Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine
1917 - 2013

Joan Fontaine  English Actress

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 – December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British-American actress. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year....

Confirmed Relationships11
Longest Relationship9 yrs, 2 mths
Average Relationship Length2 yrs, 6 mths
Rumored Relationships8
First Name Joan
Middle Name de Beauvior
Last Name Fontaine
Maiden Name de Havilland
Full Name at Birth Joan de Beauvior de Havilland
Age 96 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd October, 1917
Birthplace Tokyo, Japan
Died 15th December, 2013
Place of Death Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
High School The American School, Japan
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Rebecca (1940)
Year(s) Active 1935–1994
Brand Endorsement Smirnoff Vodka 1960
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Father Walter Augustus de Havilland (British patent attorney, b. 1872, d. 1968)
Mother Lillian Ruse Fontaine (actress, b. 1886, d. 1975, cancer)
Sister Olivia de Havilland (actress)
Friend Ida Lupino, Ingrid Bergman, Jennifer Jones, Anita Colby, David Niven, Lillian Gish, Charles Boyer, George Cukor, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Bennett, Lana Turner
Associated People Bob Hope
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Female5th November, 194867 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Good King Wenceslas1994 Queen Ludmilla TV Movie
Crossings1986 Alexandra Markham TV Show
Dark Mansions1986 Margaret Drake TV Movie
Bare Essence1983 Laura TV Show
Hotel1983 Ruth Easton TV Show
Aloha Paradise1981 TV Show
The Users1978 Grace St. George TV Movie
The Love Boat1977 Jennifer Langley TV Show
Ryan's Hope1975 Paige Williams TV Show
Cannon1971 Thelma Cain TV Show
The Witches1966 Gwen Mayfield Movie
The Bing Crosby Show1964 Mrs. Taylor TV Show
Tender Is the Night1962 Baby Warren Movie
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962 Alice Pemberton TV Show
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1961 Dr. Susan Hiller Movie
The Dick Powell Theatre1961 Valerie Baumer TV Show
The Light That Failed1961 Hostess TV Movie
Checkmate1960 Karen Lawson TV Show
Kraft Mystery Theater1960 Margaret Lewis TV Show
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond1959 Ellen Grayson TV Show
Startime1959 Julie Forbes TV Show
A Certain Smile1958 Françoise Ferrand Movie
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958 Margaret Lewis TV Show
Island in the Sun1957 Mavis Norman Movie
Until They Sail1957 Anne Leslie Movie
Wagon Train1957 Naomi Kaylor TV Show
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt1956 Susan Spencer Movie
Serenade1956 Kendall Hale Movie
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1956 Adrienne TV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955 Lynne Abbott TV Show
Star Stage1955 TV Show
Casanova's Big Night1954 Francesca Bruni Movie
Decameron Nights1953 Fiammetta, Bartolomea, Ginevra Movie
Flight to Tangier1953 Susan Lane Movie
The Bigamist1953 Eve Graham Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Linda Stacey, Judith, Laurel Chapman TV Show
Ivanhoe1952 Rowena Movie
Othello1952 Page (uncredited) Movie
Something to Live For1952 Jenny Carey Movie
Four Star Playhouse1952 Trudy TV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952 Julie TV Show
Darling, How Could You!1951 Alice Grey Movie
Born to Be Bad1950 Christabel Movie
September Affair1950 Marianne 'Manina' Stuart Movie
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands1948 Jane Wharton Movie
Letter from an Unknown Woman1948 Lisa Berndle Movie
The Emperor Waltz1948 Johanna Augusta Franziska Movie
You Gotta Stay Happy1948 Dee Dee Dillwood Movie
Ivy1947 Ivy Lexton Movie
From This Day Forward1946 Susan Movie
The Affairs of Susan1945 Susan Darell Movie
Frenchman's Creek1944 Dona St. Columb Movie
Jane Eyre1943 Jane Eyre Movie
The Constant Nymph1943 Tessa Sanger Movie
This Above All1942 Prudence Cathaway Movie
Suspicion1941 Lina Movie
Rebecca1940 Mrs. de Winter Movie
Gunga Din1939 Emmy Movie
Man of Conquest1939 Eliza Allen Movie
The Women1939 Mrs. John Day - Peggy Movie
Blond Cheat1938 Julie Evans Movie
Maid's Night Out1938 Sheila Harrison Movie
Sky Giant1938 Meg Lawrence Movie
The Duke of West Point1938 Ann Porter Movie
A Damsel in Distress1937 Lady Alyce Movie
Quality Street1937 Charlotte Parratt (uncredited) Movie
A Million to One1937 Joan Stevens Movie
Music for Madame1937 Jean Clemens Movie
The Man Who Found Himself1937 Nurse Doris King Movie
You Can't Beat Love1937 Trudy Olson Movie
No More Ladies1935 Caroline (as Joan Burfield) Movie
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Violet_ElectricMay 29, 2011

Very pretty, and AMAZINGLY TALENTED! Rebecca & Jane Eyre are the best of hers, IMO (though I haven't seen them all)

THOMMEUSAug 15, 2010

Joan Fontaine could still be in very good health is she had been taking lots of multiple vitamins throughout her entire life.

tomApr 22, 2009

I watched Rebecca and it was thrilling and you were to

JohnFeb 27, 2009

Much Better Actress Than Olivia !! And Better Looking Too !!

perfectgirlOct 17, 2007

Joan Fontaine was a man magnet in her heyday and well into her 70s.

Mike TJul 4, 2007

She was born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland in Tokyo, Japan of British parents. She took her mother`s (actress Lilian Fontaine) stage surname as her own. She became a US citizen in 1943. Her sister was Olivia de Havilland.

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