Actress Joan Fontaine in 1944. Dan Grossi/AP hide caption itoggle caption Dan Grossi/AP The Two-Way Joan Fontaine, 'Coolly Beautiful' Oscar Winner, Dies December 16, 2013 Fontaine became a star for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca. She won a best actress Oscar for her performance in the director's Suspicion. Her older sister was actress Olivia de Havilland. The two were estranged for most of their adult lives.