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Olivia de Havilland


Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan, to British parents Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her surname comes from her paternal grandfather, whose ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Adventures of Robin Hood
(1938)
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Melanie Hamilton - Their Cousin
(1939)
The Heiress
The Heiress Catherine Sloper
(1949)
The Snake Pit
The Snake Pit Virginia Stuart Cunningham
(1948)

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 1978 The Swarm
Maureen Schuester
 1972 Pope Joan
Mother Superior
 1970 The Adventurers
Deborah Hadley (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1964 Lady in a Cage
Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
 1962 Light in the Piazza
Meg Johnson
 1959 Libel
Lady Margaret Loddon
 1958 The Proud Rebel
Linnett Moore
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Joan Fisk
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Kristina Hedvigson
 1952 My Cousin Rachel
Rachel Ashley (as Olivia deHavilland)
 1946 The Well-Groomed Bride
Margie Dawson
 1946 Devotion
Charlotte Brontë (as Olivia DeHavilland)
 1946 To Each His Own
Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Princess Maria (as Olivia DeHavilland)
 1942 In This Our Life
Roy Timberlake
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Amy Lind
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
'Kit Carson' Holliday (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1939 Raffles
Gwen
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Irene Dale
 1938 Hard to Get
Margaret (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Lorri Dillingwell
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Serena Ferris
 1937 It's Love I'm After
Marcia West
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Elsa Campbell (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1935 The Irish in Us
Lucille Jackson
 1935 Alibi Ike
Dolly Stevens
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Candida," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Katherine Squire in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 16 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Olivia De Havilland | Olivia DeHavilland | Olivia de Haviland | Olivia deHavilland

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on Michael Curtiz] He was a tyrant, he was abusive, he was cruel. Oh, he was just a villain but I guess he was pretty good. We didn't believe it then, but he clearly was. He knew what he was doing. He knew how to tell a story very clearly and he knew how to keep things going. See more »

Trivia:

Two weeks before her 101st birthday, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours by Queen Elizabeth II for services to Drama. She is the oldest woman ever to receive the honor. In a statement, she called it "the most gratifying of birthday presents.". See more »

Trademark:

Emotionally (and sometimes physically) vulnerable characters See more »

Nickname:

Livvie

Star Sign:

Cancer

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