Won 2 Oscars.
Another 6 wins & 1 nomination.
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Played Lady Teazle in "School For Scandal"
5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves - like me. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother's determination and my father's optimism. I am part prude and part non-conformist and I say what I think and don't dissemble. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that's what it all is.
Had an affair with actor Peter Finch
that nearly ended her marriage to Laurence Olivier
. The movie The V.I.P.s
(1963) is based on an incident from Leigh's and Olivier's marriage, when she was about to leave him for Finch but Olivier wooed her back.