'Miss de Havilland was not asked by FX for permission to use her name and identity and was not compensated for such use, ' her lawyers told The LA Times.
In the complaint, lawyers criticized Zeta-Jones' depiction of de Havilland giving an interview that they said had never taken place in real life, even though the series intended for viewers to believe it was true.
Throughout Feud, the Zeta-Jones played de Havilland appears in a mock documentary from 1978 taking abut the relationship between the adversarial Crawford and Davis. Warner Bros was impressed and, as was the custom at the time, signed the teenager to a seven-year contract.More news: IS fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighborhood
More news: Alabama base, Redstone Arsenal, on lockdown after reports of active shooter
More news: Australia the team to beat at ICC Women's World Cup
Seeking a jury trial, sweeping damages and unplugging the potential Emmy-contending show with an injunction, the two-time Oscar victor says her portrayal by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the anthology series damaged her "professional reputation for integrity, honesty, generosity, self-sacrifice and dignity". She said, "On principle, I am opposed to any representation of personages who are no longer alive to judge the accuracy of any incident depicted as involving themselves". She also shows up at the 1963 Oscars as a supporter of Davis' and makes numerous remarks about the nature of Hollywood and being an actress in the dirty business of show business.
On the eve of her 101st birthday, Olivia de Havilland is serving FX with a gift of her own - a lawsuit.
FX Networks has declined to comment and representatives for Murphy did not immediately respond to the accusations.
De Havilland made 50 movies in her career and nine were with Errol Flynn, including "Captain Blood", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and "They Died With Their Boots On".
The actress is now seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for emotional distress, damage to her reputation and past and future economic losses, as well as an injunction barring the defendants from using her name or image in the series or otherwise. De Havilland complains that she gave no such interview and that other scenes within the film reflect poorly on her.