'Gone With The Wind' actress Olivia de Havilland celebrates 100th birthday

Screen legend Olivia de Havilland and the last surviving principal cast member of Gone With The Wind, celebrated her 100th birthday recently. One of the last great stars of Hollywood’s bygone golden era, the two-time Oscar winner is also well known for trailblazing a victory for her profession after she won a court battle against Hollywood film studio Warner Bros to release her early from her contract with them. She also made news for a secret feud with her equally famous sister, Joan Fontaine.

Olivia de Havilland

In an interview with a magazine earlier this year, she spoke fondly of her iconic Gone With The Wind character. She said, “In the book we saw her through Scarlett’s eyes, which created a negative impression. In the film the audience sees her through their own, unbiased eyes. Now, with the script, I liked her, I admired her, I loved her!”

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