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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: Played Desdemona in "Othello" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 11 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 3½" (1.61 m)

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Actresses go on for a long time and there are always marvelous parts to play. See more »


Had an affair with actor Peter Finch that nearly ended her marriage to Laurence Olivier. The movie The V.I.P.s (1963) is based on an incident from Leigh's and Olivier's marriage, when she was about to leave him for Finch but Olivier wooed her back. See more »


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