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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 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Scarlett - Their Daughter
Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools Mary Treadwell
Waterloo Bridge


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Active on Broadway in the following productions: 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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Vivian Leigh


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 »


Her favorite role was that of Myra Lester, which she played in Waterloo Bridge (1940). See more »


Perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning roles in Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »



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