Remembering Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine passed on yesterday on December 15, 2013 at the age of 96. She was once quoted saying, "I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia (sister Olivia de Havilland) did, and if I die first, she'll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!" That did indeed come true although I doubt her sister would have been filled with annoyance and more with sadness.

Joan starred in films such as; The Women (1939), Rebecca (1940), The Constant Nymph (1943), and Born to be Bad (1950). Her final roles were parts in TV movies. There is something very haunting and vulnerable about the way Joan acted in her roles. You couldn't help but feel invested in what would happen to her character. She will always remain one of my favorite Old Hollywood actress for her beauty and grace.

She once said, "You know, I've had a helluva life. Not just the acting part. I've flown in an international balloon race. I've piloted my own plane. I've ridden to the hounds. I've done a lot of exciting things." Joan lived her life fully and without regret. 

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  1. RIP, beautiful lady. You will be missed deeply by many a classic Hollywood film fan the world over.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. She looks so pretty in that picture. Thank you for sharing!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  3. So beautiful and talented.


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