100 years old, born in 1916
American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. De Havilland twice won the Academy Award for Best Actress, joining her sister Joan Fontaine as the only siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards. After that her award winning success, Olivia demanded more substantial roles. The studio responded by placing her on a suspension, all of the studios at the time operating under the policy that actors were nothing more than property to do with as they saw fit. Olilvia sued the studio, and in a landmark decision, the court stated that all performers were to be limited to a 7-year contract. This became known as the "de Havilland decision"; no longer could studios treat their performers as mere cattle. Olivia later 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"
Enjoy photos and movies from her younger acting days from 1934 to 1951
"The Most Beautiful Woman In Film"
"Baby" or "The Platinum Blonde"
1940s movie star
"The Love Goddess"
The Profane Angel, The Hoosier Tornado
1950s movie star
"LuLu" or "Brooksie"
Attila the Nun, Saint Loretta
1940s iconic actress
The "It" Girl
"Billie" or "Cranberry"
1940s beautiful actress
"The British Open"
Queen of Hollywood, The Perfect Wife
Baby Gladys, The Glad Girl
The Queen of Scream
"The Peek-a-boo Girl"
Hot Toddy, The Ice Cream Blonde
1920s film comedienne and philanthropist
"The Fifth Warner Brother," or "The First Lady of Film"
"The First Lady of American Cinema"
"Hollywood's Number One party girl"
"The Pin-Up Girl" or "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs"
"The Siren of Swindon" or "Hurricane in Mink"
"Baby" or "The Look"
"Kate" and "First Lady of Cinema"
1930s movie star
"Queen of the B's"
"The 'Ping' Girl"
The "Oomph" Girl
"The Hungarian Rhapsody"
1930s sexy wisecracker
"The Beautiful One" or "Dottie"
1930s winsome blonde
The First Lady of MGM, Queen Norma
1930s B-movie starlet
"The Cameo Girl" or "Rusty"
Queen of Ra-Ta-Taps
1930s comic cutie
1930s pale-eyed blonde
1930s fashion star
1930s "nice girl" actress
1930s actress, novelist, and early aviator
Queen of Warner Brothers
1920s silent film actress