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Vivien Leigh (1913–1967)

If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England. Her mother thinks ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared in the Old Vic Theatre Season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Stephen Murray, Anthony Quayle and Andrew Cruickshank in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Vivian Leigh


5' 3½" (1.61 m)

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All day long you're really leading up to the evening's performance. To time everything correctly, you have to take care of yourself-which is a very difficult thing to do, because it's highly emotional See more »


Kept Laurence Olivier's photograph beside her bed and on her dressing table even after they divorced. Until her death she was addressed as "Lady Olivier." See more »


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