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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 at the Stratford Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, with Laurence Olivier, Angela Baddeley, Joyce Redman, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley, Michael Denison, Keith Michell, Rosalind Atkinson, Ralph Michael and Michael Devlin in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw and Anthony Quayle were directors. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 1 Article | 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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Great grandchildren are: Ashua, Amy, Sophie and Tessa. The great grandchildren, the girls in particular, bear a striking resemblance to Suzanne. 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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