Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Blood (1935)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Swarm (1978)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1916

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

One of the premiere leading ladies of Hollywood's Golden Age, actress Olivia de Havilland first became known for her roles as demure ingénues opposite cinema's most popular male stars. The older sister and professional contemporary of actress Joan Fontaine, de Havilland began her career as a contract star for Warner Bros. Pictures in 1935. Her breakout film, the swashbuckling adventure "Captain Blood" (1936) opposite Errol Flynn, was the first entry in one of filmdom's greatest romantic onscreen pairings. She appeared with Flynn in seven more features, including "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) and made history the following year with her role as the noble Melanie Hamilton Wilkes, best friend of flawed heroine Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in the timeless classic "Gone with the Wind" (1939). The actress won her first Academy Award for her starring role in the melodrama "To Each His Own" (1946). Embracing flawed, unglamorous characters, de Havilland garnered acclaim for her work in "The Snake Pit" (1948) and picked up a second Oscar with "The Heiress" (1949). By the 1950s, de Havilland's film output decreased substantially, with her appearance opposite fellow icon Bette Davis in "Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964) being one of her more notable late-career efforts. A true luminary of the silver screen, de Havilland would always be remembered for the elegance and grace she possessed both on and off camera.

Highest rated movies

The Heiress
The Snake Pit
The Strawberry Blonde
Hold Back the Dawn
Dodge City
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Captain Blood
A Midsummer Night's Dream




No Score Yet No Score Yet I Remember Better When I Paint Narrator - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman He Loved Aunt Bessie Merryman (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 53% Murder Is Easy Honoria Waynflete (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Musketeer Queen Mother (Character) - 1979
9% 19% The Swarm Maureen (Character) - 1978
33% 32% Airport '77 Emily Livingston (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 33% Pope Joan Mother Superior (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Screaming Woman Laura Wynant (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 59% The Adventurers Deborah Hadley (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noon Wine Unknown (Character) - 1966
82% 85% Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Miriam (Character) - 1965
20% 63% Lady in a Cage Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 78% Light in the Piazza Meg Johnson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Libel Lady Margaret Loddon (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 63% The Proud Rebel Linnett Moore (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% The Ambassador's Daughter Joan Fisk (Character) - 1956
11% 55% Not as a Stranger Kristina Hedvigson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Lady Ana de Mendoza (Character) - 1955
60% 72% My Cousin Rachel Rachel Sangalletti Ashley (Character) - 1952
100% 93% The Heiress Catherine Sloper (Character) - 1949
100% 83% The Snake Pit Virginia Stuart Cunningham (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 57% Devotion Charlotte Bronte (Character) - 1946
81% 85% To Each His Own Miss Josephine "Jody" Norris (Character) - 1946
71% 56% The Dark Mirror Terry/Ruth Collins (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Well-Groomed Bride Margie Dawson (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 49% Princess O'Rourke Princess Maria (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 57% Thank Your Lucky Stars Self - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Government Girl Elizabeth "Smokey" Allard (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 58% The Male Animal Ellen Turner (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 77% In This Our Life Roy Timberlake (Character) - 1942
100% 73% The Strawberry Blonde Amy Lind (Character) - 1941
100% 77% Hold Back the Dawn Emmy Brown (Character) - 1941
82% 75% They Died With Their Boots On Elizabeth Bacon (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 56% Raffles Gwen (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 67% My Love Came Back Amelia Cornell (Character) - 1940
71% 51% Santa Fe Trail "Kit Carson" Holliday (Character) - 1940
78% 64% Elizabeth the Queen Lady Penelope Gray (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Wings of the Navy Irene Dale (Character) - 1939
100% 74% Dodge City Abbie Irving (Character) - 1939
90% 92% Gone With the Wind Melanie Hamilton Wilkes (Character) $198.7M 1939
No Score Yet 58% Four's a Crowd Lorri Dillingwell (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Hard to Get Margaret Richards (Character) - 1938
100% 89% The Adventures of Robin Hood Maid Marian (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 22% Gold Is Where You Find It Serena "Sprat" Ferris (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 83% It's Love I'm After Marcia West (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call It a Day Catherine `'Cath'` Hilton (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 80% The Great Garrick Germaine (Character) - 1937
71% 59% The Charge of the Light Brigade Elsa Campbell (Character) - 1936
20% 51% Anthony Adverse Angela Guiseppe (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 18% The Irish in Us Lucille Jackson (Character) - 1935
100% 89% Captain Blood Arabella Bishop (Character) - 1935
91% 62% A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia, in Love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland) (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 23% Alibi Ike Dolly Stevens (Character) - 1935


No Score Yet No Score Yet Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Mrs. Neal (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merv Griffin Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1958 1962 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1958 1960 1964-1965