Olivia de Havilland ~ One Classy Lady
Olivia de Havilland is a beautiful and talented actress who will celebrate her 100th birthday on July 1, 2016. Probably best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind, she has had a career spanning more than six decades.
She told Entertainment Weekly in 2015 that she's seen Gone with the Wind "about 30 times" and it still brings her joy. "Luckily, it does not make me melancholy," she said about watching her now-deceased co-stars. "When I see them vibrantly alive on screen, I experience a kind of reunion with them, a joyful one."
The article in EW noted that she lives in Paris, still does crossword puzzles and is working on her autobiography. She also can't wait for her 100th birthday.
"I'm certainly relishing the idea of living a century," she said. "Can you imagine that? What an achievement."
She attributes her amazingly healthy longevity to "the three L's—love, laughter, and light."