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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 | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vivian Leigh

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Scorpios burn themselves out and eat themselves up and they are careless about themselves - like me. I swing between happiness and misery and I cry easily. I am a mixture of my mother's determination and my father's optimism. I am part prude and part non-conformist and I say what I think and don't dissemble. I am a mixture of French, Irish and Yorkshire, and perhaps that's what it all is. See more »

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Became pregnant twice (in 1944 and 1955) during her marriage to Laurence Olivier; she suffered miscarriages on both occasions. See more »

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Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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