Olivia De Havilland – UK Actress
Olivia De Havilland, British-American actress, born on 01.07.1916 in Tokyo (Japan).
The daughter of a law professor and a theater actress was discovered in 1935 by Max Reinhardt for his production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. De Havilland was later awarded two Oscars for Best Actress for her roles in Mother Heart (1946) and The Heiress (1949).
Her worldwide breakthrough came in 1937 with the role of Melanie Hamilton in the classic “Gone with the Wind”. Between 1935 and 1941.
De Havilland and Errol Flynn were one of Hollywood’s “golden couples” and appeared together in numerous films such as “Robin Hood – King of the Roaring Tramps (1938).”
In addition to her film career, de Havilland continued her work in the theatre and television, appearing in the successful miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations (1979), and Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986),
After marrying her second husband Pierre Galante in 1955, de Havilland moved to Paris, where she has been living ever since.
Her younger sister is actress Joan Fontaine (1917–2013).
Died on July, 26th 2020 in Paris.