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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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The Heiress
The Heiress Catherine Sloper
The Snake Pit
The Snake Pit Virginia Stuart Cunningham
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Melanie Hamilton - Their Cousin


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 1979 The Fifth Musketeer
Queen Mother
 1978 The Swarm
Maureen Schuester
 1977 Airport '77
Emily Livingston
 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
 1955 That Lady
Ana de Mendoza
 1952 My Cousin Rachel
Rachel Ashley (as Olivia deHavilland)
 1949 The Heiress
Catherine Sloper
 1948 The Snake Pit
Virginia Stuart Cunningham
 1946 The Dark Mirror
Terry Collins / Ruth Collins
 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 Government Girl
Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Princess Maria (as Olivia DeHavilland)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Olivia de Havilland
 1942 In This Our Life
Roy Timberlake
 1942 The Male Animal
Ellen Turner
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Elizabeth Bacon
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Emmy Brown
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Amy Lind
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
'Kit Carson' Holliday (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1940 My Love Came Back
Amelia Cornell
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Melanie Hamilton - Their Cousin
 1939 Raffles
 1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Lady Penelope Gray
 1939 Dodge City
Abbie Irving
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Irene Dale
 1938 Hard to Get
Margaret (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Lorri Dillingwell
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Maid Marian
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Serena Ferris
 1937 The Great Garrick
 1937 It's Love I'm After
Marcia West
 1937 Call It a Day
Catherine 'Cath' Hilton
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Elsa Campbell (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1936 Anthony Adverse
Angela Guessippi
 1935 Captain Blood
Arabella Bishop
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hermia - In Love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland)
 1935 The Irish in Us
Lucille Jackson
 1935 Alibi Ike
Dolly Stevens
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(12/12/38) Radio: Appeared (as "Lady Blakeney") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "The Scarlet Pimpernel". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 16 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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[on John Huston] John was a very great love of mine. He was a man I wanted to marry. See more »


In a rare act of reconciliation, Olivia and her sister Joan Fontaine celebrated Christmas 1962 together along with their then-husbands and children. See more »


Despite her great beauty, was often cast as plain, everyday women See more »



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