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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: 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 »

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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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Personal Quote:

[on Alexander Korda] Alex was like a father to us - we went to see him with every little problem we had. We usually left convinced that he had solved it - or that we'd got our own way. See more »

Trivia:

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