“Gone with the Wind” was one in a dozen films that the actress starred in and she was also one of the last links with Hollywood’s golden era.
Olivia was the sister of Joan Fontaine, another Hollywood starlet. She was also a double Oscar winner who embodied the glamour of the 1930s and 1940s silver screen.
In her formidable career, Olivia de Havilland starred alongside Errol Flynn, Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh.
"If you can be dignified in an all-star epic about insect apocalypse — which she was — you can be dignified anywhere and everywhere," wrote film critic Nigel Andrews in the Financial Times in 2016.
His statement was referring to her part in "The Swarm" (1978).
"That was de Havilland's ace as a star. Dignity everywhere." wrote Nigel.
During a 2003 Oscars ceremony, Olivia was met with a standing ovation that lasted nearly four minutes where the actress presented an award at the event.
The round of applause came from members of modern Hollywood who paid homage to one of the long-lasting emblems of its past glory.