Olivia De Havilland – actress, Great Britain
Olivia De Havilland, British-American actress, born on 01.07.1916 in Tokyo (Japan).
The daughter of a professor of law and a theater actress was discovered in 1935 by Max Reinhardt for his production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and received for her roles in Mother Heart (1946) and The Heiress (1949) an Oscar for Best Actress. Her worldwide breakthrough came in 1937 with the role of Melanie Hamilton in the classic “Gone with the Wind”. Between 1935 and 1941, she and Errol Flynn were one of Hollywood’s “dream couple”, among others in the feature film “Robin Hood – King of the Roaring Tramps (1938).” After becoming less involved in the film business, she also was set on Broadway and television production roles. as in the popular television series “North and South” in 1986. She marries Pierre Galante in 1955 and has been living in Paris ever since. Her younger sister is actress Joan Fontaine (1917–2013).