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Pope Joan


Olivia Mary de Havilland (born 1st July 1916) is an American film and stage actress. She is the elder sister of actress Joan Fontaine. Along with her sister, de Havilland is one of the last surviving female stars from 1930s Hollywood. She is also the last living lead from “Gone with the Wind”.

Pope Joan is a 1972 British drama film based on the story of Pope Joan. It was directed by Michael Anderson and has a cast which includes Lesley-Anne Down,(Cecelia) Patrick Magee (elder monk), Nigel Havers (young monk), Olivia de Havilland (Mother Superior) and starred Liv Ullmann in the lead role of Pope Joan.

This film is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D.

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Actress Nuns, Servants, Social History | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments