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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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 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Neal
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Mrs. Neal (credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Mrs. Neal (credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Mrs. Neal
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Mrs. Neal
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Mrs. Neal (credit only)
 1982 Murder Is Easy (TV Movie)
Honoria Waynflete (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Aunt Hilly
- The Duel/Two for Julie/Aunt Hilly (1981) ... Aunt Hilly
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Warner
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Mrs. Warner
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Mrs. Warner
 1978 The Swarm
Maureen Schuester
 1972 Pope Joan
Mother Superior
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie)
Laura Wynant (as Olivia DeHavilland)
 1970 The Adventurers
Deborah Hadley (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Deborah Rubin
- The Last Hunters (1968) ... Deborah Rubin
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Ellie Thompson
- Noon Wine (1966) ... Ellie Thompson
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Ms. Hadley
- Winner Lose All (1965) ... Ms. Hadley (uncredited)
 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 Sangalletti Ashley (as Olivia deHavilland)
 1946 The Well-Groomed Bride
Margie Dawson
 1946 To Each His Own
Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Princess Maria - aka Mary Williams (as Olivia DeHavilland)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Olivia de Havilland
 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
 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
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short)
Olivia de Havilland (uncredited)
 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 (as "Lael Tucker Wertenbaker") in "A Gift of Time" on Broadway. Written / directed by Garson Kanin. Based on the book "Death of a Man" by Lael Wertenbaker. Assistant Director: Russell McCaig. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 22 Feb 1962-12 May 1962 (92 performances + 2 previews). Cast: Henry Fonda (as "Charles Christian ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 10 Interviews | 14 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 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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[when asked during 2006 interview whether or not she missed acting] Not at all. Life is too full of events of great importance. That is more absorbing and enriching than a fantasy life. I don't need a fantasy life as once I did. That is the life of the imagination that I had a great need for. Films were the perfect means for satisfying that need. See more »


At the age of 82, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Hertfordshire, England. See more »


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



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