What is Joan Fontaine Net Worth? Joan Fontaine Net Worth Is Estimated to be 40 Million Dollars As Of 2023.
A Journey Through Her Early Days
Joan was a British-American actress who was born in Tokyo on the 22nd of October 1917, into the family of Lilian Ruse also known as Lillian Fontaine and Walter de Havilland.
Her mother was a degree-earned actress from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts while her father was a British-born patent attorney with an ancestry traceable to King Edward II and Henry VII.
As a young girl child, she suffered from various diseases including anemia and measles, which led her mother to send her together with her sister to live with her aunt (her mother’s sister) in the United States in 1919.
Having left her father behind in Japan, his marriage with her mother began to face challenges. Later on in that same year, they divorced and went their separate ways.
Joan was intellectually sound as a young woman, she was therefore successful in her academic pursuit while in Saratoga, California. At age 15, she returned to Japan and schooled in the American School of Tokyo.
Having graduated from Los Gatos High School, she had a grave misunderstanding and due to that, she moved back to the United States where she followed after her sister’s passion for acting and began to act too.
Joa had been married four times in her entire life. She was first married to Brian Aherne in 1939 and divorced in 1945, remarried to producer William Dozier in 1946 and divorced in 1951, remarried producer/director Collier Young in 1952 and divorced in 1961.
She finally married Sportsman Alfred Wright in 1964 but divorced in 1969. However, in all her marriages, she had just one daughter with her second husband whose was by the name Deborah Leslie Dozier.
Joan Fountain Acting Career Journey
Joan began her acting career in 1939, due to her excellent performances she successfully appeared in a series of movies throughout the decades. In 1941, she earned the Best Actress award for her role in the movie; Suspicion.
The award was followed by three other award nominations for her movie appearances which were; The Constant Nymph in 1943, The Snake Pit in 1948, and Rebecca in 1940.
Joan Fontaine kept making appearances in films all throughout the 1950s, and 1960s where she acted in movies like Ivanhoe in 1952, Island in the Sun in 1957, and Tender is the Night in 1962.
Unfortunately, as the year went by, she began to age and it was quite difficult to secure a movie role. She later resorted to quitting acting, which led to her retiring from acting in the 1980s.
She quit acting after portraying a grandmother in the Family Chanel’s Good King Wenceslas, she concentrated her attention on Broadway and Television presentations. She is continuously remembered for excellent acting prowess as one of the greatest actors from the classical era.
Joan Fontaine’s Death and Net Worth
Joan’s death was attributed to natural causes. She died in her sleep at her home in Carmel-By-The-Sea in California on the 15th of December 2013, making her 96 years old at the time of her demise.
As of the time of her demise, her net worth was estimated to be about 40 million dollars which is expected to have been on the increase now due to inflation. She is greatly remembered by her fans for her intellectual picture-in-motion performances.
She owned several properties through out her life, which include a house in Biverly Hills that she bought in 1940s and later sold in 1950s, a home in Montecito which she also sold in the 1980s and then finally her home in Carmel by the sea where she live till the time of her death.