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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: Appeared (as "Juliet") in "Romeo and Juliet". Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Production Design by Laurence Olivier. Scenic Design / Costume Design by Motley. Lighting Design by Robert Edmond Jones. Incidental music by Alexander Steinert and Laurence Olivier. Directed by Laurence Olivier. 51st Street Theatre:... See more »

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

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Vivian Leigh

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Some critics saw fit to say that I was a great actress. I thought that was a foolish, wicked thing to say because it put such an onus and such a responsibility onto me, which I simply wasn't able to carry. 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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Often plays women who will go to great lengths to achieve their desires See more »

Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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