Olivia de Havilland

Born Olivia Mary de Havilland
Date of Birth: July 1, 1916



  • First role: Alibi Ike (1935)
  • Most recent role: The Woman He Loved (TV movie, 1988)
  • TMP favorites:
    It’s Love I’m After (1937)
    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    The Heiress (1949)

Best known for…

…playing vulnerable characters

…her feud with her sister, Joan Fontaine

…standing up against the studio when they suspended her for asking for better roles

…retiring to France after a very successful career spanning over five decades

Notable awards:

  • Won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and was nominated for three other Oscars (two more for Best Actress, one for Supporting Actress)
  • Nominated for three Golden Globe awards, winning two of them
  • Awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960

More Olivia on TMP:
It’s Love I’m After (1937) review
Santa Fe Trail (1940) review
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) review
The Heiress (1949) review
Lady in a Cage (1964) review