Melanie Hamilton (born in 1843 or 1844) is a supporting character in the 1936 novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and its 1939 film adaptation of the same name.


She was portrayed by Olivia de Havilland in the 1939 film.

Why She Rocks

  1. Olivia de Havilland did a great job portraying her in the film adaptation.
  2. She's an excellent foil character to her sister-in-law, Scarlett.
  3. She's one of the most kind-hearted and sweetest members of her family and the film.
  4. She's proven to be extremely loyal and dependable to the people of Tara.
  5. Despite being polite and generous, she's not afraid to defend her village when the time calls for it, as shown when a Union deserter broke into Tara and she brought a sword with her.
  6. Her death scene as a very emotional moment, and it's even more proof in showing how selfless she really is.
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