October 22, 1917
December 15, 2013
U.S. - U.K.
5 ft 3½ in | 161.5 cm
31-24-34 in | 79-61-86.5 cm
49 kg | 108 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Joan Fontaine was born in Tokyo, Japan, on October 22, 1917, was a British-American actress.
Young Joan Fontaine began her professional acting career in 1935, she signed a contract with RKO Pictures.
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy film No More Ladies (1935) in role as Caroline "Carrie" Rumsey.
She got her television debut in anthology series Four Star Playhouse (1953-1954) in role as Trudy.
Joan's breakthrough performance came as The second Mrs. de Winter in romantic psychological thriller film Rebecca (1940), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
She landed her stage debut in West Coast production of "Call It a Day" (1935).
She made her Broadway debut in a play "Tea and Sympathy" (1953–1955) in role as Laura Reynolds.
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Joan Fontaine body measurements was bust-waist-hip 31-24-34 in inches or 79-61-86.5 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 30A with cup size A.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as The second Mrs. de Winter in romantic psychological thriller film Rebecca (1940).
She won the Academy Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her role as Lina in romantic psychological thriller film Suspicion (1941).
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Tessa Sanger in romantic drama movie The Constant Nymph (1943).
Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) romantic drama opposite Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians and Marcel Journet
The Women (1939) comedy drama with Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell and Joan Crawford
Gunga Din (1939) adventure war opposite Cary Grant and Victor McLaglen
Jane Eyre (1943) romantic drama with Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien and Peggy Ann Garner
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) science fiction disaster opposite Walter Pidgeon, Barbara Eden and Robert Sterling
Ivanhoe (1952) historical adventure epic with Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor and George Sanders
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) noir crime opposite Dana Andrews, Sidney Blackmer and Arthur Franz
She was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest / Cameo Appearance in a Daytime Drama Series for her role as Paige Williams in ABC soap opera Ryan's Hope (1980).
She played Alexandra Markham in miniseries Crossings (1986).
Attended the Los Gatos High School in California.
Graduated from the Tokyo School for Foreign Children in 1935.
She was younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland.
She became an American citizen in 1943.
Released an autobiography "No Bed of Roses" in 1978.
She was a close friend of Ida Lupino.
She played Ann Stanley in Broadway play "Forty Carats" (1968-1970).
Launched her own company "Rampart Productions" (1946), with her then husband William Dozier.
She won the Golden Apple Award for Most Cooperative Actress in 1947.
Joan died on December 15, 2013, Carmel Highlands, California, United States, at the age of 96.
She was married to:
Alfred Wright, Jr. (1964-1969)
Collier Young (1952-1961)
William Dozier (1946-1951) they had one daughter, Deborah Leslie
Brian Aherne (1939-1945)
She dated Prince Aly Khan (1950), Charles K. Feldman (1950), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1938), Conrad Nagel (1938) and George Stevens (1930).