Joan Fontaine  English Actress

Current Status

Joan Fontaine passed away on 15th Dec 2013 aged 96.

Relationships

Joan Fontaine was previously married to Collier Young (1951 - 1961), William Dozier (1945 - 1951) and Brian Aherne (1938 - 1945).

She was also in relationships with Prince Aly Khan (1950), Charles Feldman (1950), James Stewart (1948), Howard Hughes (1939), Conrad Nagel (1938), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1938), George Stevens (1930), Peter Viertel, Adlai Stevenson, Oleg Cassini, Spencer Tracy, John Houseman, David O. Selznick, Andrew Heiskell and Charles Addams.

Joan Fontaine had 2 children, Martita (adopted) and Deborah Leslie (67).

About

Joan Fontaine is a 96 year old English Actress. Born Joan de Beauvior de Havilland on 22nd October, 1917 in Tokyo, Japan and educated at The American School, Japan, she is famous for Rebecca (1940) in a career that spans 1935–1994. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Joan Fontaine was in 6 on-screen matchups, notably with Cary Grant in Suspicion (1941), Fred Astaire in A Damsel in Distress (1937), Harry Belafonte in Island in the Sun (1957), Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940) and Orson Welles in Jane Eyre (1943).

Joan Fontaine is a member of the following lists: 20th-century British actresses, 20th-century English actresses and English radio actresses.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Joan Fontaine96 LibraActress
English
Alfred Wright, Jr.57 AriesJournalist
Collier Young72 LeoFilm/TV Producer
American
Prince Aly Khan48 GeminiRoyalty
American
Charles Feldman64 TaurusFilm/TV Producer
American
James Stewart89 TaurusActor
American
William Dozier83 AquariusActor
American
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
American
Brian Aherne83 TaurusActor
British
Conrad Nagel72 PiscesActor
American
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.90 SagittariusActor
American
George Stevens70 SagittariusCinematographer
American
Andrew Heiskell87 VirgoJournalist
American
Charles Addams76 CapricornCartoonist
American
Peter Viertel86 ScorpioNovelist
German
Adlai Stevenson65 AquariusPolitician
American
Oleg Cassini92 AriesFashion Designer
American
Spencer Tracy67 AriesActor
American
John Houseman86 VirgoActor
Romanian
David O. Selznick63 TaurusFilm/TV Producer
American
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
Martita (adopted)
Female
Deborah Leslie
Female5th November, 194867 years old

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Good King Wenceslas1994Queen LudmillaTV Movie
Crossings1986Alexandra MarkhamTV Show
Dark Mansions1986Margaret DrakeTV Movie
Bare Essence1983LauraTV Show
Hotel1983Ruth EastonTV Show
Aloha Paradise1981TV Show
The Users1978Grace St. GeorgeTV Movie
The Love Boat1977Jennifer LangleyTV Show
Ryan's Hope1975Paige WilliamsTV Show
Cannon1971Thelma CainTV Show
The Witches1966Gwen MayfieldMovie
The Bing Crosby Show1964Mrs. TaylorTV Show
Tender Is the Night1962Baby WarrenMovie
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Alice PembertonTV Show
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1961Dr. Susan HillerMovie
The Dick Powell Theatre1961Valerie BaumerTV Show
The Light That Failed1961HostessTV Movie
Checkmate1960Karen LawsonTV Show
Kraft Mystery Theater1960Margaret LewisTV Show
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond1959Ellen GraysonTV Show
Startime1959Julie ForbesTV Show
A Certain Smile1958Françoise FerrandMovie
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958Margaret LewisTV Show
Island in the Sun1957Mavis NormanMovie
Until They Sail1957Anne LeslieMovie
Wagon Train1957Naomi KaylorTV Show
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt1956Susan SpencerMovie
Serenade1956Kendall HaleMovie
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1956AdrienneTV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Lynne AbbottTV Show
Star Stage1955TV Show
Casanova's Big Night1954Francesca BruniMovie
Decameron Nights1953FiammettaMovie
Flight to Tangier1953Susan LaneMovie
The Bigamist1953Eve GrahamMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Linda Stacey, Judith, Laurel ChapmanTV Show
Ivanhoe1952RowenaMovie
Othello1952Page (uncredited)Movie
Something to Live For1952Jenny CareyMovie
Four Star Playhouse1952TrudyTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952JulieTV Show
Darling, How Could You!1951Alice GreyMovie
Born to Be Bad1950ChristabelMovie
September Affair1950Marianne 'Manina' StuartMovie
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands1948Jane WhartonMovie
Letter from an Unknown Woman1948Lisa BerndleMovie
The Emperor Waltz1948Johanna Augusta FranziskaMovie
You Gotta Stay Happy1948Dee Dee DillwoodMovie
Ivy1947Ivy LextonMovie
From This Day Forward1946SusanMovie
The Affairs of Susan1945Susan DarellMovie
Frenchman's Creek1944Dona St. ColumbMovie
Jane Eyre1943Jane EyreMovie
The Constant Nymph1943Tessa SangerMovie
This Above All1942Prudence CathawayMovie
Suspicion1941LinaMovie
Rebecca1940Mrs. de WinterMovie
Gunga Din1939EmmyMovie
Man of Conquest1939Eliza AllenMovie
The Women1939Mrs. John Day - PeggyMovie
Blond Cheat1938Julie EvansMovie
Maid's Night Out1938Sheila HarrisonMovie
Sky Giant1938Meg LawrenceMovie
The Duke of West Point1938Ann PorterMovie
A Damsel in Distress1937Lady AlyceMovie
Quality Street1937Charlotte Parratt (uncredited)Movie
A Million to One1937Joan StevensMovie
Music for Madame1937Jean ClemensMovie
The Man Who Found Himself1937Nurse Doris KingMovie
You Can't Beat Love1937Trudy OlsonMovie
No More Ladies1935Caroline (as Joan Burfield)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (12)

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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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 Relationships19
Longest Relationship9 yrs, 2 mths
Shortest Relationship6 yrs
Average Relationship Length1 yr, 5 mths
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
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/487/000026409/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121786092
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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