage of Chaplin directing Virginia Cherrill in City Lights


Virginia Cherrill with husband Cary GrantVirginia Cherrill with husband Cary Grant


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