Olivia De Haviland

Olivia De Haviland films and short biography

Olivia de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan, to parents from the United Kingdom. Her father, Walter Augustus de Havilland was a patent attorney with a practice in Japan, and her mother, Lilian Augusta Ruse was a stage actress who had left her career after going to Tokyo with her husband - she would return to work after her daughters had already won fame in the 40s, with the stage name of Lillian Fontaine. De Havilland appeared as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, her first stage production, at the Hollywood Bowl. The stage production was later turned into a 1935 movie, her film debut. Although the stage cast was largely replaced with Warner Bros. contract players, she was hired to reprise her role as Hermia. After appearing with Joe E. Brown in Alibi Ike and James Cagney in The Irish in Us, she played opposite Errol Flynn in such highly popular films as Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), and as Maid Marian to Flynn's Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Overall, she starred opposite Flynn in eight films (source: wikipedia.org)


1988 The Woman He Loved (TV movie) Aunt Bessie Merryman
1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV movie) Dowager Empress Maria
1986 North and South, Book II (TV mini-series) Mrs. Neal
1982 The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (TV movie) Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
1982 Murder Is Easy (TV movie) Honoria Waynflete (as Olivia De Havilland)
1981 The Love Boat (TV series) Aunt Hilly
1979 The Fifth Musketeer Queen Mother
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV mini-series) Mrs. Warner
1978 The Swarm Maureen Schuester
1977 Airport '77 Emily Livingston
1972 Pope Joan Mother Superior
1972 The Screaming Woman (TV movie) Laura Wynant (as Olivia DeHavilland)
1969 The Adventurers Deborah Hadley (as Olivia De Havilland)
1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV series) Deborah Rubin
1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV series) Ellie Thompson
1965 The Big Valley (TV series) Ms. Hadley
1964 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte Miriam Deering
1964 Lady in a Cage Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
1962 Light in the Piazza Meg Johnson
1959 Libel Lady Margaret Loddon
1958 The Proud Rebel Linnett Moore
1956 The Ambassador's Daughter Joan Fisk
1955 Not as a Stranger Kristina Hedvigson
1955 That Lady Ana de Mendoza
1952 My Cousin Rachel Rachel Sangalletti Ashley (as Olivia deHavilland)
1949 The Heiress Catherine Sloper
1948 The Snake Pit Virginia Stuart Cunningham
1946 The Dark Mirror Terry/Ruth Collins
1946 The Well-Groomed Bride Margie Dawson
1946 Devotion Charlotte Bronte
1946 To Each His Own Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)
1943 Government Girl Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard
1943 Princess O'Rourke Princess Maria - aka Mary Williams (as Olivia DeHavilland)
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars Olivia de Havilland
1942 In This Our Life Roy Timberlake
1942 The Male Animal Ellen Turner
1941 They Died with Their Boots On Elizabeth Bacon
1941 Hold Back the Dawn Emmy Brown
1941 The Strawberry Blonde Amy Lind
1940 Santa Fe Trail 'Kit Carson' Holliday (as Olivia De Havilland)
1940 My Love Came Back Amelia Cornell
1939 Gone with the Wind Melanie Hamilton - Their Cousin
1939 Raffles Gwen Manders
1939 Essex and Elizabeth Lady Penelope Gray
1939 Dodge City Abbie Irving
1939 Wings of the Navy Irene Dale
1938 Hard to Get Margaret Richards (as Olivia De Havilland)
1938 Four's a Crowd Lorri Dillingwell
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood Maid Marian
1938 Gold Is Where You Find It Serena 'Sprat' Ferris
1937 The Great Garrick Germaine de la Corbe
1937 It's Love I'm After Marcia West
1937 Call It a Day Catherine 'Cath' Hilton
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade Elsa Campbell (as Olivia De Havilland)
1936 Anthony Adverse Angela Guiseppe
1935 Captain Blood Arabella Bishop
1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia, In love with Lysander (as Olivia de Haviland)
1935 The Irish in Us Lucille Jackson
1935 Alibi Ike