Hollywood actress Olivia de Havilland has died at the age of 105
Famous actress, one of the last representatives of the so-called Golden era of Hollywood, Olivia de Havilland has died at the age of 104.
The Hollywood Reporter reports, citing a representative for the actress, that she died of natural causes in Paris, where she lived in recent years.
Dame Olivia de Havilland was born in a British family in Tokyo, where her father was a lawyer.
She began her career as an actress in the 1930s. One of de Havilland's most famous roles was that of Melanie in Gone With the Wind. De Havilland twice won the Oscar for Best Actress: her roles in the films To Each His Own (1946) and in The Heiress (1949).
Among other famous works of her role in the films "The Road to Santa Fe" (1940), "My Cousin Rachel" (1952), "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964), and others.
She also made history thanks to a successful lawsuit against Warner Bros, outraged that it added to the contract a restriction on working on other films for another six months as punishment for the fact that the actress refused to play certain roles. The California court called for de Havilland's rightness, and the release of actors from the excessive influence of studios went down in history under her name.
De Havilland's younger sister was another Hollywood actress, now also the late Joan Fontaine. The sisters were known not only for their acting talent but also for their extremely strained relationships.