Olivia Mary de Havilland is a British American actress known for her early ingenue roles, as well as her later more substantial roles. Born in Tokyo to British parents, de Havilland and her younger sister, actress Joan Fontaine, moved to California in 1919. She is best known for her performance as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind, and her eight co-starring roles opposite Errol Flynn, including The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail, and They Died with Their Boots On. She is one of the last living actors/actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
De Havilland won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in To Each His Own and The Heiress; de Havilland and sister Fontaine are the only siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards. She also received the National Board of Review Award, the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon, and the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for her performance in The Snake Pit. She was awarded the Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Heiress in 1950 and for Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna in 1987. In 1960, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in films. In 2008, she was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush.