‘Gone With The Wind’ Legend Turns 103 – See What She Looks Like Now
She was one of the leading actors of the “Golden Age” of classic Hollywood, and is currently one of the last living legends from that era.
We’re talking about Olivia de Havilland, who acted in films such as Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, To Each His Own, The Snake Pit, and The Heiress, among many others.
De Havilland was nominated for a total of five Academy Awards, including one for her role in Gone With The Wind, winning two in 1946 and 1949 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for To Each His Own and The Snake Pit, respectively. She and her sister, Joan Fontaine, remain the only siblings to have won Academy Awards in a leading actor category.
She has appeared three times on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet (1951), Candida (1952), and A Gift of Time (1962), as well as working in television, winning two Golden Globes, two New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, and the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup.
In 1988, at 82 years old and after a 50+ year career, De Havilland appeared in her last acting role, but that didn’t mean she would slow down. She’s traveled to special showings of Gone With The Wind, presented at the Academy Awards (2003), received the national Medal of Arts (2008), narrated the documentary I Remember Better When I Paint (2009), was appointed a Chevalier – or knight – of the Légion d’honneur, which is the highest decoration in France (2010), and was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at the 2017’s Queen’s Birthday Honours when she was 100 years old.
She turned 103 years old on July 1, 2019 and fans sent wonderful tributes online. Olivia was a beautiful woman, and nothing has changed! See what she looks like now in the tweets below.
Happy Birthday, Olivia!
Watch some of her scenes from Gone With The Wind below.