Hottest Pictures Of Joan Fontaine. Joan Fontaine was a British-American actress, best known for her roles in famous Hollywood movies during the “Golden Age of Cinema.” She is known for her appearances in The Man Who Found Himself, Gunga Din, Rebecca, Suspicion, and The Constant Nymph.
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland was born on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan. Her parents were Walter de Havilland, an English professor at the Imperial University in Tokyo and patent attorney, and Lilian Augusta Ruse de Havilland Fontaine, a former stage actress. Her father was educated at the University of Cambridge.
At the same time, her mother attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and retired from show business to Tokyo with her husband. Joan had a paternal cousin named Sir George de Havilland, an aircraft designer. Her paternal grandfather was Reverend Charles Richard de Havilland.
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Joan’s parents separated when she was just two years old. As a child, she had developed anemia, measles, and streptococcal infections. Due to this, after her mother’s divorce, she and her sister moved to the United States along with her mother. They settled in Saratoga, California and Joan went on to become healthier over the years.
She attended Los Gatos High School. She moved to Japan to live with her father when she turned 16 and attended the Tokyo School for Foreign Children. Joan’s stage debut occurred with Call It a Day by the West Coast Production. Her film debut was in No More Ladies by MGM.
She also appeared in A Million to One. Apart from these, she had appeared in The Man Who Found Himself, You Can’t Beat Love, Music For Madame, A Damsel in Distress, Maid’s Night Out, Sky Giant, The Duke of West Point, The Women, This Above All, Frenchman’s Creek, Jane Eyre, I’ll Be Seeing You, The Affairs of Susan, From This Day Forward, Letter from an Unknown Woman and Born to be Bad, among many others.
Fontaine held dual citizenship as she was British by ethnicity and American by nationality. She was married and divorced four times. Her first marriage was to Brian Aherne. She was later married to William Dozier and then Collier Young. Her fourth and final wedding took place in 1964 with Alfred Wright Jr.
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