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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 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared in Jean Anouilh's "Antigone" and Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal," at the Old Vic at the New Theatre in London, England, with Laurence Olivier (also director), George Relph, George Cooper and Peter Cushing in the cast. 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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[talking 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 »


A heavy smoker, Leigh was smoking almost four packs a day during filming of Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »


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