But no sum of Hollywood ability or riches could defend Cheyenne from her household story of alcoholism and psychological sickness. While most of Brando’s 10 new children have managed to flee the household demons, Cheyenne did not. Bouts with alcoholism and drug addiction plagued her adolescent years, and she became still more reliant on drugs after a severe auto accident scarred her cheek and ended a bright modeling career.
She blamed her father for the accident, and in region he was at flaw, but surely not to the degree she believed. Marlon was in Toronto in 1989 filming The Freshman with Matthew Broderick when Cheyenne phoned from Tahiti asking for authorization to inspect him. When Brando refused, Cheyenne, apoplectic with fury, jumped into her beau's jeep and sped away the household’s Polynesian compound. Traveling at speeds near 100 mph, the Jeep failed to negotiate a twist and crashed. The accident left her disfigured: her jaw was broken, region of an ear was torn off and she was scarred on her buttock. Plastic operation managed to reestablish more of her better looks, but not her psychological health, and as she aged her delicate psychological country deteriorated still farther.
It was while she was recovering from her reconstructive operation that Cheyenne became pregnant by her old beau, Dag Drollet, the boy of an outstanding Tahitian household. Drollet stood by Cheyenne during her fights with depression, schizophrenia and chemical misuse. They had lived jointly for much than a year before Cheyenne’s accident, but friends said Dag was losing patience with Cheyenne’s inability or unwillingness to offer upward the drugs. His relatives warned him to depart the “miserable Brando household. ” "Dag, stopover this living with Cheyenne because she's not balanced,” his father recalls telling his boy in a prescient conversation soon before Dag was killed. “You will get good difficulties -- possibly suicide, possibly she can destroy you, or you can perish, both of you, because of her. " Tragically, Drollet failed to listen his father's advice and paid with his living.