Olivia De Havilland
Who is Olivia De Havilland?
Olivia De Havilland is a movie actress who was born in Japan to British parents. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in To Each His Own and The Heiress. She and her sister Joan Fontaine are said to be the only siblings to have both won lead acting Academy Awards. Olivia De Havilland is probably best remembered for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind and as Maid Marian in The Adventures of Robin Hood. In 2008, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush.
Olivia De Havilland is a sister to fellow Hollywood actress Joan Fontaine. Their family tree includes a number of other famous celebrities including Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Gere, Orson Welles, Christopher Reeve, and Linda Hamilton. Her U.S. Presidential kin include William H. Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, George Washington, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. U.S. First Ladies in her family tree include Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, and Abigail Adams.
Olivia De Havilland also has strong family connections to both the current royal family as well as a direct descent from King Edward I. The other royal connections include Queen Elizabeth II, the late Princess Diana, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton. There are also connections to King Henry VIII and at least four of his wives.
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