Olivia de Havilland - Famous Actor

Olivia de Havilland Net Worth


Famous British-American actress Olivia de Havilland had a net worth of $50 million at the time of her death. She was nominated for five Academy Awards and won two of those nominations, both for Best Actress, for 1946’s ‘To Each His Own’ and 1949’s ‘The Heiress’.

Key facts:

  • Olivia de Havilland was a British-American actress who won two Academy Awards for Best Actress.
  • She was typecast early in her career but went on to play profound and powerful roles, receiving five Academy Award nominations in total.
  • Olivia's role in the iconic movie 'Gone with the Wind' led to an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
  • She signed a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers for $200 per week and appeared in 20 of their films. She earned the equivalent of $1.42 million in today's dollars had she completed the contract.
  • Olivia de Havilland's younger sister, Joan Fontaine, also became a well-known actress.

Basic Information About Olivia de Havilland

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1916-07-01
Place of birthTokyo
Date of death2020-07-25 (aged 104)
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksEmotionally (and sometimes physically) vulnerable characters
Despite her great beauty, was often cast as plain, everyday women
SpousePierre Galante - (2 AprilΒ 1955 - 30 AprilΒ 1979)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Marcus Goodrich - (26 AugustΒ 1946 - 28 AugustΒ 1953)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Height5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Olivia de Havilland win?


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Olivia de Havilland roles

Movie / Series Role
Hush...Hush, Sweet CharlotteMiriam
Airport '77Emily Livingston
The Love BoatAunt Hilly 1 episode, 1981

Olivia de Havilland's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
RafflesΒ (1939)$1,250 /week
Gone with the WindΒ (1939)$25,000
Lady in a CageΒ (1964)$300,000
Hush...Hush, Sweet CharlotteΒ (1964)$100,000

Olivia de Havilland's Quotes

  • Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realizing that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time; it isn't natural.
  • [on Hollywood's reaction to her landmark court victory against Warner Bros.] I was told I would never work again, if I lost or won. When I won, they were impressed and didn't bear a grudge.
  • The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there is that Hollywood is an Oriental city. As long as you do that, you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else, you'll perish.
  • The TV business is soul-crushing, talent-destroying and human being-destroying. These men in their black towers don't know what they are doing. It's slave labor. There is no elegance left in anybody. They have no taste. Movies are being financed by conglomerates, which take a write-off if they don't work. The only people who fight for what the public deserves are artists.
  • We were like a stock company at Warners. We didn't know any of the stars from the other studios.

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Interesting Facts about Olivia de Havilland

  1. Elder daughter of Walter Augustus de Havilland (1872-1968), a patent attorney in Japan and also the author of the 1910 book "The ABC of Go", which provides a detailed and comprehensive description of the Japanese board game, and his wife, actress Lilian Fontaine. Elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine. Ex-sister-in-law of Collier Young, Brian Aherne and William Dozier. Aunt of Debbie Dozier.
  2. Relations between Olivia and younger sister Joan Fontaine were never strong and worsened in 1941, when both were nominated for Best Actress Oscars. Their mutual dislike and jealousy escalated into an all-out feud after Fontaine won for Suspicion (1941). Despite the fact that de Havilland went on to win two Academy Awards of her own, they remained permanently estranged.
  3. After her divorce in 1979 from second husband Pierre Galante, they remained close friends; after he became ill with cancer, she nursed him until his death in 1998.
  4. As of December 15 2014, the 75th anniversary of the premiere of Gone with the Wind (1939), she is the only surviving major cast member. She has been the only survivor of the four principal leads since 1967. The only other surviving cast member who received screen credit is Mickey Kuhn.
  5. Justly famous for her court victory against Warner Brothers in the mid-1940s (many others had sued Warners but failed), which stopped Jack L. Warner from adding suspension periods to actors' contracts and therefore meant more freedom for actors in Hollywood. It became known as the "de Havilland decision".
  6. Showed flair as a writer when "Every Frenchman Has One," a lighthearted autobiographical account of her attempts at adapting to French life, was published in 1962.
  7. At the age of 82, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Hertfordshire, England.
  8. De Havilland's son, Benjamin Briggs Goodrich, a statistical analyst, died at his mother's Paris home in 1991, aged 42, after a long battle with Hodgkin's disease. He had first been diagnosed with the disease when he was 19 years old.
  9. In 1965 she became the first female president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
  10. Turned down the role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), reportedly saying that "a lady just doesn't say or do those things on the screen". De Havilland set the record straight in a 2006 interview, saying that she had recently given birth to her son when offered the part and was simply unable to relate to the character.
  11. Is descended from the Haverlands of Normandy, one of whom (the Lord of Haverland) accompanied William the Conquerer in his invasion of England in 1066.
  12. It was reported in October 2001 that she was among 40 prominent French residents who were victims of hoax anthrax attacks (the attacks were proven to be hoaxes after a woman was arrested in Paris for sending out envelopes containing a powdery substance).
  13. A full-time resident of Paris, France, since the mid-1950s, Olivia resided at her home on Rue Benouville. She used to read the Scriptures at the American Cathedral, Paris, at Christmas and Easter until around 2012.
  14. Fifteen years after her previous appearance as a presenter at an Academy Awards ceremony, she made a special appearance onstage at the The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) and received a standing ovation. It was to be her final ever appearance at the Oscars.
  15. She holds the record for the most people thanked in an Oscar acceptance speech (27), which she set when she accepted the award for Best Actress for To Each His Own (1946).
  16. Is a 15th cousin twice removed of Errol Flynn, her co-star in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
  17. She and Joan Fontaine are the first sisters to win Oscars and the first ones to be Oscar-nominated in the same year.
  18. Is portrayed by Lee Purcell in My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985).
  19. She and Errol Flynn acted together in eight movies: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), Dodge City (1939), Four's a Crowd (1938), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and They Died with Their Boots On (1941) Both are also featured in a ninth film, Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943), although in separate scenes.
  20. Confessed in later years that she had an intense crush on Errol Flynn during the years of their filming, saying that it was hard to resist his charms.

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