Fontaine, Joan

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Fontaine, Joan Gender: F
Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland
born on 22 October 1917 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Tokyo, Japan, 35n42, 139e46
Timezone JST h9e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 27°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°59 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°31'

Joan Fontaine


American actress who was born in Japan when her father was stationed in Tokyo. When her dad, an English professor, left her mom for the Japanese maid, her mom left Japan in 1919, when she was still a baby. She had a difficult childhood when her mom remarried, as she saw her family as critical and her sister Olivia as favored. At 15, she returned to Tokyo to live with her dad and his Japanese wife for two years.

Fontaine and her sister, Olivia de Havilland, both became noted actresses. From a debut both on stage and in film in 1935, her career developed slowly but her talent shone through, winning her an Oscar for "Rebecca," 1940. Actually shy, with a high IQ, she was considered difficult and was voted the least cooperative actress in 1943.

Fontaine married actor Brian Aherne in August 1939 and they divorced in 1944, the year that she made "Jane Eyre." By 1964, she made a fourth marriage, which also ended in divorce.

Of her some 50 films, only a handful were memorable. She also did over 40 radio plays and TV from 1956.

On December 15, 2013, Fontaine died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 96 in her Carmel Highlands home.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Aherne, Brian (born 2 May 1902). Notes: Happy


  • Family : Parents divorced 1919 (Left Japan for U.S.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1935 (Film and stage debut)
  • Work : Prize 26 February 1942 (Best Actress Oscar for Suspicion)
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  • Work : Lose social status 1943 (Voted "least cooperative actress")
  • Relationship : Divorce dates April 1945 (Brian Aherne)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates January 1951 (William Dozier)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 12 October 1952 (Collier Young)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates January 1961 (Collier Young)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 23 January 1964 (Fourth marriage, to Alfred Wright)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1969 (Alfred Wright)

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes Gilbert Ibarra, from her mom


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (International travel)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Sister)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Unpleasant childhood)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Japanese stepmother)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Rivalry)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Japan and U.S.)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women