Dame Olivia de Havilland is an iconic British-American actress who starred in some of the greatest movies of all time. She made her movie debut in ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ (1935).
The actress gained fame playing the lead in box office blockbusters like ‘The Great Garrick’ (1937), ‘It's Love I'm After’ (1937), ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ (1938), ‘Hard to Get’ (1938), ‘Dodge City’ (1939), and ‘Santa Fe Trail’ (1940). She found herself being cast in one of the most iconic movies of all time ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939), in which she played the ‘Oscar’ nominated role of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes. She earned two more nominations for ‘Hold Back the Dawn’ (1941), and ‘The Snake Pit’ (1948). Olivia de Havilland won her first ‘Academy Award’ for playing Jody Norris in ‘To Each his Own’ (1946) and her second one for ‘The Heiress’ (1949).
Some of the best movies of Olivia de Havilland’s career include ‘Hold Back the Dawn’ (1941), ‘My Cousin Rachel’ (1952), ‘Light in the Piazza’ (1962), ‘Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna’ (1986), and ‘Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte’ (1964).
The beautiful but irritable Scarlett O'Hara attempts to convince Ashley Wilkes that she is a better choice than the cousin he is planning to marry, but instead draws the attention of Rhett Butler. Ravaged by the Civil War and an unrequited love, she engages in one doomed relationship to another to sustain herself while nurturing her pride.
Olivia de Havilland Awards
|The Heiress||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1950|
|To Each His Own||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1947|
|Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1987|
|The Heiress||Best Actress||1950|