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Hollywood royalty Olivia de Havilland Gone with the Wind actress turns 102

With a career spanning over five decades from 1935 to 1988, Hollywood Golden age actress and Gone with the Wind movie star Olivia de Havilland has celebrated another birthday. She's is 102. And still kicking!
Actress Olivia De Havilland
One of the last movie stars from that remarkable era, The two-time Oscar winner — who famously played Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind — turned 102 on Sunday. A incredible milestone for the silver haired Dame. 


De Havilland, who lives in Paris, is the last surviving principle member of the classic 1939 film, which also starred the late Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

Although the beautiful  actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the movie, she did not actually win an Oscar until 1946, when she picked up the first of her two golden statues.  That year, she won the award for Best Actress for her role in To Each His Own. Three years later she won another one for her role in The Heiress.

Honoured by the Queen. De Havilland also achieved a very special distinction last year, becoming the oldest person to be named a Dame!
Legendary Hollywood actress Olivia De Havilland
Olivia De Havilland is one of the last surviving actresses of Hollywood's golden era
She is thrilled by the honor. In a statement, De Havilland revealed to PEOPLE that she is “extremely proud that the Queen has appointed me a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.”

“To receive this honor as my 101st birthday approaches is the most gratifying of birthday presents,” she said.
Oscar winner Olivia De Havilland birthday
Olivia De Havilland here in 1950 with her second Oscar for her role in 'The Heiress' 

The star who dazzled us for years with her sultry beauty, silky voice and acting prowress, continues to amaze as she ages with the most admirable grace.

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