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Vivien Leigh (I) (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 8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois
(1951)
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Scarlett - Their Daughter
(1939)
Waterloo Bridge
(1940)
That Hamilton Woman
That Hamilton Woman Emma Lady Hamilton
(1941)

Filmography

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 1965 Ship of Fools
Mary Treadwell
 1961 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Karen Stone
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sabina
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1959) ... Sabina
 1955 The Deep Blue Sea
Hester Collyer
 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
Blanche DuBois
 1948 Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra
Cleopatra
 1941 That Hamilton Woman
Emma Lady Hamilton
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Myra
 1940 21 Days Together
Wanda
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Scarlett - Their Daughter
 1938 Sidewalks of London
Liberty aka Libby
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Elsa Craddock
 1937 Storm in a Teacup
Victoria Gow
 1937 Dark Journey
Madeleine Goddard
 1937 Fire Over England
Cynthia
 1935 Gentlemen's Agreement
Phil Stanley
 1935 Things Are Looking Up
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1935 Look Up and Laugh
Marjorie Belfer
 1935 The Village Squire
Rose Venables
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Other Works:

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 | 13 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 6 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:

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy - and a much better training, I think. It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh. See more »

Trivia:

Peter Finch was discovered by Laurence Olivier in 1948 when Olivier and his theatrical company, which included wife Leigh, were conducting a tour of Australia, Olivier signed the young Aussie to a personal contract and Finch became part of Olivier's theatrical company. He then proceeded to cuckold his mentor and employer by bedding Leigh. Olivier was personally humiliated but ever the trouper, he... See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

Vivling

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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