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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 George Bernard Shaw's play, "Caesar and Cleopatra," at the St. James Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Esmond Knight, Edmund Pardom, Clifford Williams, Cy Grant, Peter Cushing, Elspeth March, Maxine Audley, Jill Bennett, Henry Oscar, Richard Goolden, Niall MacGinnis, Wilfrid Hyde White, and Robert ... 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:

[talking to critics about her reviews for "The Mask of Virtue" (1935), her second play on the London stage] It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. See more »

Trivia:

Was close friends with Rachel Kempson, the mother of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave. 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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