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Joan Fontaine

22 October 1917 to 15 December 2013

A British-American actress who found fame starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940), before winning an Oscar when she collaborated with the director again a year later on Suspicion (1941). Known for playing nervously romantic roles, she went on to star in Jane Eyre (1943) opposite Orson Welles, The Constant Nymph (1943) and Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948).

- Read Joan Fontaine's Guardian obituary here