Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine

Highest Rated: 100% Jane Eyre (1944)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Devil's Own (1966)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1917

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

The younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine was a British actress known for her exceptionally poised performances in a string of popular Hollywood films throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Following well-received appearances in the George Stevens epic-adventure "Gunga Din" (1939) and George Cukor's "The Women" (1939), Fontaine wowed audiences with her performance in Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller ""Rebecca" (1940). The following year, she reteamed with Hitchcock and "Gunga Din" co-star Cary Grant for a starring role in "Suspicion" (1941), which won the actress an Academy Award. Over the next decade, she played romantic leads opposite cinema's greatest male stars in such films as "Jane Eyre" (1943) with Orson Welles and "Ivanhoe" (1952) alongside Robert Taylor. Gradually, Fontaine's career trajectory led her to roles as formidable older woman in projects like "Island in the Sun" (1957) and "Tender is the Night" (1962). Married four times, her husbands included "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68) producer-narrator William Dozier, and the reputed sibling rivalry between her and de Havilland kept Hollywood gossips' tongues wagging for decades. In the years after her retirement from film, Fontaine continued to appear in such stage productions as the Broadway comedy "Forty Carats" and went on to earn an Emmy nomination for her guest turn on the soap opera "Ryan's Hope" (ABC, 1975-1989). One of the brightest stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Fontaine was widely remembered as an actress of exceptional talent and a person of tremendous passion. She died at the age of 96 in December 2013.

Highest rated movies

Vito
Letter From an Unknown Woman
Jane Eyre
Rebecca
Suspicion
The Women
Gunga Din
Ivanhoe

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 90% Vito Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good King Wenceslas Queen Ludmilla (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Mansions Margaret Drake (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Users Grace St. George (Character) - 1978
67% 30% The Devil's Own Gwen Mayfield (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 43% Tender Is the Night Baby Warren (Character) - 1962
76% 39% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Dr. Susan Hiller (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Certain Smile Françoise Ferrand (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 54% Island in the Sun Mavis Norman (Character) - 1957
67% 64% Until They Sail Anne Leslie (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 43% Serenade Kendall Hale (Character) - 1956
72% 56% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Susan Spencer (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in the Night Lynne Abbott (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 81% Casanova's Big Night Francesca Bruni (Character) - 1954
78% 49% The Bigamist Eve Graham (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decameron Nights Fiametta/Bartolomea/Ginevra/Isabella (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Tangier Susan Lane (Character) - 1953
81% 64% Ivanhoe Rowena (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 92% Othello Page (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something to Live For Jenny Carey (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Darling, How Could You! Alice Grey (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% Born to Be Bad Christabel Caine Carey (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet September Affair Marianne "Manina" Stuart (Character) - 1950
70% 43% The Emperor Waltz Johanna Augusta Franziska (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 44% You Gotta Stay Happy Dee Dee Dillwood (Character) - 1948
100% 85% Letter From an Unknown Woman Lisa Berndl (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 53% Kiss the Blood Off My Hands Jane Wharton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 55% Ivy Ivy Lexton (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet From This Day Forward Susan Cummings (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Affairs of Susan Susan Darell (Character) - 1945
100% 83% Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 25% Frenchman's Creek Dona St. Columb (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 71% The Constant Nymph Tessa Sanger (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% This Above All Prudence Cathaway (Character) - 1942
97% 78% Suspicion Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth (Character) - 1941
100% 92% Rebecca The Second Mrs. de Winter (Character) - 1940
94% 88% The Women Peggy (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Conquest Eliza Allen (Character) - 1939
92% 74% Gunga Din Emaline "Emmy" Stebbins (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 40% Maid's Night Out Sheila Harrison (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blond Cheat Julie Evans (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Giant Meg Lawrence (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Duke of West Point Ann Porter (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Nurse Doris King (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Beat Love Trudy Olson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Million to One Joan Stevens (Character) - 1937
71% 67% A Damsel in Distress Lady Alyce Marshmorton (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music for Madame Jean Clemens (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 40% No More Ladies Caroline (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
22% No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danielle Steel's Crossings Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Thelma Cain (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1972-1973 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956

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