Olivia (The Color Purple) Olivia is a character in Alice Walker's "The Color Purple". She is the biological daughter of Celie and her stepfather. Olivia is adopted by a minister and his wife, along with her brother, and is eventually brought to Africa. There, Olivia befriends a local village girl. Their relationship serves to illuminate the strength in bonds between women. There is a lovely moment in the book when Celie writes: "somebody ole would have eyes like that. So I call her ole Livia."
Olivia (Twelfth Night) Olivia is a character in one of William Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies, Twelfth Night, believed to have been written around 1600/01. Olivia is a beautiful young noblewoman, who is of great interest to the many suitors who pursue her, but she is grief stricken over the recent death of her brother, and prefers to remain in deep mourning for seven years. However, that vow goes by the wayside when Viola, disguised as a male servant, Cesario, appears on the scene, and Olivia falls hard for her/him. Viola believes that her own brother, Sebastian, has died in a shipwreck, so already these two have a lot in common, what with the dead brothers and all. Olivia puts all her considerable charms to work to entice Cesario to marry her. In this, she is being pretty cool – not only is she appreciating the androgynous nature of gender, she is also laying aside matters of social standing and class. Way to go, Olivia! Naturally, we cannot leave things at this pass in the 17th century, but Olivia takes a pretty good crack at it. In the end, she marries Viola’s look-alike brother, Sebastian, who is not only a nobleman himself, he is also not dead. All’s well that ends well.
Olivia - a song by Edie Brickell
Dinner with Olivia (Emily Sollinger) - Olivia is thrilled to be invited to Francine's house for dinner...she just knows it's going to be a very sophisticated evening. And then it's time for Olivia to have Francine over...but what will Francine think of her family's casual table manners? Recommended for ages 3-6.
Nate the Great on the Owl Express (Marjorie Sharmat) - All aboard the Owl Express! Nate, the great detective, and his dog Sludge, hit the rails on their latest case. Their mission: To guard an owl named Hoot. Hoot belongs to Nate's cousin, Olivia Sharp, and she thinks someone on the train might be out to get her feathered friend. But whooo? Recommended for ages 5-8.
Olivia (Ian Falconer) - Have fun with Olivia: dressing up, singing songs, building sand castles, napping (maybe), dancing, painting on walls, and -- whew! -- going to sleep at last. “Olivia” is part of an award winning series of books by Ian Falconer. Other “must have” titles from this series are Olivia Saves the Circus; Olivia's Opposites; Olivia Counts; Olivia...and the Missing Toy; Teatro Olivia; Olivia Forms a Band; Dream Big (starring Olivia); Olivia Helps with Christmas; Olivia Goes to Venice; and Olivia and the Fairy Princesses. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Olivia and the Babies (Jodie Shepherd) - Olivia notices all the attention her mom gets when she's out with baby William. This makes Olivia wonder... what if she had "Little Olivias" to show off? Before long, Olivia's pets are wearing baby clothes and have had their names changed to Little Olivia 1 and 2. A fun new spin on "playing house", Olivia style! Recommended for ages 3-6.
Olivia the Princess (Natalie Shaw) - A real princess is coming to Olivia s town! And when Olivia and Princess Stephanie meet, they realize they look very much alike so much so that they trade places. Princess Stephanie will go home to Olivia s house, and Olivia will spend the day in the castle! Enjoy the royal treatment with Olivia in this beautiful book with intricate pop-up windows and pull-tabs that allow readers to interact with the story. Olivia is thrilled to learn a real-life princess will visit her town. When Princess Stephanie shows up, she and Olivia meet and realize they look almost exactly alike! Hilarity ensues in this charming story; a sure fire hit! Recommended for ages 3-6.
Famous People Named Olivia - Olivia Newton-John (singer/actress); Olivia De Havilland (actress); Olivia Wilde (actress)
Famous People who Named their Daughter Olivia - Al Pacino (actor); Beverly D'Angelo (actress); Denzel Washington (actor); Eddie Vedder (musician); Joe Piscopo (comic); Joely Fisher (actress); Justine Bateman (actress); Kirk Cameron (actor); Lance Armstrong (cyclist); Roald Dahl (author); Sara Evans (country singer); Wanda Sykes (comic/actress)
Olivia - We cannot find any people of historical significance with the first name Olivia.