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'Gone with the Wind' legend Olivia de Havilland is 100

July 1, 2016

As the last living star of "Gone with the Wind," Olivia de Havilland experienced first-hand Hollywood's Golden Era, powerful film studios and the first color films. As she turns 100, rediscover the films she starred in.

Olivia de Havilland Copyright: picture-alliance/dpa/K.Djansezian
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The British-American actress Olivia de Havilland was born on July 1, 1916. She may have starred in dozens of films during her lengthy career, but she will be remembered forever by most people as Melanie Hamilton, the character she portrays in the 1939 movie "Gone with the Wind." Of the movie's stars, she is the only one left.

Many decades later that included two marriages, two children and a move to Paris, she was asked how she managed to reach the biblical age of 100. The secret was "Love, laughter and light, " Olivia de Havilland told the US magazine "Vanity Fair."

Click through the gallery above to find out more about her career.

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