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Joan Fontaine (1917-2013) was a British-American actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The younger sister of famed actress Olivia de Havilland, Fontaine appeared in over 45 films. Her first breakthrough role was as the star in the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca. The next year, Fontaine appeared in another Hitchcock film, Suspicion, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was the only actor to ever win an Oscar for their part in a Hitchcock film. One of the biggest Hollywood stars at the time, Fontaine is perhaps best remembered for her performance in Letter from an Unknown Woman.