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Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland
Photo: Unknown author / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

July 1, 1916


July 26, 2020


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark brown

Eye color

Dark brown


5 ft 4 in | 163 cm

Body Measurements

37-23-36 in | 94-58-91 cm


58 kg | 127 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

7.5 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 1916, was an American actress.

Young Olivia de Havilland started acting in school plays, during her years at Los Gatos High School, California.

She got her stage debut in amateur theatre in production of "Alice in Wonderland" (1933).

She landed her professional stage debut in comedy play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1934) in role as Hermia.

She made her Broadway debut in a play "Romeo and Juliet" (1951) in role as Juliet.

She made her big screen debut in fantasy film A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) in role as Hermia.

Her breakthrough performances came as Arabella Bishop in pirate film Captain Blood (1935) and as Lady Marian in swashbuckling movie The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) opposite Errol Flynn.

Best Movies

She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles as Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris in romantic drama film To Each His Own (1946) and as Catherine Sloper in drama movie The Heiress (1949).

She was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles as Emmy Brown in romantic drama movie Hold Back the Dawn (1941) and as Virginia Stuart Cunningham in noir film The Snake Pit (1948).

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Melanie Hamilton in epic historical romance film Gone with the Wind (1939).

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) psychological thriller with Bette Davis

They Died With Their Boots On (1941) western opposite Errol Flynn and Anthony Quinn

Dodge City (1939) western opposite Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan

The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939) historical romantic drama opposite Errol Flynn and Bette Davis

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) romance fantasy with James Cagney and Mickey Rooney

The Strawberry Blonde (1941) romantic comedy with James Cagney and Rita Hayworth

In This Our Life (1942) drama with Bette Davis, Charles Coburn and George Brent

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) historical adventure opposite Errol Flynn and David Niven

The Swarm (1978) disaster thriller with Michael Caine, Henry Fonda and Richard Chamberlain

The Dark Mirror (1946) noir psychological thriller in role as twins Terry and Ruth Collins

Anthony Adverse (1936) epic historical drama opposite Fredric March

Santa Fe Trail (1940) western opposite Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan

It's Love I'm After (1937) comedy romance with Bette Davis and Leslie Howard

My Cousin Rachel (1952) mystery romance opposite Richard Burton

TV Shows

She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for her performance as Dowager Empress Maria in biographical television movie Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986).

She portrayed Mrs. Warner in television miniseries Roots: The Next Generations (1979).

She played Mrs. Neal in television miniseries North and South (1986).


Attended Saratoga Grammar School and Los Gatos High School.

Attended Notre Dame Convent in Belmont.

She started in 49 movies.

She received ballet and piano lessons, as a child.

Her younger sister was the actress Joan Fontaine.

Appeared as a presenter at the 75th Academy Awards (2003).

Received the National Medal of Arts in 2008.

Was friend with actress Bette Davis.

Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6764 Hollywood Blvd.

She narrated the documentary I Remember Better When I Paint (2009).

Olivia died on July 25, 2020 in Paris, France, at the age of 104.


She was married to:

Marcus Goodrich (1946-1953), they had one son

Pierre Galante (1955-1962), they had one daughter


She dated John Huston (1940-1943), Howard Hughes (1939-1940), James Stewart (1939-1942), John F. Kennedy (1939-1940), George Brent (1938) and Frederick Stover (1935).

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