Actress Joan Fontaine

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 9, 2001

What happened to actress Joan Fontaine, Olivia de Havilland's sister?
—Joanne M., Iowa

Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, 83, retired from acting about five years ago and lives in Carmel, Calif., where she's an avid golfer and a prizewinning tuna fisherman, but avoids the spotlight. She is best known for her role in Suspicion and also was in movies such as Rebecca and The Women. De Havilland, 85, lives in Paris, is working on her autobiography, and completes crossword puzzles in her spare time. She probably is best known for playing Melanie in Gone With the Wind. "Much of what has been written about me is total fiction," de Havilland says. "This book is my opportunity to get quite a few things clear. Clear to me, to begin with."