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Vivien Leigh (I) (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 »

Known For

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Scarlett - Their Daughter
(1939)
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois
(1951)
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools Mary Treadwell
(1965)
Waterloo Bridge
(1940)

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Other Works:

Stageg: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, with Laurence Olivier, Keith Michell, Ralph Michael, Ian Holm, Dilys Hamlett, William Devlin, James Grout, Maxine Audley, Emrys James, John Southworth and Patrick Wymark in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Vivian Leigh

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

[to critics about her reviews for "The Mask of Virtue" (1935), her second play on the London stage] It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. See more »

Trivia:

When making Gone with the Wind (1939), super macho director Victor Fleming wanted Scarlett, for at least once in the film, to look like his hunting buddy Clark Gable's type of woman. So, when wearing the stunning low-cut burgundy velvet dress with rhinestones that Scarlett wears to Ashley Wilkes' birthday party in the second half of the film, to achieve the desired cleavage for Fleming, Walter ... See more »

Trademark:

Black hair and soft green eyes See more »

Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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