Joan Fontaine

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British-American actress who is best known for her starring roles in Hollywood films during the β€œGolden Age”. Fontaine appeared in more than 45 films in a career that spanned five decades.

Joan Fontaine was a British-American actress who starred in several Hollywood films, most notably in the Alfred Hitchcock classics Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was also known for her long-running feud with her elder sister, Olivia de Havilland, another Oscar-winning actress. Fontaine’s career spanned six decades, and she appeared in more than 40 films, as well as on stage and television. She was admired for her elegance, beauty and versatility as a performer.