Joan Fontaine


Full Name:- Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland

Nick Name:- Joan Fontaine |Joan Burfield |  Joan St. Joh

Profession:- Actor | Writer | Furniture Designer

Born:-  (October 22, 1917)

Date Of Death:- (December 15, 2013)

Citizen:- United Kingdom | America (from 1943)

Children:- 2

Parents:- Lilian Fontaine (mother) | Walter de Havilland (father)

Birthplace:- Tokyo (Japan)

Place Of Death:- Carmel Highlands, California, US

Cause of Death:-  Natural Cause

Physical Stats

Height:- 5 ‘3”  (1.61 m)

Weight:- 49 kg

Eye Color:- Hazel

Hair Color:-  Brown

Body Type:- Slim


Debut:- Film Call It a Day (1935)


Academy Award

1940: Best Actress (Rebecca) | Nominated

1942: Best Actress (Suspicion) | Won

1943: Best Actress (The Constant Nymph) | Nominated

NYFCC Award 

1940: Best Actress (Rebecca) | Nominated

1941:  Best Actress (Suspicion) | Won

 Golden Apple Award

1947: Most Cooperative Actress  | Won

Daytime Emmy Award

1980: Outstanding Cameo Appearance in a Daytime Drama Series (Ryan’s Hope) | Won


She Was Married And Divorced 4 Times

First Marriage:- Brian Aherne, in 1939 &  Divorced in April 1945.

2nd Marriage:- William Dozier (actor/producer) in Mexico City, In May 1946 & Divorced in 1949.

3rd Marriage:- Collier Young (producer and writer) on November 12, 1952, divorced in May 1960.

4th Marriage:-   Alfred Wright (golf editor) on January 23, 1964, divorced in 1969.

Some unknown Facts About Joan Fontaine 

  • She became a United States citizen in 1943.
  • She mostly appeared in drama films from the 1940s.


Photo of Olivia and Joan Fontaine, Captured by Bob Landry for life magazine, At Fontaine home year (1942).

At the 1942 Academy Awards, Joan Fontaine admiring her best actress Oscar for her role as Lina McLaidlaw in “suspicion”

Costume design by Rene Hubert, Joan Fontaine in “Jane Eyre (1943)

Joan Fontaine as Mrs. De Winter In Rebecca (1940).

Joan Fontaine at the age of 22, (1939)

Joan Fontaine, During Photoshoot.

Joan Fontaine and Cary in Suspicion, 1941, Black & White Picture.

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