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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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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra," at the St. James Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Robert Helpmann, Norman Wooland, Desmond Llewellyn, Maxine Audley, Peter Cushing, Wilfrid Hyde White, Jill Bennett, Richard Goolden, Niall MacGinnis, Esmond Knight, Clifford Williams, Edmund Pardom... See more »

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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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Some critics saw fit to say that I was a great actress. I thought that was a foolish, wicked thing to say because it put such an onus and such a responsibility onto me, which I simply wasn't able to carry. See more »

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She has at least 3 great granddaughters: Amy, Sophie and Ashua See more »

Trademark:

Often plays women who will go to great lengths to achieve their desires See more »

Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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