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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:

Stage: She appeared in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Ralph Richardson, Robert Helpmann, Stephen Murray, Anthony Quayle in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie 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:

I cannot let well enough alone. I get restless. I have to be doing different things. I am a very impatient person and headstrong. If I've made up my mind to do something, I can't be persuaded out of it. See more »

Trivia:

She took her then husband's first name (Leigh) as her last name when she began acting professionally. See more »

Trademark:

Perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning roles in Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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