Star of 'Gone With the Wind’, Olivia de Havilland passes away

Star of 'Gone With the Wind’, Olivia de Havilland passes away
Paris: A two-time Oscar winner and star of ‘Gone With the Wind’, Olivia de Havilland has died at the age of 104.

According to details, the actress died of natural causes at her residence in Paris. She was residing in Paris for more than sixty years.

Olivia rose to fame during the classic movie era of Hollywood, first as a romantic partner for Errol Flynn in swashbucklers such as ‘Captain Blood’ and ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ and then as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With the Wind, which is considered one of the top movies in terms of moneymaking when adjusted for inflation.

Her career spanned more than fifty years and almost fifty films to her credit. She was the last surviving star from Gone with the Wind (1939). The film earned her one of her five Oscar nominations.

She also had a tempestuous relationship with her sister, fellow Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine.

Olivia was born in Tokyo in 1916 and soon moved to California with her family where she emerged as one of the top-ranked Hollywood actresses.

She won two Academy awards: Best Actress Oscar in 1946 for her role in To Each His Own, and then a second for The Heiress in 1949.